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:

  1. An allowance for producers to sell directly to the public at their premises without requiring an additional off-sales licence
  2. Permission for producers to sell directly at Local Authority-approved farmers' markets
  3. Reform of the bond required by Revenue of microbreweries

The full text of the submission is available for download here.