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 on the Tax warehouses 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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