The Irish Brewers Association, the representative voice for the brewing industry in Ireland, has elected Peter Mosley, Managing Director of the Porterhouse Brewing Company, as its new chairperson.
Commenting on his appointment, Peter Mosley said: “Ireland’s beer industry is one of the country’s most exciting and dynamic sectors. There has been a plethora of new brewers and new beer brands entering the industry over the past few years, illustrated by the growth in craft beer and other innovations like low and non-alcohol beer options. While there are plenty of opportunities on the horizon, there are also many challenges we face such as uncertainties surrounding Brexit. I’m looking forward to taking up this position and working with the beer industry.”
According to the latest CSO figures, the value of Irish beer exports increased by 1.2% last year, from €275.6m in 2017 to €279m in 2018. Beer remains Ireland’s most popular alcoholic beverage, taking a 45.2% share of the alcohol product market last year, an increase of 2.7% in the volume of beer consumed compared to the previous year.