Most beer is still drunk in bars but off-trade sales rose to 36.5 per cent last year

Despite an overall fall in consumption of alcohol in recent years beer sales are on the rise, a new report shows. The Irish Brewers Association annua(...)

Beer remains the most popular alcoholic drink in the Republic

Sales of low and non-alcoholic beer jumped by 60 per cent in the Republic last year and most consumers are keen to see more of these products on sale (...)

Ireland’s beer industry directly employs 1,064 people and contributed €424 million to the exchequer through excise taxes last year

The craft beer revolution continues to take hold in Ireland with about 100 microbreweries now operating around the country, according to new research.(...)

A storm in a teacup was caused this week by concern over Co2 supply which could impact breweries. Drinks giant Diageo says it has seen no impact. Photograph: iStock

Europe’s fizz is fast running out, its pigs and chickens are living marginally longer, and brewers are in a frenzy as bubble monitoring becomes a key (...)

The number of microbreweries in Ireland has exploded in the past five years - growing from 15 in 2012 to over 90 this year. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s first ever degree programme in the art of brewing and distilling will aid an expanding indigenous industry “crying out for graduates”, the c(...)

According to the Irish Brewers’ Association  annual report, beer now accounts for 21 per cent of Ireland’s total beverage exports, which was valued at €1.26 billion last year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The amount of beer brewed in Ireland increased by 6 per cent last year, on the back of a sharp rise in output from microbreweries, a new report shows(...)

Alcoholic beverage exports were valued at €1.2 billion in 2014, with beer exports accounting for 19 per cent or €22.8 billion of the total value

Beer consumption rose for the first time in a decade in Ireland last year as more drinkers joined the craft beer revolution. A new report from the Iri(...)

Irish Brewers Association claim more than 400,000 beer kegs worth about €40 million have been stolen or gone missing since 2007. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí have arrested 27 people as part of a pan-European crackdown on the trade in stolen metal, uncovering more than 1,000 beer kegs. The operation i(...)

At a time of high global demand for metal, stealing steel beer kegs for scrap metal has become a lucrative trade. . Photograph by Frank Miller/Irish Times

More than 400,000 beer or cider kegs, costing approximately €40 million, have been stolen or gone missing from licensed premises in the Republic si(...)