Great American Beer Festival crowd

Postponed | The Great American Beer Festival (GABF), one of the largest beer festivals in the US, will skip its public event in 2021 and return in person to celebrate its 40th anniversary October 6-8, 2022 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Despite vaccination efforts and the gradual reopening of the country, the health and safety concerns for large indoor gatherings, like GABF’s 60,000-attendee event, remain.

The Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America has been rescheduled for September 2021 (© Brewers Association)

Rescheduled | The 38th edition of the Craft Brewers Conference® & Brew Expo America® (CBC) presented by the Brewers Association will return to Denver September 9-12, 2021. The premier conference and trade show for the craft brewing industry was originally scheduled to take place in San Diego from 29 March to 1 April 2021,, but has been rescheduled due to the ongoing pandemic. Ann Obenchain, Marketing Director, Brewers Association, Boulder, CO, USA, talks about the event and already shares some information on the programme.

Despite the pandemic, Kibex 2020 even expanded its scale (all pictures: Kibex)

Korean beer exhibition | The Korea International Beer Expo (Kibex) 2021 will be held for three days, 17–19 May 2021, at the Coex centre, 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. The event is co-hosted by Beer Post, a firm that specialized in beer content, and GMEG, an exhibition professionalized company that has been organizing various beer events in the past.

Shanghai, China (Foto: Edward He, Unsplash)

Beviale Family | Preparations for Craft Beer China are in full swing, bringing together insiders and craft beer lovers at home and abroad, gathering the whole industry chain together to "Create wonderful craft beer in China!" Craft Beer China 2021 will be held at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center from May 12 to 14.

Photo: Emma Matthews Digital Content Production, Unsplash

Wide range of topics | The programme of the Brewers Forum 2021, which will take place online only from 1–4 June 2021, is now online and presents a wide range of topics as well as inspiring speakers who will lead the audience through four conference days, showcasing best-practices, highlighting upcoming trends, offering practical advice to perfect brewing, improve marketing and storytelling and reaching out to the customers in this tough time.

Craft Beer (Photo: Tom Quandt, Unsplash)

Digital conference | The 1st VLB International Craft Brewing Conference (ICBO), an online conference for worldwide participants of the craft brewing sector, will take place from 27 to 29 April 2021 on VLB Virtual Campus.

street decoration in the colours of the mexican flag (Foto: BRAUWELT)

eSpecial | The Beviale Mexico 2021 eSpecial, the first beverage fair for Central America to cover the entire supply chain, is ready to launch. On 23 and 30 March 2021, registered participants can enjoy a comprehensive high-calibre programme of presentations, roundtables and panel discussions in English and Spanish.

Planet Earth (Photo: New York Public Library, Unsplash)

Zero carbon brewing | The Southern Section of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling and BFBi are holding an environmental webinar on “Saving the planet one grain at a time. Progress towards Zero Carbon Brewing and Distilling industries” on 22nd April 2021 (World Earth Day). Attendance will be free of charge.

Uluru, Australia (Photo: Ondrej Machart, Unsplash)

Best brewers across the world | The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), Melbourne, Australia, is pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2021 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA).

This is what the Brewers Forum used to look like in the olden days: Participants back in 2019

Difficult times | The European brewing industry has been hit very hard by the Covid pandemic and the ensuing shutdown. BRAUWELT International spoke with Pierre-Olivier Bergeron, Secretary General at The Brewers of Europe, about where the Brewers Forum fits into this picture.

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