Meet our Executive members – Bo L. Jensen, Denmark

Our Executive members come from different countries and associations with different goals and objectives. We have interviewed Bo L. Jensen for you.   Hello Bo, nice to talk to you. You have been the EBCU chairman since 2018. Can you tell us what is your role and what you have been up to lately? As elected chairman, I see my role as the person who’s leading our work in the Executive Board and not the least, binding that work together with the external work for beer consumers all...
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Fédération Nationale des Associations Brassicoles (FNABRA) approved as full member

    EBCU decided to approve the Fédération Nationale des Associations Brassicoles (FNABRA) as full members of the union at the spring delegate meeting in Germany on April 1st, 2022. FNABRA is an umbrella organisation whose members have diverse actions. The goals of FNABRA are similar to those of EBCU: the defense of beer, defense of the beer consumer, improve beer knowledge (history, brewing, culture, etc) and help its member associations and any association interested in ...
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Statement about the recent situation in Ukraine

Beer is all about fraternity, unity and respecting others. EBCU is non-political, yet the recent events taking place in Ukraine urge us to take a stand. Here is our statement.    The European Beer Consumers Union (EBCU), along with the Community of International Beer Judges adopted the following resolution on March 1st, 2022: 1) EBCU strongly condemn the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine. The entire world is facing great challenges that can only be overcome with internation...
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Pasta with asparagus, crispy salmon and Duvel Hop Citra (from Zythos, Belgium)

  This recipe was sent to us by Marc Sevenhans, our Delegate from Zythos (Belgium). It has been kindly provided by Duvel and can be paired with Duvel Hop Citra.   Ingredients 350 gr green asparagus 150 gr spaghetti 1 onion 2 pieces of salmon 1 egg 2 tablespoons of panko (or breadcrumbs) Pepper and salt Butter or oil for greasing Oven dish   Ingredients fresh dill sauce 30 grams of flour 25 grams of butter 150 ml cream 350 ml fish stock (or veget...
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EBCU endorses Barcelona Beer Challenge

  Barcelona Beer Challenge is a Spanish international beer competition with 60 categories and more than 1,200 beers. In 2022 it will celebrate its 7th edition. The BBC is inspired by different brewing competitions and events worldwide to make its contribution to the work of disseminating the quality of Spanish beer. As the competition is organized in a well manner and follows EBCU's criteria for beer competitions we have chosen to endorse it. This is the ninth competition to be...
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Meet our Executive members – André Brunnsberg, Finland

Our Executive members come from different countries and associations with different goals and objectives. We have interviewed André Brunnsberg for you.     Hello André, and happy New Year! You have been a part of EBCU Executive for a while now; can you tell us what is your role and what you have been up to lately? Hello! I got elected to become an EBCU executive in autumn 2017 in EBCU’s delegates meeting in Monza, Italy. Since then, I’ve been a bit of a multi-tasker, no...
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A third of Belgian small brewers are now in danger

A third of financially healthy Belgian small brewers are now in danger. A press release from Belgian Brewers is now asking for the reopening of Horeca channel to save its cultural heritage. It states: "The Belgian Brewers show a great understanding of the concerns about the current health situation. They nevertheless call for a calm debate based on all of the factual data, including the economic situation and mental well-being of Belgians. To this end, they share the study carried out by the ...
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Beer of the Year 2021, by Beoir

Beer of the Year 2021: Porterhouse Brew Co. Around the Clock
Beoir, our member organisation from Ireland, has just published the results of its annual Beer of the Year competition. The tenth annual Beoir beer awards took place during January, with members voting on their favourite beers of the previous twelve months. No shortlists, no style guides, no expert judges: all winners were picked solely on the basis of how much the drinking public enjoyed them. Beoir members made their selections from all the beers brewed on the island of Ireland and commerci...
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