About Irish Beer
Ireland has a long and interesting brewing history. Up until the 1700’s most of Ireland’s beer was imported from England and Scotland. The Irish Parliament would use taxation to encourage brewing, as they saw whiskey (the common drinking choice) to be more harmful than beer. In 1759 Arthur Guinness would open his brewery in Dublin, and combined English Porter recipes with local Irish ingredients to create Guinness Stout. By the beginning of the 1800’s there were over two hundred breweries in the country with fifty-five of them being in Dublin. Unfortunately by 1900 the number of breweries would fall to around fifty, and by 2007 only twelve remained. Despite this decrease, Ireland would see a boom shortly after with the emergence of brewpubs and microbreweries. In 2018 Ireland would have 75 independent Irish craft breweries

While most people assimilate Ireland with Guinness; most Irish beer drinkers choose lager (60%, 34% stout and 6% ale.)

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