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In search of the best beers | This year, the European Beer Star expert tasting will take place from 4–5 August 2022 at the Doemens Akademie in Gräfelfing for the 19th time. Interested breweries can register for the important beer competition from 1 April 2022.

Entries open | Entries are now open for the Melbourne Royal Australian International Beer Awards 2022 until 1 April. Judging takes place 9–13 May 2022, the awards are presented on 26 May.

Brewing a sustainable future | The Brewing Summit 2022 will take place in Providence, Rhode Island from 14–16 August 2022. Master Brewers and the American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC) will explore the emerging issues facing researchers and innovators today.

Online conference | The 2nd VLB International Craft Brewing Conference (ICBO) is an online conference addressed at all stakeholders of the global craft brewing industry. It takes place from 22 to 24 February 2022 in the exceptional environment of the VLB Virtual Campus online venue. It provides the multiple opportunities to interact with other participants, to visit the virtual exhibition and to join the presentations and live discussions.

Leading event | The 39th edition of the Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America® (CBC) will be held in Minneapolis, Minn., 2–5 May 2022. CBC, presented annually by the Brewers Association, is a leading event for the craft brewing industry,, and the only one that serves brewpubs, taprooms, and packaging breweries. Ann Obenchain, Marketing Director, Brewers Association, Boulder, CO, USA, talks about the event and shares some information on the program.

High interest | drinktec, the world’s leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry, will take place in Munich from September 12 to 16, 2022. The continually strong demand for floor space from exhibitors in Germany and abroad shows that the trade fair enjoys a high-level acceptance as a source of inspiration for the beverage and liquid food industry.

The perfect Altbier | This beer style delights not only fans in Germany, but also has an excellent international reputation: Altbier. Which is why brewing enthusiasts all over the world are now being called upon to brew an Altbier for the BestBrewChallenge 2022.

Variety of topics | Filtech will be opening its doors on March 8, 2022 in halls 7 and 8 of the Cologne Exhibition Center and will feature more than 240 presentations. The attractive conference program is a key reason for the significance of the event as an internationally important platform for showcasing filtration and separation solutions.

BrauBeviale suspended | The Covid pandemic continues to shake up the international event calendar in the global beverage technology sector in 2022. After intensive consultation with the companies and associations represented on the BrauBeviale exhibition advisory committee, the event organiser, NürnbergMesse, has decided to suspend BrauBeviale 2022, from 8 – 10 November 2022.

Korean trade fair | The 4th Korea International Beer Expo, Kibex 2022, will be held at COEX C Hall in Samseong-dong, Seoul, for three days from 31 March to 2 April 2022.

Russian trade fair | upakovka – Processing and Packaging will once again offer a presence platform for personal exchange within the industry from January 25 to 28, 2022, at the AO Expocentre Krasnaya Presnya exhibition center in Moscow. As in the past, it will be held in parallel with interplastica – International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber. A total of about 600 companies from 26 countries have announced their participation in both trade fairs. In 2021 the trade fair duo had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.