After a one-year hiatus, the Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland are bringing Indie Beer Week back for 2021. The event will run from 17th to 23rd May.

This year, unsurprisingly, the action will be largely virtual, centring on online tasting events organised by Craic Beer Community, facilitated by

Press release:

In the spirit of festivals past and to come! Supporting local indigenous small brewing companies.

What: A celebration of genuine Irish Craft Beer from your local indie (independent) microbreweries. You order your selection of craft beers from a choice of 3 packs and then taste along with the brewers at dedicated online sessions.
When: Online Beer tastings to guide you through a special selection of Irish Beers on Thursday 20th – Saturday 22nd May.
We’ll also be asking the Irish public to celebrate along with us in different ways using #indiebeerweek from here on in and throughout the week of 17th – 23rd May!
Where: Get your Beer pack online from Beer Cloud and taste along in the company of the fantastic participating breweries, facilitated by Craic Beer Community. Be sure to order in advance as numbers are limited. Packs will be dispatched from 17th May. For those who want to really embrace the event, you can get a special price for all 3 events.
Why: This is the 4th Indie Beer Week, an event created to promote and celebrate small Irish businesses in the business of brewing! In the past it was a chance to visit your local brewery for community-based events. This time, it’s an opportunity to virtually bring together the community of independent Irish craft breweries with the people of Ireland.
Irish microbreweries are showcasing the huge variety of craft beers available with styles encompassing lagers, wheat beers, sours, all types of ales and stouts. Hues from pale to red to darkest chocolate, aromas and flavours from tart and refreshing to hoppy, malty, coffee and toffee. From light bodied to full bodied and lots in between. There really is a type of craft beer to suit all palates.
Who: Indie Beer Week is a collaborative event organised by the Association of independent Craft Brewers of Ireland (ICBI) in conjunction with Beer Cloud and Craic Beer Community.

Event Details
Full details of the breweries participating in each pack available online at
The details of the very special beers in the packs will be released over the coming weeks - some never seen before!
Beer Packs available to buy directly from

How does it work in short?
Grab the beer pack through Beercloud, then join online for a live beer tasting with our fantastic guests!
The events are run entirely through Zoom. We’ll run from 8pm on each night, with our Brewery guests joining us at allocated times throughout the event for a live chat and beer tasting. Registration links will be emailed to each participant in advance of the event.
There are a limited number of beer packs available, so order them while you can!

Thursday pack is a rundown of 6 different beer styles and costs €35.
Friday and Saturday Packs consist of comparisons of beers of various styles, with 10 beers included and cost €55 each.
Prices include the beer box including delivery and participation in the online event.
A shopping list for widely available Irish farmhouse cheese and other possible accompaniments will be provided to taste alongside your beers!