The Mondial de la Bière was founded in Montreal in 1994 by a trio of beer lovers, including Jeannine Marois, the event’s president since 2002. A unique and friendly tasting event, it is considered a doorway to the brewing industry in Quebec and around the world. In addition to its professional side, enriched by the Mbeer conference, the Mbeer school of bierology and the Greg Noonan Mbeer Contest, the festival offers visitors an education about beer. Over the years, it has become widely recognized as one of the most important international beer festivals in America and its reputation extends worldwide...

The global beer consumption is said to reach two billion hl, as Canadean, one of the leading research institutes for the world beverage industry, pointed out in its Global Beer Trends late in 2010. That prediction has further increased the optimism of the brewing market, especially in Brazil, the fourth largest market in the world. These are good prospects for Brasil Brau – International Exhibition of Beer Technology, which will be held in São Paulo from 5 – 7 July 2010.

The Brewing Industry International Awards (BIIA) have recruited 30 judges from across the globe to assess the hundreds of beers which will be competing for one of the top titles at the event, to be held in February in Burton-on-Trent.

Top of the agenda for discussion were issues ranging from how The Brewers of Europe are actively tackling alcohol misuse, including as a leader in the EU’s Alcohol and Health Forum, to why targeted policies should be preferred over further population-wide actions, the effectiveness of self-regulation, and the European brewing sector’s commitment to doing more and better.

The World Brewing Academy is pleased to announce an exciting new addition to their educational programs. In response to requests from breweries and students, they are adding a new course & program to their line-up that will set the standard for brewing education in the years to come.

More than 1400 exhibitors will take part in drinktec 2005, the world trade fair for beverage and liquid food technology. That represents about a 10% increase compared to four years ago. With a gross exhibition area of 136,000 m², drinktec 2005 will be the largest ever taking place in Munich. This year, foreign exhibitors will increase from 45 to an anticipated 50%. Exhibitors are from 52 countries, also a record. Visitors can, for the first time, order admission tickets online easily and quickly, 30% are first time exhibitors.
Almost every third exhibitor will participate in drinktec for the first time. It is the first time that companies from Egypt, Bahrain, Iran, Latvia, Luxemburg, Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates exhibit at drinktec. ...

There are any number of local, national and international competitions in the world of beer. In only six years, the Association of Brewers, Boulder/USA with the WORLD BEER CUP has reached the peak position among these competitions. It has achieved the greatest number of entries, the widest range of countries registered and, with 76 different categories or beer styles, the most spectacular selection of beer varieties.
The first awards of this competition were presented in 1996 in Vail, Colorado/USA. Two years later the ceremony took place on the Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro and, in June of 2000, 145 medals were presented in a blaze of publicity in New York.
At the 4th WORLD BEER CUP in 2002, the world reputation of German brewers was fully confirmed for the first time.

he positive trend of the "Craft Brewers", handicraft-oriented medium-sized breweries in North America, began more than twenty years ago. In 1997 the association reached its zenith when 3400 euphoric beer connoisseurs from the USA, Canada and Europe met in Seattle, USA. Among these were four German brewers.
During the absolute "boom years" from 1993 until 1997, the output of the craft-beer brewers doubled and is currently around
6 million hl brewed by more than 1400 brewpubs, microbrewers and regional speciality breweries. Parallel to this, the import of beer to the USA, particularly from Mexico and Canada, has doubled over the last 20 years and now totals 22 million hl. However, these boom years for the North American "mittelstand" breweries have now come to an end.2%.

Beer competitions have been held in Burton/England since 1886. The competition is now knows as "The Brewing Industry International Awards". Tradition and experience have given this competition a special quality, transforming it from a national event into an international competition, attended by entrants from 40 countries.

This year’s Millennium Competitions have seen international participation rise further. This has been especially highlighted by beers packaged in bottles and cans. In the packaged beer category, the lager group had an international share of 87%, speciality beers represented the second strongest international participation, with a foreign share of 68%, followed by strong beers, with an international share of 51% (see Fig. 1).K. were tasted (see Fig. 2).

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