We've had a few queries, both on and off the board, from people looking for information on brewing commercially -- the applicable laws and the like.
So, until the [i:3q7r8hn6]ICB Guide to Microbrewing in Ireland[/i:3q7r8hn6] hits the shelves of all good bookstores, I thought it might be a good idea to collect what we do know (or have speculated about) in one place.
This thread is for any questions on commercial brewing; and any knowledge, tips and anecdotes that anyone who is setting up a brewery, or has done so in the past, would like to share.
Previously, we've dealt with the subject in [url=http://www.beoir.org/community/viewtopic.php?t=830&start=0:3q7r8hn6]this thread[/url:3q7r8hn6] from 2007, [url=http://www.beoir.org/community/viewtopic.php?t=1785&start=0:3q7r8hn6]this one[/url:3q7r8hn6] from 2008 and [url=http://www.beoir.org/community/viewtopic.php?t=2377&start=0:3q7r8hn6]this one[/url:3q7r8hn6] in 2009.
While ICB is happy to create a space where this information can be collected and shared, I doubt there's any substitute for the prospective brewer to going and speaking to the brewers who have already been through it.
And finally, just a note that nothing on ICB should be taken as legal advice -- you must do your own legal legwork via your solicitor, the Revenue Commissioners, your local council, etc.
"RichieH":1agzhn31 wrote: What about the model of brewing only for export. isn't there a micro here that does that? Maybe I'm mis-remembering[/quote:1agzhn31]I don't think it makes any difference to the set-up costs where your beer finally ends up.