Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland

The ICBI is the official representative trade body for independently operated microbreweries in Ireland.

The organisation is run by brewers, with the chief aim of the promotion of Independent Irish beer and brewing.
We act on behalf of our members on matters of policy and legislation as well as the overall development of the sector.
For information becoming a member and full criteria, please visit our membership page.


Craft Beer Report 2018 Released

November 2018. Latest Craft Beer Industry Report is released.

The ICBI welcomes the publication of the latest report which identifies an accurate reflection of the market difficulties faced by our small but vibrant sector.

Intoxicating Liquor Act Passed

Subject to strict licencing requirements, breweries will be able to sell their own beer at the manufacturing premises.

Craft Drinks Symposium 6th November 2018

The Event took place in Porterhouse brewery and featured expert speakers from the legal and planning trade. 80 brewers and distillers were in attendance to learn more about the process of applying to the courts for the new licences, and a panel of speakers focused on developing visitor experiences in the afternoon.

New Association of Independent European Brewers Formed

In September 2018 after the inaugural meeting in Brussels a new association of European Independent Brewers has been formed by 9 participating member countries. The IBE has been formed to give independent brewers a voice at European level.

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