Who We Are

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Back in 2012 the first  brewing related course was run in Cork by Skillsnet, it was “Starting a Microbrewery” held by Tim O Rourke, a world leading writer and educator in brewing. This was followed shortly after by the first General Certificate in Brewing course, the participants of these courses realised a need to be able to work together as a group for the greater good for brewing in Ireland, Beer Ireland was born in 2012.

As the industry exploded into life and evolved then so did the need to protect it and ourselves, beer Ireland now has over 130 members, this is made up of brewery owners, contract brewers, employees of breweries, we also welcome associate members and trade members who are looking to join the industry or working in other parts of the craft beer industry.