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Beoir Membership Benefits By joining Beoir, you help us to raise awareness of Irish Craft Beer and we give you back far more than your joining fee in benefits. You can read more about joining Beoir here. Join Now   Read the Full Story
Places that stock Irish Craft Beer Finding beer from Ireland's craft breweries can be a daunting task. We are not yet at the stage where one can walk into any pub in Ireland and find something brewed locally. However, the beer is available and for the discerning drinker it is simply a matter of knowing where to look. Read the Full Story
Irish Craft Breweries The number of craft breweries in Ireland has been growing over the past few years, providing greater choice and quality to beer and cider consumers on the island of Ireland. Beoir maintains a list of these breweries so you can learn where you can find them and what they make. Read the Full Story

What is Beoir?

Beoir is an independent group of consumers with a primary goal of supporting and raising awareness of Ireland's native independent microbreweries. You can read more about Beoir or learn how to join, here. There are some fantastic benefits for members.

The Beoir Directory

Beoir maintains a directory listing the micro breweries on the island of Ireland and, more importantly, the bars and restaurants where you can enjoy their produce. Find the places near you on our directory or download the BeoirFinder app.

Beoir: Champion Beer of Ireland Competition

The third Beoir: Champion Beer of Ireland Competition has been scehduled to take place at the Killarney Beer Festival on Saturday May 27th. Winners will be annonced at the festival on Sunday the 28th.

This year the overall winning beer wins the opportunity to Brew an Exclusive Craft Beer for Carry Out Licences complete with a full nationwide promotional campaign.
The Killarney Beer Awards are open to brewers on the island of Ireland only. If you are not sure if your product qualifies, do not hesitate to contact us. We appreciate it is a rapidly evolving and innovative product market. To qualify, your beer must be commercially available on the island of Ireland at the time of entry. That means that you must be a legally operating brewery. It also means that one off beers that will never be for sale again will be disqualified.
 

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New Look For Dungarvan Brewing

Dungarvan Brewing Company bottlesThe Dungarvan Brewing Company has launched a redesign of its branding with the new bottle labels due to hit the shelves in November, to be accompanied shortly by a new-look website.

The Co. Waterford brewery was founded in 2010 and its original design was created to convey a safe, traditional and trustworthy feel. Almost three years on, following a spate of awards and a massive growth in the range of other Irish craft bottled beers available, the brewery has opted to modernise the look. The redesign was undertaken by Cork-based Greenhouse Design and is very much an updating of the Dungarvan Brewing style rather than a total rebrand. The Mine Head lighthouse which has served as the brewery's logo since the beginning still features prominently.

Beermats, glassware and merchandise featuring the new design will also be appearing shortly.

The beer, we are assured, will remain unchanged.

 

Farmhouse Cheese and Craft Beer Weekend

Beer and Cheese Weekend

Over the October Bank Holiday weekend for the second year running, Bord Bia has organised a nationwide celebration of Irish farmhouse cheese and craft beer. Over 20 tasting and demonstration events will be taking place around the country, with many pubs, off licences and markets offering the opportunity to try some of the best Irish cheeses with our native craft beers. Formats vary from formal tutored tasting events to casual tasting trays of cheese and beer available throughout the weekend.

Cheese and beer is a natural pairing and represents two products about which Ireland has a great deal to be proud. This weekend offers a great opportunity to explore them side by side.

The events begin on Thursday 25th October and run through until Monday 29th. Details of the events can be found on the Bord Bia website here, as well as the chance to win a craft beer and cheese hamper (closing date 24th October).

Irish Craft Beer Week and Festival

Irish Craft Beer Fest The following is the official press release for the first Irish Craft Beer Week, culminating in the Irish Craft Beer Festival at the RDS Dublin from 7th - 9th September 2012.

Beoir representatives will be at the festival all weekend to talk beer and brewing with festival-goers.

Ireland launches its first ever Craft Beer Week, topped off by the Irish Craft Beer Festival

Today, 29th August, 2012, marks the opening of Ireland’s first ever Irish Craft Beer Week with the aim of introducing both Irish consumers and retailers to this flourishing local trade. At present, there are approximately 20 Irish Craft Breweries throughout the country, responsible for the employment of 90 people and accounting for approximately 1% of the market share.

There has been a new found surge in demand for craft beer in Ireland despite some of our craft breweries operating for over 15 years. Seamus O’Hara (owner of the Carlow Brewing Company and Co-Founder of the Irish Craft Beer Week and Festival) notes, “The Irish craft beer market has come on in leaps and bounds very quickly. We were export focussed in the early days because craft beer was so new to the Irish market. We are very encouraged by the surge in demand in Ireland in the past couple of years and we just need people to know what craft beer is, what it tastes like and what it entails.”

The Irish Craft Beer Week was officially opened this afternoon in the Bull and Castle Pub in Dublin. The launch welcomed top Irish journalists, media and food experts with a craft beer and food pairing experience hosted by Geoff Carty (manager of the Bull and Castle), along with Seamus O’Hara and Bruce Mansour (co-founders of Irish Craft Beer Week and Festival).

2012-13 Subscriptions Now Open

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Subscriptions and renewals are now open for the membership year 2012-13.

Membership costs €10 and runs until 30 June 2013.

All funds go towards the running of Beoir and its campaigns, as decided by the members themselves.

To formally pledge your support to craft beer and cider in Ireland, sign up here.

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