Launched on July 1st, 2010, Beoir is an independent group of consumers which seeks greater choice, quality and value-for-money for beer and cider drinkers on the island of Ireland. Our primary goal is to support and raise awareness of Ireland's native independent microbreweries and craft cider-makers.
Additionally, Beoir promotes and encourages amateur craft brewing, and the making of other fermented beverages. It seeks to assist amateur brewers in improving the quality of their end product through the sharing of information. Beoir’s website (www.beoir.org) contains a directory of all Ireland’s breweries plus up-to-date listings of the pubs, bars and restaurants where their products can be found, and a calendar providing information on upcoming beer festivals and events throughout the country. There are articles on a variety of beer-related issues and events, as well as an extensive Knowledge Base for anyone wishing to start making their own beer or improve on past results. At the heart of the site is a busy forum for discussing all matters relating to beer and brewing. Members are involved in regular tasting events and demonstrations, full details of which may be found in the “Events” forum. Membership of Beoir is open to all adults worldwide and costs €10 per annum, though access to the website and its forums is free.