For those who weren’t at the ICB brewery tour at Trouble HQ recently, we announced a tentative plan to hold a brewing competition. The competition will select a home-brewed beer to be scaled up to a commercial batch size in our Allenwood brewery and be sold at the Franciscan Well Easterfest in 2011.
Here’s the T&C’s:
It will take time to build our momentum into something more than the ad hoc group we currently have, but the aim is very much to become an organisation as active in publishing, managing events and being visible in the media as CAMRA in the UK, or the many beer consumers' unions active on the continent and beyond.
At the moment there is a draft Constitution available for members to debate, and the intention is to ratify it on 1st July, when Beoir will officially come into being.
If you'd like to be part of this next stage of the revolution in Irish beer, annual membership costs €10 and more information on the group and how to join may be found here.
Come and meet the Irish Craft Brewer team, this Saturday, for one day only, at The Franciscan Well in Cork.
All your homebrew questions answered, free tastings, and equipment and ingredients for sale, courtesy of The Homebrew Company.
Whether you're interested in starting your own home brewery, or want to improve on past results, this is place to be.
Admission free. 18 yrs+ only.
The polls have now closed! Thanks to everyone who voted, and stand by for the results!
The third annual Irish Craft Brewer Beer of the Year awards will be announced in April. In 2009, for the first time, we are opening the selection process to all members of ICB and every beer brewed and available on the island of Ireland is eligible for nomination. The beer crowned as supreme champion can truly be said to be the favourite of all those who really care about Irish beer.
Two runner-up awards will be given, as well as an overall prize for Beer of the Year.
Details of how to vote, and a preliminary list of beers, may be found below.
Great news for craft beer in Ireland; our friends at The Porterhouse Brewing company, last featured in TheBeerNut's article about our visit to their brewery for the launch of Hop Head, have announced that they will be venturing into the realm of bottled beer.