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Irish Craft Beer Toasted at US Embassy Event

During a networking event held at the Embassy of the United States in Ireland at the end of March, a number of Irish craft beer producers, facilitated by the Irish Brewers Association (IBA), displayed their products alongside craft beer products from American companies.

America is the second largest export market for Irish beer after the UK, according to the IBA.

In 2017, exports of Irish beer to the US were valued at €58m, according to the IBA, which has re-iterated the importance to the US market for the Irish beer industry.

The Irish craft beer producers who participated at the event were Boyne Brewhouse, Carlow Brewing Company, Galway Hooker Brewery, and Porterhouse Brewery.

Jonathan McDade, Head of the Irish Brewers Association, said: “As the industry evolves, Irish beer will continue to explore export opportunities in the US market, which remains hugely important. We know that Irish beer products are loved among US consumers for their quality and authenticity. This in turn helps to support Ireland as a tourist destination, with visitors eager to visit our brewery visitor centres or enjoy some great Irish hospitality at our pubs, hotels and restraints that serve Irish beer. We’d like the thank the US Embassy in Ireland for giving Irish craft beer producers the opportunity to display their quality products at last night’s event.”

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