Press releases

Over 400 licensed premises sign up for cellar safety programme

10/12/2018

4,000 accidents take place on licensed premises every year Over 400 licensed premises in Ireland have signed up to a cellar safety programme spearheaded by the Irish Brewers Association (IBA) and the Health & Safety Authorities (HSA), since it launched a ...

Is beer the new wine? New survey shows that Irish consumers love pairing food with beer

26/10/2018

Lager is the nation’s beer variant according to a new online survey conducted by the Irish Brewers Association (IBA) with 45 per cent of respondents stating it as its favourite beer type. IPA’s are the nation’s second favourite beer variant with a 22 ...

No Deal’ Brexit would be disastrous for Irish Drinks Industry – new ABFI position paper

15/10/2018

• A No Deal would see immediate tariffs on barley, malt, glass bottles, apples, finished cider • Hard border would lead to delays and disruption for 23,000 cross-border truck movements • Value of trade in drinks products between the UK and Ireland wor ...

Warning that Public Health (Alcohol) Bill will have negative impact on local jobs and rural economy

16/08/2018

Diversification and innovation in Irish drinks industry means that there are now: Craft breweries in every county Irish whiskey distilleries in 22 counties Irish gin distilleries in 14 counties But Government warned that Alcohol Bill will hinder fur ...

Keith Fagan, Country Manager of Molson Coors Ireland appointed new chair of IBA

03/08/2018

Irish Brewers Association appoints new chairperson on International Beer Day Keith Fagan, Country Manager of Molson Coors Ireland takes on the role Outgoing chair Maggie Timoney steps down due to appointment as CEO of Heineken USA The Irish Brewers As ...

Irish Brewers Association welcome passage of Craft Drinks Bill

12/07/2018

IBA says new legislation will support small Irish craft breweries that are vital to rural economies The Irish Brewers Association (IBA) has welcomed the passage of the Breweries and Distilleries Bill in the Seanad, which will allow craft brewers and disti ...