Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland

Beer of the Year

A unique competition where beers are judged by peers! Each brewery selected one beer to enter and then all beers were judged by the other breweries to select the top 3.

Serving Our Communities

The ICBI has developed a short policy outlining our member's position on messaging surrounding the responsible consumption of beer.

ICBI member breweries take their responsibilities very seriously, as small business owners, citizens of Irish society and members of the communities where they live and work.

Covid-19 Crisis

The ICBI has called on government to put supports  in place for local Irish Microbreweries. We need as many as possible of our members to emerge from the other side of this crisis.

As a community of small local businesses, we also want to send a message of support and solidarity to all citizens of Ireland and beyond. Please stay safe.

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.


ICBI Launches Pre-Budget Submission

The ICBI calls on government to ensure small supports remain in place for local Irish Microbreweries.

Intoxicating Liquor Act Passed

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

Indie Beer Week 22nd-26th May 2019

Indie Beer Week takes place for its third year. With independent breweries across the land celebrating their craft.

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.

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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