Indie Brewers Organise Craft Beer Week

13 May 2019 | 07.52 am

Indie Brewers Organise Craft Beer Week

Independent brewers seek stronger identity

13 May 2019 | 07.52 am

More than 30 craft brewers will showcase their beers during Indie Beer Week, which runs from May 22 to 26 in parallel with a series of nationwide celebrations.

The craft beer week, organised by the Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland, was announced at Lost Lane, Porterhouse Central in Dublin, with beers being poured by brewers 12Acres, Black Donkey, Black’s Brewery, Boyne Brewhouse, Bridewell, Carrig, Cotton Ball, Dead Centre, Dungarvan Brewing Company, Hope, Old Mill Brewery, Porterhouse, Priory Brewing, Reel Deel, St Mels, Trouble Brewing, and West Kerry.

Indie Beer Week is a collaborative effort by independent brewers to celebrate genuine Irish brewing. Local breweries will involve their local pubs, restaurants and off-licences for tastings, live music and local food to highlight their dynamic range of truly unique and genuine beers. Some breweries will open to the public and welcome their community for tours and tastings.

ICBI chairperson Peter Mosley said: “Today’s launch will kickstart a series of celebrations to encourage visitors to discover their local independent breweries and to taste and explore particular beers, unique to their area. 

“We are proud of our members’ successes so far and their very loyal following across Ireland, which continues to grow every year thanks to Indie Beer Week.”

Mosley added the the ICBI is introducing a makers’ mark this year to distinguish “a genuine independent artisan beer from a mass-produced, high volume beer produced by global giants”. 

The symbol, a stylised beer glass containing the words ‘Independent Irish Craft Beer’, acts as a guarantee that a beer is made in a genuinely independent microbrewery, he added.

Photo: Julio and Nayla Diana, who operate a craft bewery in Donegal

 

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