Ireland is the only country in the world where the favourite beer style is stout (at about 50% of the whole market). It is home of the worldwide known and largely overrated (also by myself :-)) Guinness. The market is dominated by St. James's Gate (Guinness), followed by InBev UK (owner of Murphy) and Scottish & Newcastle/Heineken (owner of Beamish).
Breweries: 30 to 40 / Beers: 120 to 180 / Consumption per capita: 125 litres.

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Total: 32 beers Weighted average: 12.88

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my favourite breweries (min. 3 beers)

  1. CARLOW 13.12
  2. INBEV UK 12.83
  3. DUBLIN BEER COMPANY 12.67

sorted by [name (default)]  [rating]  [style]  [alcohol]

BREWERY & BEER NAME
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BEAMISH & CRAWFORD BEAMISH BLACK IRISH STOUT 4.1 Stout/Dry Stout 14 link    
BEAMISH & CRAWFORD BEAMISH IRISH RED 4.2 Irish Ale 13.2 link   retired
CARLOW O'HARA'S CELTIC STOUT 4.3 Stout/Dry Stout 13.6 link    
CARLOW O'HARA'S HOP ADVENTURE GALAXY 5 American Pale Ale 15.6 link    
CARLOW O'HARA'S IRISH PALE ALE 5.2 American Pale Ale 15.2 link    
CARLOW O'HARA'S IRISH RED 4.3 Irish Ale 14 link    
CARLOW O'HARA'S WINTER STAR 5.3 Spice/Herb/Vegetable 13.6 link    
DUBLIN BEER COMPANY 1798 REVOLUTION ALE 4.7 Irish Ale 15 link   retired
DUBLIN BEER COMPANY BECKETT'S GOLD 4.7 Golden/Blond/Cream Ale 12 link   retired
DUBLIN BEER COMPANY D'ARCY'S DUBLIN STOUT 4.7 Stout/Dry Stout 16 link retired
GALWAY BAY WHITE FRONTIER CHANGE of the GUARD 11.5 Imperial/Double IPA 15.2 link    
GALWAY HOOKER IRISH PALE ALE 4.3 American Pale Ale 14 link    
INBEV UK MURPHY IRISH RED 5 Irish Ale 14.8 link  
INBEV UK MURPHY IRISH STOUT DRAUGHT 4 Stout/Dry Stout 14.4 link    
INBEV UK MURPHY MC FARLAND 5.6 Irish Ale 14.8 link    
PORTERHOUSE HOP HEAD 5 American Pale Ale 15.6 link    
PORTERHOUSE WRASSLERS XXXX STOUT 5.7 Stout/Dry Stout 15.2 link    
RYE RIVER MC GARGLES KNOCK KNOCK NED'S INDIA PALE ALE 6.3 India Pale Ale 14.8 link    
ST. JAMES'S GATE (DIAGEO) GUINNESS DRAUGHT 5 Stout/Dry Stout 15.6 link  
ST. JAMES'S GATE (DIAGEO) GUINNESS DRAUGHT BITTER 4.4 Bitter 12 link retired
ST. JAMES'S GATE (DIAGEO) GUINNESS EXTRA STOUT 5 Stout/Dry Stout 14 link    
ST. JAMES'S GATE (DIAGEO) GUINNESS FOREIGN EXTRA STOUT 7.5/8.0 Foreign Stout 15.6 link    
ST. JAMES'S GATE (DIAGEO) GUINNESS ORIGINAL 4.3 Stout/Dry Stout ** link    
ST. JAMES'S GATE (DIAGEO) GUINNESS SPECIAL EXPORT 8 Foreign Stout 15.2 link  
ST. JAMES'S GATE (DIAGEO) GUINNESS SPECIAL EXPORT 6.5 Foreign Stout ***      
ST. JAMES'S GATE (DIAGEO) GUINNESS WEST INDIES PORTER 6 Porter 13.6 link    
ST. JAMES'S GATE (DIAGEO) HARP IRISH EXPORT LAGER 5 Pale Lager *** link    
ST. JAMES'S GATE (DIAGEO) HARP LAGER 4.3 Dortmunder/Helles/Premium Lager 7 link    
ST. JAMES'S GATE (DIAGEO) KILKENNY DRAUGHT 5.0/5.5 Irish Ale 14.8 link    
ST. JAMES'S GATE (DIAGEO) SMITHWICK'S 4.0/3.8 Irish Ale 12 link  
TROUBLE DARK ARTS PORTER 4.4 Porter 13.2 link    
TROUBLE GOLDEN OR ALE 4.3 English Pale Ale 10.4 link    

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