German Beer Consumers Union (GBCU) approved as full member

EBCU decided to approve German Beer Consumers Union (GBCU) as full members of the union at the autumn delegate meeting in the Netherlands on October 16th, 2021. GBCU has been an associate member in EBCU since 2019. The goal of the GBCU is to give a voice to those, who love to drink their beer – but responsibly. The have three main goals: First they want to keep the broad Germany beer variety alive, especially in the gastronomy and trade. Second they want to emphasize the necessity of tran...
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EBCU welcomes Polskie Stowarzyszenie Piwowarów Domowych (PSPD) from Poland

EBCU welcomes Polskie Stowarzyszenie Piwowarów Domowych (PSPD) from Poland as the latest full member in our union. Their application was approved at EBCU’s autumn delegate meeting in the Netherlands on October 16th, 2021. PSPD was founded in 2010 as a homebrewing organization but today with over 1500 members the focus is also on beer consumerism. PSPD is a very active organization organizing homebrewing competitions, judge training and certification. PSPD issues its own magazine – „Piw...
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EBCU Round-Up

EBCU 30 years
As part of “The Way Forward 2020 and Beyond” programme, one of the recent European Beer Consumers Union (EBCU) initiatives is the introduction of a series of informative seminars aimed at beer consumers. You can access the latest presentation at youtu.be/CrfkrWv0rTM on the subject of “The Beer World After the Pandemic”. A panel of experts from various countries fronted by Tim Webb, the international beer writer, addressed topics affecting the European beer scene during the pandemic. T...
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EBCU endorses Golden Bohemia beer competition

Golden Bohemia is a Czech national beer competition with international jury since 2017 and open to any Czech breweries. Peculiar for this competition is that many of the beers are served on keg. As the competition is organized in a well manner and follows EBCU's criteria for beer competitions we have chosen to endorse it.  
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EBCU COVID-19 survey results

The European Beer Consumers conducted a survey on how the pandemic has affected beer consumption. The survey was open for participation between 26th of April until 17th of May and collected in total 1667 answers from 26 different countries (optional EBCU member organization in parenthesis): United Kingdom: 667 (CAMRA 149, Beoir 2)Belgium: 227 (Zythos 97)Italy: 153 (Unionbirrai 153)France: 137Denmark: 113 (Danske Ölentuasiaster 11)Netherlands: 109 (Pint 33)Germany: 66 (GBCU 1)Finland: 50 (Olu...
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Toast to 25 years of the EBCU in London

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