The Beoirfinder App is now available. This is a simple geo-location tool which is handy for finding venues that sell Irish Craft Beer. It is kept up to date by regularly syncing with the Beoir Directories here, making sure that as more pubs and restaurants start offering the choice of craft beer, they are displayed in the App.
If you are using an iOS device you can see more details on the iTunes App Store here:
Otherwise if you are an Android phone/tablet owner you can see more details on the Google Play app store here:
If you have any comments or suggestions please go to the Community forum and post them there.
The Oxford Companion to Wine was first published in 1994 and is now in its third edition. It is widely regarded as the authoritative work on wine by both connoisseurs and those in the trade, with contributions from the most well-respected writers in the field of viticulture and oenology. It is, in short, a book for people who take their wine seriously.
That in 2011 the Oxford University Press published an equivalent volume for beer is the clearest sign yet that our poor relation of the drinks industry is suddenly finding respect among the public at large. But does The Oxford Companion to Beer rise to the task of being beer’s authoritative work?
Voting has closed on the 2012 Beoir Beer of the Year Awards.
We are delighted to announce that Shandon Century Extra Stout from the Franciscan Well Brewery in Cork City has been chosen as the Irish beer drinkers' favourite beer for this year.
Second place was awarded to Windjammer, an amber ale produced by Metalman Brewing of Waterford, and third place also went to Metalman for Metalman Pale Ale.
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who took part in the voting.
In keeping with its remit to support native Irish microbreweries and defend drinkers' rights, Beoir has made a pre-Budget submission to the Department of Finance and Revenue Commissioners.
The document sets out a three-point plan for encouraging artisan brewing in Ireland and making it more accessible for customers:
- An allowance for producers to sell directly to the public at their premises without requiring an additional off-sales licence
- Permission for producers to sell directly at Local Authority-approved farmers' markets
- Reform of the bond required by Revenue of microbreweries
The full text of the submission is available for download here.