A-Z of Ireland's Beer & Cider
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A-Z of Ireland's Beer and Cider

This table has been created as an at-a-glance guide to the various beers and ciders produced by companies based in Ireland. A tick denotes that this brand's products qualify as Irish Craft Beer or Cider, that is: produced on the island of Ireland by an Irish company which makes less than 30,000hL per year.

Last update: 12th April 2017

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YES 12 Acres Microbrewery    
YES 12th Abbey Contract Brand   Brewed at Brú
  5 Lamps Microbrewery   Company mostly owned by C&C
YES 5th Quarter Contract Brand   Brewed at Hilden
YES 9 White Deer Microbrewery    
YES Achill Island Microbrewery    
YES Ards Microbrewery    
YES Armagh Artisan Cider Maker Carsons, Maddens, Mollys  
YES Arthurstown Microbrewery Dunbrody, King's Bay  
YES Apple Farm Artisan Cider Maker Con's   
YES Barrahooley Microbrewery    
YES Barrelhead Contract Brand   Brewed at JW Sweetman
  Bartleys Contract Brand   Brewed at Station Works
YES Beaky Dargus Microbrewery    
YES Benwiskin Contract Brand   Brewed at Brú
YES Beoir Chorca Duibhne Microbrewery West Kerry  
YES Big Hand Contract Brand   Brewed at Trouble
YES Black Donkey Microbrewery    
YES Black Mountain Microbrewery    
YES Black's Microbrewery    
YES Blackstairs Contract Brand   Brewed at Brú
  Blockburger Contract Brand   Brewed at 5 Lamps
YES Bo Bristle Microbrewery    
YES Boghopper Microbrewery Inishowen   
  Bohemian Craft Ale Contract brand   Brewed at Five Lamps 
YES Boundary Microbrewery    
YES Boyne Valley Artisan Cider Maker    
YES Brehon Microbrewery    
YES BrewBot Microbrewery    
YES Brewtonic Contract Brand   Brewed at Rascal's
YES Bridewell Microbrewery    
  Brown Bear of Connemara Contract brand   Brewed at Station Works
  Brown Paper Bag Project Contract Brand   Brewed at various breweries in Ireland and abroad
YES Brú Microbrewery    
YES Bullhouse Microbrewery    
YES Burren Microbrewery Curtin's, The Roadside Tavern  
  C&C Multinational Bulmers, Magners, Clonmel 1650, Roundstone  
YES Carlingford Microbrewery    
YES Carlow Microbrewery O'Hara's  
YES Carrig Microbrewery    
YES Catch-22 Contract brand   Brewed at Carrig
YES Christy's Contract Brand   Brewed at Brú
YES Clanconnel Contract Brand  McGrath's Brewed at Rye River
YES Cloughmore Contract Brand   Brewed at Whitewater
YES Cider Mill Artisan Cider Maker Cockagee  
YES Clear Sky Contract Brand   Brewed at Hilden
YES Connemara Contract Brand Connacht  Brewed at Reel Deel
YES Corrib Microbrewery Wild Bat  
YES Costello's Microbrewery    
YES Cotton Ball Microbrewery    
YES Craftworks Microbrewery BYOB Ventures, Postcard, formerly Dundalk Heritage Brewery Mainly produces contract beers. Own range sold under the Postcard brand.
YES Crafty Divils Contract Brand   Brewed at Kelly's Mountain
YES Craigie's Artisan Cider Maker    Owned by Carlow Brewing
YES Dan Kelly's Artisan Cider Maker    
  Desmond Contract brand   Brewed in Spain
  Diageo Multinational Guinness, Smithwick's, Harp, Macardles  
YES Dingle Microbrewery Tom Crean's   
YES Donegal Microbrewery    
YES Dooliner Contract Brand   Brewed at Carlow
YES Dopey Dick Microbrewery    
YES Dot Contract Brand   Brewed at various Irish microbreweries
YES Dovehill Artisan Cider Maker    
YES Drew Fox Microbrewery Clever Man  
  Dublin Beer Factory Contract brand Blue Lager  Brewed in the Netherlands 
YES Dublin Brewer Contract Brand   IPA and Blonde brewed at Independent; Pils brewed at Jack Cody's; Session IPA brewed at Kelly's Mountain
YES Dungarvan Microbrewery    
YES Eight Degrees Microbrewery    
YES Elbow Lane Microbrewery    
YES Evans' Microbrewery    
YES Falling Apple Contract Brand   Owned by Carlow Brewing. Made by Armagh Cider.
YES Farmageddon Microbrewery    
YES Four Provinces Contract Brand   Brewed at Trouble
  Franciscan Well Microbrewery   Owned by Molson Coors
YES Galway Bay Microbrewery    
YES Galway Hooker Microbrewery    
YES Glens of Antrim Microbrewery    
YES Great Island Contract brand   Brewed at Craftworks
  Hardy Bucks Contract Brand   Brewed at C&C 
  Heineken Multinational Murphy's, Beamish, Cute Hoor  
YES Hercules Microbrewery    
YES Highbank Artisan Cider Maker    
YES Hilden Microbrewery    
YES Hillstown Microbrewery    
YES Hope Microbrewery    
YES Hyland Contract Brand Celtic Warrior  Brewed at Craftworks
YES Independent Microbrewery    
YES Inishmacsaint Microbrewery    
YES Irishtown Contract brand Dublin Blonde  Brewed at Hope
YES Jack Cody's Microbrewery    
YES Jack Doyle's Microbrewery    
YES James Brown Contract Brand   Brewed at Brú
YES JJ's Microbrewery    
YES JW Sweetman Microbrewery    
YES Kelly's Mountain Microbrewery    
YES Kerry Brewing Contract Brand  Gnéas Brewed at Rascal's
YES Killarney Microbrewery    
YES Kilmegan Artisan Cider Maker    
  Kings of Tara Contract brand   Brewed at Station Works
YES Kinnegar Microbrewery    
YES Kinsale Contract Brand   Brewed at White Gypsy
YES Knockout Microbrewery    
YES Lacada Microbrewery    
YES Last Port Contract brand   Brewed at Cotton Ball
YES Limerick City Contract brand   Brewed at Brú
YES Little Island Contract Brand Kenmare  Beer brewed at Brú. Cider made at Armagh Cider.
YES Llewellyn's Orchard Artisan Cider Maker Double LL  
YES Long Meadow Artisan Cider Maker    
YES Longueville House Artisan Cider Maker    
YES Lough Gill Microbrewery Onward  
YES Mac's Artisan Cider Maker    
YES MacIvor's Artisan Cider Maker    
YES Magic Hill Microbrewery    
YES Manor Contract brand Mont Some pilot brews produced at own brewery; most at other Irish microbreweries 
YES Marks & Spencer Contract Brand   Irish Stout brewed at Carlow
YES Mescan Microbrewery    
YES Metalman Microbrewery    
YES Mountain Man Contract Brand   Brewed at Brú
YES Mourne Mountains Microbrewery    
YES Mourne Seafood Contract Brand   Brewed at Whitewater
YES Munster Microbrewery    
YES N17 Contract Brand   Brewed at Reel Deel
YES Na Cuana Microbrewery / Artisan Cider Maker Boyne Brewhouse, Devil's Bit  Cider produced at Na Cuana's cidery in Borrisoleigh 
  Night Cap Contract Brand Gallopers  Brewed in England 
YES Northbound Microbrewery    
YES O Brother Microbrewery    
YES Ó Cléirigh Microbrewery    
YES O'Shea's Contract Brand   Brewed at Carlow
  Orchard Thieves Contract Brand   Made by Heineken UK
  Orpens Contract Brand   Made at C&C
YES Otterbank Contract Brand   Brewed at YellowBelly
YES Persistence Contract brand   Brewed at JJ's
  Pitt Bros Contract Brand   Brewed at 5 Lamps
YES Pokertree Microbrewery    
YES Porterhouse Microbrewery    
YES RadikAle Contract Brand   Brewed at various Irish breweries
YES Rascal's Microbrewery    
YES Raven Microbrewery  The Old Schoolhouse  
YES Red Hand Microbrewery  The Brewer's House  
YES Reel Deel Microbrewery    
YES Rising Sons Microbrewery    
YES Rye River Microbrewery McGargle's, Solas, Colgan's, Crafty, Grafters  
YES Sailortown Contract Brand   Brewed at Carrig
YES Scott's Artisan Cider Maker    
YES Sheelin Microbrewery    
YES Soulwater Contract brand   Brewed at JJ's
YES Spiddal River Contract brand Bogman  Brewed at Trouble
YES St. Mel's Microbrewery    
  Station Works Microbrewery Cumberland Breweries Owned by Alltech
YES Stonewell Artisan Cider Maker Finnbarra  
YES Sullivan's Contract brand   Brewed at Boyne Brewhouse
YES Tempted Artisan Cider Maker    
YES Third Barrel Microbrewery Third Circle, Stone Barrel   
YES Toby's Artisan Cider Maker    
YES Torc Microbrewery    
YES Treaty City Microbrewery  Conradh  
YES Trouble Microbrewery    
  Two Sides Contract brand   Brewed at various Irish microbreweries
YES Two Sisters Contract Brand Brigid's Ale Brewed at Trouble
YES UCC Pilot Microbrewery    
YES Walled City Microbrewery    
YES West Cork Microbrewery    
YES West Mayo Microbrewery    
YES Western Herd Microbrewery    
  Wexford 1798 Contract brand   Brewed in the Netherlands
YES Whiplash Contract brand   Brewed at various Irish breweries
YES White Gypsy Microbrewery    
YES White Hag Microbrewery    
YES Whitewater Microbrewery    
YES Wicklow Microbrewery    
YES Wicklow Wolf Microbrewery    
YES Wood Key Contract brand   Brewed at Independent
YES Yellow Belly Microbrewery Simon Lambert and Sons  



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