trendsinbrewing/program and registration is open under trendsinbrewing/registration. This year’s symposium focuses on “Brewing in a challenging world”, and takes place in Ghent, Belgium, from 2–6 April 2023.

Audience listening to presentations given at Kibex (Photo: Kibex)

Korean Beer Exhibition l The Korea International Beer Expo (Kibex) 2023 will be held for three days, from 6–8 April 2023, at the COEX Hall C, Seoul, Korea. Kibex is the only beer-specialized exhibition in Korea where attendees can see and experience all the businesses of the beer industry value chain, from beer production to distribution, packaging, and consumption, in one place. It is co-hosted by GMEG, an exhibition and convention company specializing in the beer and spirits industry, and is sponsored by Fermentis, BrauKon.

Judges at their tables at the Brazilian Beer Competition (Photo: Daniel Zimmermann)

Promising outlook | The 11th edition of the Brazilian Beer Competition will take place from 6–8 March 2023 in Blumenau, state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. 4,085 samples (12 % more than last time) have been entered by 565 breweries from 25 Brazilian states – the largest participation in the history of the event. The Brazilian Beer Competition is organized by the Blumenauense Association of Tourism, Events and Culture (ABLUTEC).

Kevin Roster, Freihof Wiesloch, presents a glass of altbier at BestBrewChallenge 2022 (Photo: BESTMALZ/Gerhard Kopatz)

Simultaneously brewed | The BestBrewChallenge is an international brewing competition where brewers from all around the world will brew simultaneously, with similar grain bills, in different countries. The competition beer is to be brewed between 20th and 23rd April 2023. The period will thus be extended from one to four days as opposed to previous years. The final day will be German Beer Day on the 23rd of April 2023. The closing date for shipping competition beers is 5 July 2023.

The Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2023 will take place in Music City (All photos: Brewers Association)


Preview | The Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America® (CBC) returns by popular demand to Nashville, Tennessee, 7–10 May 2023. CBC, presented annually by the Brewers Association, is the craft brewing industry’s leading event, and the only one that serves brewpubs, taprooms, and packaging breweries. Ann Obenchain, Marketing Director, Brewers Association, Boulder, CO, USA, talks about the upcoming event.

Ghent (Photo: armennano on Pixabay)

International Trends in Brewing | The symposium will be held in 2023 for the 15th time and will also be returning to the Technology Campus in Ghent. Since the last Trends in Brewing, which took place in Leuven and was subject to protective measures due to the Corona pandemic, the world has changed dramatically. “Brewing in a Challenging World” is the motto of the event and perfectly captures the current political and economic situation in the world.

Entrance to the trade event: BeerX UK 2022 (Photo: Society of Independent Brewers)

Kegstar continue partnership | In January, Kegstar and the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) have announced a three-year partnership on BeerX. The event, set to take place on the 15th and 16th of March 2023 at Exhibition Centre Liverpool, is one of the biggest trade events in the UK for beer and brewing businesses.

Various microscopes in a laboratory (Source: Ousa Chea on Unsplash)

Conference | This year’s meeting of the American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC) will take place in Pittsburg, PA, USA from June 4-6. Abstract Submissions are open now! Deadline next week: February 10, 2023.

Hand holding a glass of beer (Source: Josh Olalde on Unsplash)

International trade fair duo | The Italian trade fair Beer&Food Attraction will take place at the Rimini Expo Centre, Italy, from 19–22 February 2023, together with BBTech expo. The show presents a comprehensive national and international offer of beers, beverages, food and trends for the out-of-home (OOH) sector.

Exterior view of the entrance to the Cologne Exhibition Center, with Filtech 2022 poster and logo (Source: Filtech Exhibitions Germany)

Scientific exchange | Lectures, presentations, poster sessions: Scientific exchange is traditionally the focus of the international filtration show Filtech, which will take place at the Cologne Exhibition Center from 14–16 February 2023. Numerous research institutes stand with their contributions for a program that guarantees valuable information from all areas of the industry.

A display shows further information on the EBC Symposium 2023 (Photo: The Brewers of Europe)

Come together | The next EBC symposium will be held from 8–10 October 2023 at Stiegl Brewery in Salzburg, Austria! This was the outcome of deliberations set in motion a few months ago when the Italian Brewers Association Assobirra announced that they would not be able to host the meeting in Rome, as had been originally planned.

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