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 organi...
30 years of EBCU!
More than 30 years ago, EBCU was established to preserve the diversity of traditional European beer cultures, to protect consumers from unfair prices being imposed through unreasonable taxation or unreasonable trade practices and to ensure that consumers receive the best information about beer. We are proud that we can be more and more meaningful in Europe both through the national organiza...
Beery tourism across Europe
After a long lockdown, sanitary measures are relaxing everywhere. Summer is coming and terraces are now open all over Europe. Do not miss our suggestions for your holidays! See and download the document here: Beery tourism across Europe
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 ...
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.
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 economi...
Latest digital version of CAMRA’s What’s Brewing magazine 04/2021
The latest digital version of CAMRA's What's Brewing is now available online: https://wb.camra.org.uk/wb_digital/whats-brewing-april-2021/
Will the lights go out for bars, pubs and breweries in Europe
Christine Cryne from CAMRA has interviewed EBCU members in December about the impact of Covid on bars and breweries across Europe. This is the article she published in CAMRA London Beer Magazine "London Drinker" vol. 43 no. 1, February/March 2021. Download as PDF file here:
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....
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...