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The Voice of the European Beer Consumer



The European Beer Consumers Union (EBCU) was formed in Bruges in May 1990 by 3 founding beer consumer organisations, representing Belgium, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

They have since been joined by similarly-minded national consumer groups from Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland.


Toast to 25 years of the EBCU in London

A Jeroboam of beer to toast 25 years of the European Beer Consumers Union

Terry Lock & Henri Reuchlin

This year marks 25 years since the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands came together to create a union dedicated to the preservation and protection of European Beer Culture. To celebrate the 25th year anniversary, the EBCU will be opening a commemorative three litre bottle of the Belgian beer, St-Feuillien Triple, at the Great British Beer Festival.

Chairman of the EBCU, Henri Reuchlin says “25 years on, as more and more issues affecting beer consumers are being decided in Brussels, European cooperation between beer consumers is as important as ever. Beer cultures across Europe differ considerably and that is the beauty of it. Diversity of choice, consumer information on ingredients and provenance and beer at an acceptable cost is worth fighting for. We’re proud to celebrate 25 years of cooperation between European beer consumers at the great GBBF”


EBCU endorses the Brussels Beer Challenge

During its November meeting in Dublin, the European Beer Consumers Union has taken the decision to endorse the Brussels Beer Challenge competition. In doing so, EBCU now endorses four competions, i.e. World Beer Cup, European Beer Star, Birra dell' Anno (Italy) and Brussels Beer Challenge.


Limited choice for beer consumers in Sweden

The European Beer Consumers Union (EBCU) is very concerned with reports that recent changes in the way Systembolaget manages its beer assortment are detrimental to the interests of consumers.


Make ingredient declaration and producer information mandatory available

Isn’t it strange that as consumer, you might not be informed on the ingredients used to make your favourite beer or wine? So, what is it you are drinking?

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European Beer Star 2015

The EBCU endorses the European Beer Star 2015

Brussels Beer Challenge

The EBCU endorses the Brussels Beer Challenge

World Beer Cup 2016

The EBCU endorses the World Beer Cup 2016

Birra Dell'Anno 2015

The EBCU endorses Birra Dell'Anno 2015


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