Health warning for brewers across the border

Exporters in the North say rules would add to costs of selling to Ireland

8th June, 2018
New Alcohol Bill to hit micro breweries in the North

Northern Irish brewer William Mayne is about to get an early taste of Brexit’s implications.

Mayne, 25, produces beers with names like ‘Small Axe’ and ‘Brainwashed’ in distinctive, brightly-coloured cans. New labelling rules being considered in Ireland to lay out the risks associated with alcohol might mean he has to tone down that characteristic branding in his closest potential export market - across the border.

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