version 1: 4th April 2018

1. Beoir is committed to keeping safe all personal data entrusted to it and complying fully with all relevant data protection laws.

2. Only data that is required for the operation of Beoir is collected and stored.

3. Personal data is not used for any other purpose nor offered to other parties to use for any reason.

4. Every effort is made to ensure all personal information is up to date and accurate. We ask that you notify us of any changes to your details.

5. The data collected depends on your level of membership.
For users who are registered on the site but are not members of the organisation, Beoir collects
a. Name
b. Email address
c. Username
d. Registration date
e. Last visit to the site
f. Forum profile information (if you choose to enter any)
g. Purchasing information relating to the web shop

All of this data is stored on Beoir’s web server.

In addition, for users who are members of Beoir:
h. Postal address
i. Subscription renewal date
j. Subscription payment dates
k. Method of subscription payment
l. Voucher serial numbers

This data is stored on a Google Sheets document along with items a, b and c above. Email addresses are also input to BallotBin.com for the purpose of elections and MailChimp for newsletter distribution.

6. Beoir uses this data to:
a. Operate the site’s forums
b. Maintain a register of membership
c. Supply members with items they are entitled to by membership, purchased from the web shop or requested directly
d. Contact members about Beoir activities including awards and elections
e. Compile statistical information for reporting purposes.

7. Beoir does not collect personal financial information eg credit card numbers. All online payments are handled by Paypal and governed by Paypal’s privacy policy.

8. Queries relating to the administration of this policy may be addressed to the Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

My tale starts on Saturday the 24 of March. I returned home from two pints of Vienna Lager and a Cheese Steak Pizza, in the Porterhouse North, with my Better Half and my daughter.

Soon after arriving home, a misunderstanding about what is happening when and who has to be where, on what day, is cleared up and I ended up with an unexpected free Saturday. There is only one thing to do with such a day. Brew beer!

BeoirFinder is a free, handy geo-location tool for finding pubs, restaurants and breweries in Ireland that serve Craft Beer. There has been a major boom in Irish Craft Breweries in recent years; This App is vital for anyone who values choice when it comes to beer selection. Beoir is the Gaelic for beer and is also the name of an independent group of consumers in Ireland. Our primary goal is to support and raise awareness of Ireland's native Independent microbreweries.

The BeoirFinder App is available on both the Apple Appstore and Google Play (Android). It's perfect for finding where you can get beer from an independent Irish microbrewery and often what's available at that location too. Future editions of the app will allow adding and updating entries from within the app.

Watch out for the gold icons in the app. These are the highly recommended or must visit destinations as voted for by Beoir members.

 

 

By Reuben Gray

I hadn't planned it this way, it just happened. A friend NoFitState Circushad organised for a few of us to go to the NoFitState Circus in Dublin's Docklands on a Friday night. Like any reasonable and civilised man, I suggested we meet up beforehand for a couple of pints. Since most of us were coming straight from work it had to be somewhere that did food, but would allow others to just drink; big enough not to be immediately packed with thirsty office workers; and in the general eastern end of Dublin city centre. My back-up plan was The Long Stone, but Messrs Maguire fitted the bill perfectly.

the_bull_and_castle.jpgThe Bull and Castle, formerly the Castle Inn, is located on Lord Edward Street, just opposite Christ Church Cathedral in the heart of Dublin. The Castle Inn had a long history, but in taking over the old pub, FXB began trying something new in the locality; a Gastropub-style establishment with decent food, a fantastic beer selection and more recently, what may be a first for Dublin, a Beer Hall. I recently met with Geoff Carty, General Manager of The Bull and Castle, to chat about where they are going and what the ethos of this new venture is with respect to craft beers.