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Craft Beer and Cider Report 2023

A brand new report shows that consumption of beer declined in Ireland by 2.1% since 2017, while that of Irish craft beer rose by 13.5%. There was also an increase in market share of the 79 independent microbreweries that are currently in operation in the Republic of Ireland, as consumption of craft beer rose from 2.9% in 2017 to 3.4% in 2022.

This report is to document the size, output, exports and operations of the craft brewing sector in the Republic of Ireland, as the microbreweries emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. The focus of this report is on the independent microbrewing sector in the Republic of Ireland.