Beer of the Year 2021, by Beoir

Beer of the Year 2021, by Beoir
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....
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Heineken fully acquires Brixton Brewery

Heineken fully acquires Brixton Brewery
Dutch giant purchases remaining 51% of London microbrewer Brixton Brewery announced today that Heineken has purchased the remaining stake in its business. Heineken acquired 49% of the south London microbrewery back in late 2017. In a statement, Brixton cited a number of advantages gained from their tie-up with Heineken over the last three years, including the company's "market reach". This r...
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PINT, turns 40 years today

PINT, turns 40 years today
Today, 40 years ago, Vereniging Promotie INformatie Traditioneel Bier (PINT) the association was formed. It's forming the picture of a good old consumer organisation, healty and and still important to consumers. Beer Consumers, as in all over Europe. PINT is the beer consumer association in the Netherlands. An association of discerning beer lovers. who stands up for the interests of beer consume...
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EBCU in Good Beer Matters podcast

EBCU in Good Beer Matters podcast
Today, EBCU chairman was interviewed for Good Beer Mathers podcast. Jeremy Storton write on his web page, "Because there is a lot of bad beer, dirty lines and grimy glasses that get between your customer and superior beer experience. Because you understand there is much more to beer than what’s inside their glass. Because your customers deserve better." And he got a good "speak" about consumer r...
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New Full Member of EBCU

New Full Member of EBCU
Asociación de Cerveceros Caseros Españoles (ACCE) - Spain, is the newest Full Member of EBCU. ACCE is a national non-profit cultural association, founded in 2009 but with a long history. Our objectives are to promote the production of homemade and craft beer, to promote a quality beer culture betting on the diversity of styles and its history and the quality of raw materials. We a...
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The Brewers of Europe #reconnect (Poland)

The Brewers of Europe #reconnect (Poland)
Polish Brewers are concerned that while the restaurant, bar and hotel sector has opened to #reconnect following the lockdown, customer numbers remain low and many establishments are under pressure.It's more important than ever, given the jobs and economic activity generated by the hospitality sector, that the right support is in place.Visit: https://loom.ly/t_yayzQReport: https://loom.ly/Kxe5...
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EBCU COVID-19 survey results

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: 137D...
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Carlsberg takes control of brewing at Marston’s

Carlsberg takes control of brewing at Marston’s
New venture to brew beer while Marston's retains pub estate Marston's has become the latest brewer of traditional English ales to offload its brewing operations in favour of a focus on its substantial pub estate. In doing so it follows Fuller's, Wells & Young and Greene King, all of whom have sold all or part of their businesses in recent years. The divestment is not total, as Marston'...
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Brand chaos at AB InBev Germany

Brand chaos at AB InBev Germany
Incoming Country Director faces trademark drama Munich-based news outlet Inside Beer reports of confusion over the launch of AB InBev's flagship beer Budweiser on the notoriously tough German market. Quite why the world's biggest brewer believes that an American light lager is what Germany needs is a separate issue, but we will have to wait to find out as the roll-out has been postponed at th...
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