Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Text Size


Budget 2016 Response

Beoir very much welcomes the announcement at Budget 2016 that the excise relief for microbreweries will now be available upfront. This will improve the cash flow for these small and medium businesses which we hope in turn will help further develop this value sector of the Irish economy. For the second year running, the current Government has helped incentivise small indigenous beer producers which they have recognised as an important and growing part of the Irish agriculture and food sector.
We would have very much liked to see movement in the excise relief for Irish artisanal cider makers in line with that of the microbreweries, but we are heartened to see the government again recognises the role microbreweries play in the Irish economy.
Yours sincerely
Beoir officers

Boundary Brewing: A Co-operative Approach to Irish Craft Beer

Boundary Brewing IPA

With £100,000 raised in just eight days, this round of funding is now closed. Congratulations Boundary Brewing!

The recent Irish craft beer boom has seen no shortage of novel methods of raising the funds necessary to get a new brewery off the ground. Those of us with bottles of Beoir#1 DIPA will remember Black's of Kinsale's Indiegogo project, and a succession of breweries and cider makers have made use of LinkedFinance to crowd-source loans, most recently Eight Degrees. Belfast-based Boundary Brewing is taking a different approach again and has established itself as a co-op, fully owned and operated by its shareholders. And from 1st December 2014 the founders are offering you the chance to become part of the project.

£70,000 is the total amount the board is hoping to raise with the initial share offer. Shares in Boundary are not subject to speculation and cannot be traded; once purchased they can be held or sold back to the co-op after a minimum period of three years. At the three year point if the business is profitable the first dividends will be paid to investors, as well as interest on each investment.

There are two levels of membership available to investors: the minimum investment is £100 which makes you an "ordinary member" whereas an investment of £250 or above grants "supporter member" status. Members have a vote at the AGM and may run for election to the Board of Directors. Organisations may also be members of either rank, though still only have one vote in decisions.

In order to be successful, every brewery needs beer enthusiasts behind it, and Boundary certainly has that. Matthew Dick is well known on the Irish homebrewing scene as the founder of the Belfast Homebrew Club and was a driving force behind the Brewbot project. Co-founder Matt Scrimgeour is a co-operative enthusiast who believes there is lots more space for ethical, principled businesses that operate democratically and value people over profits.

Fundamentally, Boundary is not setting out to make safe mainstream beer for the lowest common denominator of drinker. The company will be taking inspiration from Belgium and the United States for its recipes, to make high quality, bold flavoured beers.

Boundary hopes to have raised the target £70,000 by Monday 5th January 2015, at which point the initial share offer will close.

Full details of the project can be found in the following documentation:
Community share prospectus | Constitution | By-laws
See also and @boundarybrewing

Discuss this item in the forums.

The European Beer Consumers Union comes to Dublin

Where's the information? On the 14th and 15th of November Beoir will host a meeting of the European Beer Consumers Union for the first time. 30 delegates from eleven different countries across Europe will gather in Dublin for two days of debate and discussion covering a number issues of relevance to beer drinkers.

Among the topics is the current status of European Union Directive 1169/2011 concerning the information which should be made available to consumers on beer packaging. The EBCU has long deemed the current situation unsatisfactory, as producers are not obliged to list the ingredients of beer, nor the place of production. Both of these elements are essential if the consumer is to make a truly informed choice about the beer they drink.

Beoir wholeheartedly supports the EBCU's campaign to have ingredients and place of production made mandatory on beer labels, and salutes those Irish craft breweries who already have this information visible on their products.

The EBCU was founded in 1990 by three beer consumer organisations: CAMRA (UK), PINT (Netherlands) and Zythos (Belgium). It has since grown to thirteen member groups with a combined membership of over 200,000 people. Beoir is the newest member of the group, joining in 2012.  Two plenary meetings of the delegates are held every year.

The Dublin meeting will be the 50th since the EBCU's foundation and delegates will be visiting two of Dublin's independent breweries: The Porterhouse and JW Sweetman. Alfie Byrne's pub and L. Mulligan Grocer will also feature in the social programme for the weekend.

More information on the aims and work of the EBCU can be found on its website at




That's right, Beoir now has a YouTube Channel called BeoirTV. Get on over and take a look. If you would like to produce a video for BeoirTV, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for guidelines/logo use.

A-Z of Ireland's Beer and Cider

This table has been created as an at-a-glance guide to the various beers and ciders produced by companies based in Ireland. A tick denotes that this brand's products qualify as Irish Craft Beer or Cider, that is: produced on the island of Ireland by an Irish company which makes less than 30,000hL per year.

Last update: 18th November 2015

Irish Craft?



Also Known As


YES 12 Acres Contract Brand   Brewed at 9 White Deer
YES 12th Abbey Contract Brand   Brewed at Brú
  5 Lamps Microbrewery   Company mostly owned by C&C
YES 9 White Deer Microbrewery    
YES Ards Microbrewery    
YES Armagh Artisan Cider Maker Carsons, Maddens, Mollys  
YES Arthurstown Microbrewery  King's Bay  
YES Apple Farm Artisan Cider Maker Con's   
YES Barrahooley Microbrewery    
YES Barrelhead Contract Brand   Brewed at JW Sweetman
YES Benwiskin Contract Brand   Brewed at Brú
YES Beoir Chorca Duibhne Microbrewery West Kerry  
YES Big Hand Contract Brand   Brewed at Trouble
YES Black Donkey Microbrewery    
YES Black's Microbrewery    
YES Blackstairs Contract Brand   Brewed at Brú
YES Bo Bristle Microbrewery    
YES Boundary Microbrewery    
YES Boyne Valley Brewhouse Microbrewery    
YES Boyne Valley Artisan Cider Maker    
YES Brehon Microbrewery    
YES BrewBot Microbrewery    
YES Brewtonic Contract Brand   Brewed at Rascal's
  Brown Paper Bag Project Contract Brand   Brewed at various breweries in Ireland and abroad
YES Brú Microbrewery    
YES Burren Microbrewery Curtin's, The Roadside Tavern  
  C&C Multinational Bulmers, Magners, Clonmel 1650, Roundstone  
YES Carlow Microbrewery O'Hara's  
YES Carrig Microbrewery    
YES Catch-22 Contract brand   Brewed at Carrig
YES Christy's Contract Brand   Brewed at Brú
YES Clanconnel Contract Brand   Brewed at Hilden
YES Cloughmore Contract Brand   Brewed at Whitewater
YES Cider Mill Artisan Cider Maker Cockagee  
YES Clear Sky Contract Brand   Brewed at Hilden
YES Connemara Contract Brand   Brewed at Reel Deel
YES Corrib Microbrewery Wild Bat  
YES Costello's Contract Brand   Brewed at Trouble
YES Cotton Ball Microbrewery    
YES  Craftworks Microbrewery BYOB Ventures, Postcard, formerly Dundalk Heritage Brewery Mainly produces contract beers. Own range sold under the Postcard brand.
YES Crafty Divils Contract Brand   Brewed at Kelly's Mountain
YES Craigie's Artisan Cider Maker    
YES Dan Kelly's Artisan Cider Maker    
  Desmond Contract brand   Brewed in Spain
  Diageo Multinational Guinness, Smithwick's, Harp, Macardles  
YES Dingle Microbrewery Tom Crean's   
YES Donegal Microbrewery    
YES Dooliner Contract Brand   Brewed at Carlow
YES Dovehill Artisan Cider Maker    
YES Drew Fox Microbrewery Clever Man  
YES Dublin Brewer Contract Brand   IPA and Blonde brewed at Independent; Pils brewed at Jack Cody's; Session IPA brewed at Kelly's Mountain
YES Dungarvan Microbrewery    
YES Eight Degrees Microbrewery    
YES Elbow Lane Microbrewery    
YES Falling Apple Contract Brand   Owned by Carlow Brewing. Made by Armagh Cider.
YES Farmageddon Microbrewery    
YES Four Provinces Contract Brand   Brewed at Trouble
  Franciscan Well Microbrewery   Owned by Molson Coors
YES Galway Bay Microbrewery    
YES Galway Hooker Microbrewery    
YES Glens of Antrim Microbrewery    
  Hardy Bucks Contract Brand   Brewed at C&C 
  Heineken Multinational Murphy's, Beamish, Rising Road, Cute Hoor  
YES Hercules Microbrewery    
YES Highbank Artisan Cider Maker    
YES Hilden Microbrewery    
YES Hillstown Microbrewery    
YES Independent Microbrewery    
YES Inishmacsaint Microbrewery    
YES Jack Cody's Microbrewery    
YES Jack Doyle's Microbrewery    
YES James Brown Contract Brand   Brewed at Brú
YES JJ's Microbrewery    
YES JW Sweetman Microbrewery    
YES Kelly's Mountain Microbrewery    
YES Kerry Brewing Contract Brand  Gnéas Brewed at Rascal's
YES Killarney Microbrewery    
YES Kilmegan Artisan Cider Maker    
  Kings of Tara Contract brand   Brewed at Station Works
YES Kinnegar Microbrewery    
YES Kinsale Contract Brand   Brewed at White Gypsy
YES Knockout Microbrewery    
YES Lacada Microbrewery    
YES Little Island Contract Brand Kenmare  Beer brewed at Brú. Cider made at Armagh Cider.
YES Llewellyn's Orchard Artisan Cider Maker Double LL  
YES Long Meadow Artisan Cider Maker    
YES Longueville House Artisan Cider Maker    
  M & J Gleeson Large Cider Maker Devil's Bit, Adams  
YES Mac's Artisan Cider Maker    
YES MacIvor's Artisan Cider Maker    
YES Marks & Spencer Contract Brand   Irish Stout brewed at Carlow
YES Mescan Microbrewery    
YES Metalman Microbrewery    
YES Mont Contract brand   Brewed at Poker Tree
YES Mountain Man Contract Brand   Brewed at 9 White Deer
YES Mourne Mountains Microbrewery    
YES Mourne Seafood Contract Brand   Brewed at Whitewater
YES Munster Microbrewery    
YES N17 Contract Brand   Brewed at Reel Deel
  Night Cap Contract Brand Gallopers  Brewed in England 
YES Northbound Microbrewery    
YES O Brother Microbrewery    
YES O'Shea's Contract Brand   Brewed at Carlow
  Orchard Thieves Contract Brand   Made by Heineken UK
  Orpens Contract Brand   Made at C&C
  Pitt Bros Contract Brand   Brewed at 5 Lamps
YES Pokertree Microbrewery    
YES Porterhouse Microbrewery    
YES RadikAle Contract Brand   Brewed at various Irish breweries
YES Rascal's Microbrewery    
YES Raven Microbrewery  The Old Schoolhouse  
YES Red Hand Microbrewery  The Brewer's House  
YES  Reel Deel Microbrewery    
YES  Rising Sons Microbrewery    
YES  Rye River Microbrewery McGargle's, Solas, Colgan's, Crafty, Grafters  
YES Sailortown Contract Brand   Brewed at Carrig
YES Scotts Contract Brand   Made at Armagh Cider
YES Sheelin Microbrewery    
YES St. Mel's Microbrewery    
  Station Works Microbrewery Cumberland Breweries Owned by Alltech
YES  Stone Barrel Contract Brand   Brewed at Craftworks
YES Stonewell Artisan Cider Maker  Finnbarra  
YES Tempted? Artisan Cider Maker    
YES Third Circle Contract brand   Brewed at Craftworks
YES Toby's Artisan Cider Maker    
YES Torc Microbrewery    
YES Treaty City Contract Brand   Brewed at 9 White Deer
YES Trouble Microbrewery    
YES Two Sisters Contract Brand Brigid's Ale Brewed at Trouble
YES UCC Pilot Microbrewery    
YES Walled City Microbrewery    
YES West Cork Microbrewery    
YES West Mayo Microbrewery    
  Wexford 1798 Contract brand   Brewed in the Netherlands
YES White Gypsy Microbrewery    
YES White Hag Microbrewery    
YES Whitewater Microbrewery    
YES Wicklow Microbrewery    
YES Wicklow Wolf Microbrewery    
YES Wood Key Contract brand   Brewed at Independent
YES Yellow Belly Microbrewery Simon Lambert and Sons  


Subscribe To Calender

Twitter Activity

Warning: file_put_contents(/home/beoir/public_html): failed to open stream: Is a directory in /home/beoir/public_html/libraries/joomla/filesystem/file.php on line 426 Warning: file_put_contents(/home/beoir/public_html): failed to open stream: Is a directory in /home/beoir/public_html/libraries/joomla/filesystem/file.php on line 426
bernadette simpson bersimpson bernadette simpson

RT @GALWAYBAYBREW: Coming soon to a store near you @MicsChilli @rickoshea @BeoirOrg @ashworth09 @GuestJill @galwaybeer @goworkhouse https:/…

3 hours, 10 minutes ago Reply Retweet Favorite
Oblivious Oblivious_ Oblivious

From Dec 1th-30th @JWSweetman will be running their 12 beers of Christmas, with a few festive surprises @BeoirOrg

6 hours, 22 minutes ago Reply Retweet Favorite
Steve Simpson SteveSimpson Steve Simpson

RT @GALWAYBAYBREW: Coming soon to a store near you @MicsChilli @rickoshea @BeoirOrg @ashworth09 @GuestJill @galwaybeer @goworkhouse https:/…

6 hours, 54 minutes ago Reply Retweet Favorite
The 108 108Rathgar The 108

RT @GALWAYBAYBREW: Coming soon to a store near you @MicsChilli @rickoshea @BeoirOrg @ashworth09 @GuestJill @galwaybeer @goworkhouse https:/…

7 hours, 38 minutes ago Reply Retweet Favorite

We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set.
To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

I accept cookies from this site.