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 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”
Each country in the EBCU has been given a three litre bottle of St-Feuillien Triple to open at an event to celebrate the 25thanniversary. There will be an anniversary ceremony this October in Brussels where a gigantic nine litre bottle of St Fueillien Triple will be opened.
“CAMRA was one of the founders of the European Beer Consumers Union, which is celebrating 25 years of campaigning for beer drinkers at a European level. What better way to celebrate than with a bottle of beer, created for us by one of Belgium’s family brewers. Brasserie St Feuillien is a 142 years old brewery and a typical example of what brings the 13 members together, good beer!” Says CAMRA National Director Christine Cryne
The bottle opening ceremony took place on the main stage at the Great British Beer Festival where a representative from the 13 countries invited festival goes to come up and sample the anniversary beer.
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