Industry Information, Legislation & ICBI Updates
Many distilleries and breweries, including micro-breweries, are tourist attractions and welcome visitors on guided tours. Under the Licencing Acts, however, unless the owners acquire a pub or off-licence, it is not possible to sell product that is made on the premises to those visitors. The purpose of this short Bill is to rectify that situation by permitting the sale by distilleries and breweries of their own product to tourists and other visitors.
As of mid 2017 Membership is now open to breweries operation in any of the 32 counties on the Island of Ireland.
There is also a new associate member option for brewers starting out and planning to set up in the next 2 years.