Detailed Criteria For Use

  • The applicant company must have a current Brewers Manufacturers License from Revenue.
  • The applicant company must have a current ATP 3 Form
  • The applicant must submit a signed declaration to confirm:
  1. That they are economically independent of any brewery producing over 30,000HL per annum
  2. That they meet Enterprise Ireland’s definition of an SME*
  3. That they own and control the brand for which they are applying for use of the logo
  4. That the beer to carry the logo was brewed in Ireland by them in their brewery and not under contract by another
    brewery
  5. That the beer to carry the logo was packaged by them, or under contract for them, on the island of Ireland
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*SME Definition (Enterprise Ireland) From 1st January 2007 :
Small Enterprise: A Small Enterprise is defined as an enterprise that has fewer than 50 employees and has either an annual turnover and/or an annual Balance Sheet total not exceeding €10m
Medium Sized Enterprise: A Medium Sized Enterprise is defined as an enterprise that has between 50 employees and 249 employees and has either an annual turnover not exceeding €50m or an annual Balance Sheet total not exceeding €43m

If a company is part of a group the employee, turnover, annual balance sheet and ownership limits apply to the group

If the enterprise is more than 25% owned by one or more enterprises or itself has a holding of more than 25% in any other enterprise, it will be necessary to consult the Enterprise Ireland SME Definition Guide