Press releases

Irish Spirits and beer producers eye new export markets as world turns green for St Patricks Day

15/03/2018

Irish drinks sales grew in Japan, Russia, Nigeria and South Africa in 2017 Irish whiskey exports to United States increased by almost 17 per cent in 2017 Irish craft beer now exporting to Hong Kong, Singapore, Serbia, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Australia I ...

New commitment by EU drinks producers to provide nutritional information and listing of ingredients

12/03/2018

Irish drinks producers warn that labelling proposals in Alcohol Bill will put Ireland out of line with rest of EU Ireland to become only country in world to require mandatory cancer warning label which could become ‘barrier to free trade’ A new EU wide ...

Irish drinks industry welcomes Breweries and Distilleries Bill

15/02/2018

New legislation has potential to support craft breweries and distilleries Industry warns that ‘progressive’ piece of legislation could be undercut by ‘disproportionate’ and ‘anti-business’ measures in Public Health (Alcohol) Bill Alcohol Beverage Fe ...

Irish gin exports set to grow significantly in 2018 / New Irish whiskey brands to hit shelves this year

22/01/2018

More choice for beer drinkers with new flavours, low alcohol and non-alcohol options expected Public Health (Alcohol) Bill ‘puts growth at risk’ Irish drinks manufacturers release outlook for 2018 Irish gin is expected to go global this year, with expor ...

Beer exports continue to remain strong- Irish Brewers Association

03/08/2017

BEER EXPORTS WORTH €280 MILLION IN 2016 IRELAND EXPORTS 40% OF ALL BEER PRODUCED IRISH BREWERS ASSOCIATION CALLS FOR EXCISE REDUCTION BEER EXCISE IS SECOND HIGHEST IN EU INTERNATIONAL BEER DAY – 4th AUGUST 3rd August 2017: To mark International Beer Day ...

Irish Brewers Association Welcomes Government agreement to support tourism in craft distillerie

27/07/2017

The Irish Brewing Association has welcomed Cabinet support for the introduction of a new law which will allow Craft Brewers and Distillers to sell their produce onsite to visitors. The Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill originally intro ...