Microbreweries - establishment and relief
How do you set up a microbrewery?
If you are intending to set up a microbrewery, you must fulfil the following requirements before you can begin production:
- the individual must be authorised by their Revenue tax office as a tax warehousekeeper
- Revenue must approve the premises as a tax warehouse that is suitable for brewing and storing beer
- the brewer must hold a Beer Manufacturing Licence before beginning production.
You can find additional information regarding establishing a tax warehouse in the further guidance tab on this page.
You should contact your Revenue Office for information on requirements and the processes involved in establishing a microbrewery.
You can find information on the licence application process from the National Excise Licence Office.
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