In keeping with its remit to support native Irish microbreweries and defend drinkers' rights, Beoir has made a pre-Budget submission to the Department of Finance and Revenue Commissioners.
The document sets out a three-point plan for encouraging artisan brewing in Ireland and making it more accessible for customers:
- An allowance for producers to sell directly to the public at their premises without requiring an additional off-sales licence
- Permission for producers to sell directly at Local Authority-approved farmers' markets
- Reform of the bond required by Revenue of microbreweries
The full text of the submission is available for download here.