The RateBeer Guide To The

Best Beer in Ireland

The following are the regional highlights -- best beers available here, best beers brewed here, events and local RateBeerian info -- for Ireland. This site is interactive, so we encourage you to take part in the rating, addition and correction of the site.



These are the best beers you can find in this region's stores and restaurants based on the availability information provided by RateBeerians in this area. A beer has to have 5 or more ratings to be listed here.

1Trappistes Rochefort 10Abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy - Brasserie Rochefort5060100
2Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)3585100
3St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij4468100
4Trappistes Rochefort 8Abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy - Brasserie Rochefort3867100
5To Øl Black Malts & Body Salts Black Coffee IIPATo Øl769100
6Chimay Grande Réserve (Bleue / Blue)Abbaye de Scourmont - Chimay4835100
7Tripel KarmelietBrouwerij Bosteels (AB InBev)351199
8OrvalBrasserie d'Orval454999
9Magic Rock Neo-Human CannonballMagic Rock Brewing (Lion Co. - Kirin Holdings)7899
10Schneider Aventinus Weizen-EisbockSchneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH269699
11Founders Curmudgeon's Better HalfFounders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)64999
12Northern Monk Patrons Project 13.03 Seismic ShiftNorthern Monk Brew Co.4499
13Buxton Imperial BlackBuxton Brewery48599
14Galway Bay / Boundary Brewing Harmonic ConvergenceGalway Bay Brewery3499
15Whiplash / Wylam Do You Wanna Touch MeWhiplash5099
16To Øl Mælk ShakeTo Øl4699
17Westmalle TripelBrouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle354699
18Westmalle DubbelBrouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle326599
19Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury Double IPAGalway Bay Brewery18899
20Weihenstephaner HefeweissbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan329398
21Cloudwater / Magic Rock / JW Lees Three's Company Cloudwater Brew Co7598
22Porterhouse Celebration Stout Barrel AgedPorterhouse Brew Co.10198
23Chimay Triple (Blanche / White)Abbaye de Scourmont - Chimay371898
24Founders Centennial IPAFounders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)286798
25Lervig Toasted Maple Stout Bourbon BarrelLERVIG2198


1Galway Bay / Boundary Brewing Harmonic ConvergenceGalway Bay Brewery3499
2Whiplash / Wylam Do You Wanna Touch MeWhiplash5099
3Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury Double IPAGalway Bay Brewery18899
4Porterhouse Celebration Stout Barrel AgedPorterhouse Brew Co.10198
5Whiplash Surrender To The VoidWhiplash3998
6Western Herd Back Beat WitbierWestern Herd Brewing Company1598
7Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2017)Galway Bay Brewery5898
8White Hag Black BoarWhite Hag12398
9Western Herd Siege Pale AleWestern Herd Brewing Company1498
10White Hag Black Boar Barrel Aged 2016 White Hag3198
11Galway Bay Hearts & FeintsGalway Bay Brewery2498
12Whiplash Let It Happen Whiplash6898
13Galway Bay / Nola Perfect UnionGalway Bay Brewery2997
14Blacks World's EndBlacks Kinsale Craft Brewery3196
15Whiplash Setting SunWhiplash1896
16Boyne Imperial Stout SherryBoyne Brewhouse6396
17Whiplash / Galway Bay Gravity’s RainbowWhiplash3596
18Whiplash Bone MachineWhiplash8096
19Whiplash SwoonWhiplash4896
20Whiplash EventuallyWhiplash2096
21Whiplash Fantasm PlanesWhiplash3296
22Whiplash Fatal DeviationWhiplash3596
23Western Herd Blue Jumper IPAWestern Herd Brewing Company1396
24Galway Bay/ Begyle Brewing Goodbye Blue MondayGalway Bay Brewery6796
25Galway Bay Two Hundred Fathoms (2018)Galway Bay Brewery1695

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Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
Salt House
Galway (091) 091 441 550
57 The Headline
Dublin () 01 532 0279
The Underdog
Dublin () +353 87 908 630
Simon Lambert & Sons
Wexford () 053 918 0041
The Drink Store
Dublin (01) 01 6719760