People judging beer samples at the International Brewing & Cider Awards 2024 (Photo: IBCA)

Manchester | 67 different brewers and cidermakers from 21 countries have received accolades at one of the world’s most historic international beer and cider competitions, The International Brewing & Cider Awards (IBCA) 2024, which has taken place from 19–21 March 2024 – for the first time ever – in Manchester.

Visitors at Beer&Food Attraction 2024

Italian Exhibition Group | Beer&Food Attraction, the international exhibition specifically for the world of out-of-home catering – which took place at Italian Exhibition Group’s Rimini Expo Centre, together with BBTech Expo, the beer and beverage production technologies and Filling&Packaging show – welcomed 600 brands spread over 14 halls.

View of the entrance of BrauBeviale 2023 in Nuremberg (Picture: Brauwelt)

BrauBeviale 2023, which took place from November 26-28 in Nuremberg, Germany, can look back on three successful days. Europe's leading trade fair for the brewing and beverage industry got back on track after a four-year break.

Visitors at the Brew Asia 2023

Vietnam | Immersed in the dynamic theme of “Delivering The Future”, more than 800 attendees at this year's Brew Asia, which took place from 19–20 October 2023 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, engaged in networking and knowledge exchange over two action-packed days. From insightful presentations and workshops led by industry luminaries to a bustling trade fair showcasing the latest innovations from global suppliers, Brew Asia 2023 provided a platform for brewers to connect, learn, and shape the future of the industry.

Stiegl Brewery in Salzburg, Austria

Austria | Though yeast and fermentation are highly important topics for the brewing sector, it took more than 20 years until a Symposium of the European Brewing Convention (EBC) was again dedicated to these issues. After 1978 in Zoeterwoulde, Netherlands, and 1999 in Nutfield, GB, the EBC Symposium “Fermentations as an opportunity for sustainably brewed and high-quality products“ took place at Stiegl Brewery in Salzburg from 8 to 10 October 2023.

Audience at the Ibero-American VLB Symposium (Photo: VLB)

VLB Berlin | The 13th Ibero-American VLB Symposium VLB took place from 4 to 6 September 2023 in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. With 185 participants from 21 nations, this event once again consolidated its status as one of the most important communication and knowledge platforms for technical for technical executives in the brewing industry in Latin America.

Happy awards winners at this year’s Great American Beer Festival (Photo: Brewers Association)

Denver | The Brewers Association (BA) unveiled the best beers of 2023 during an awards ceremony at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). GABF is the nation’s largest professional beer competition, with its medals globally acknowledged as an emblem of brewing excellence and among the most sought-after accolades within the brewing community. This year, there were 303 medals awarded to 263 breweries.

Ljubljana was the venue for this year’s International Hop Growers’ Convention

IHGC in Ljubljana | This year’s hop meeting from June 25 to 29 in Ljubljana broke all previous records: with over 80 participants from 15 countries, 36 talks and 20 posters, it was the best-attended event staged by the Scientific-Technical Commission of the International Hop Growers’ Convention (IHGC).

View of the entrance to CBC 2023

“Agriculture and commerce” | This is the motto of the US state of Tennessee, and craft brewers were certainly able to promote both agriculture and commerce in Nashville at the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) and BrewExpo America, held 7–10 May 2023 in the Music City Center. Milk may have been voted the Tennessee state beverage in 2009, but it is the juice of the barley that is consumed on the melodious (and sometimes raucous) evenings downtown on Broadway.

Entrance sign to the 2023 Trends in Brewing symposium in Ghent Einleitungsbild nochmal im Text: nein

15th Trends in Brewing | Since the last Trends in Brewing in 2018, our world has changed dramatically. In view of the pandemic and the war in Ukraine – with its far-reaching consequences – the title of the 15th Trends in Brewing International Malting and Brewing Symposium, held in Ghent in Belgium from 2 – 6 April 2023, was extremely fitting: Brewing in a challenging world – producing quality and affordable beers in a world with scarcity.

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