Different beer styles (Photo: rawpixel)

Brewers Association | The 2019 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition took place from 3 to 5 October 2019 in Denver. Judges examined 9,497 beers from 2,295 American breweries. In a ceremony at Denver’s Bellco Theatre, award-winning breweries received prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals.

Official conference opening by Solomon Tadele, Allyson Fish (Global Business Director, Food Enzymes at DuPont) Dr. Josef Fontaine, and Estifanos Samuel (f.l.t.r.) (Photo: ©Mekbib Tadesse/Dupont)

The 1st Africa Brewing Conference was held successfully from 21 to 23 May 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 180 participants from 20 countries utilized this event as a communication and knowledge platform. The conference was a joint project of VLB Berlin and DuPont Industrial Biosciences with the local support of Ethiopia Invest.

The 37th EBC Congress was held in conjunction with the 2nd BoE Forum in Antwerp, Belgium

Knowledge Update | The 37th EBC Congress comprised just under 500 attendees, 56 presentations arranged in 17 blocks and 126 posters covering 16 different topics, all of which concluded with stimulating panel discussions. The conference took place from June 2nd to 6th in Antwerp, Belgium.

International hop researchers met in Alsace

International Hop Growers’ Convention 2019 | It was the central theme of the convention: What measures should be taken to combat the deleterious effects of climate change? Is it best to approach these issues through breeding programs or perhaps through cultivation? Many presentations dealt with the warmer, drier climate and the effects it is already having on hop production. About 60 participants from eleven countries were invited by Dr. Florian Weihrauch, Chairman of the Scientific Technical Committee (STC) of the International Hop Growers’ Convention (IHGC), to attend the conference from July 7th to 11th 2019 in Bischoffsheim in Alsace, France. A packed program, created together with Comptoir Agricole, unfolded over three days and included a tour of the Alsatian wine-growing region.

Visitors enjoying beer and lively conversation (Photo: NürnbergMesse India)

The ever flourishing Indian Alco-Bev industry witnessed the 2nd edition of India’s only comprehensive international trade fair and conference for the alcohol and beverage industry, Craft Drinks India (CDI) 2019 from 3-4 July at Manpho Convention Centre, Bengaluru, India.

Smiles all round: recipients of an MBeer medal, a “must” in the beer world (Photo: Felipe Mazzucatto)

Mondial de la Bière 2019 | The Mondial de la Bière events in Montreal and São Paulo highlight the latest innovations each year from Planet Beer. Together with the Rio de Janeiro and Paris events, they are the four musketeers of a transnational beer renaissance, working together to herald the virtues of beer, the object of adoration for their international visitors. This article summarises the events in Montreal and São Paulo.

Technical visit to Khmer Beverages in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Photo: ©Olaf Hendel)

300 brewing experts from Southeast Asia, Europe and America attended the 6th Bangkok Brewing Conference, which took place from 9 to 11 June 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. The event has been jointly organized by the Thailand Beer Industry Guild (TBIG) and VLB Berlin for the 5th time since 2009.

The trade fair day begins: visitors waiting for admission

The main event of the brewing industry in Latin America brought together the end-to-end production chain and showcased the latest news on the global market. With exhibitors from 13 different countries, the edition proved the definitive and relevant position of Brazil in the international brewing sector footprint.

The International Brewing and Cider Awards revealed on 1 May this year’s Championship trophy winners at a prestigious awards ceremony at the Guildhall, London, recognising just twelve products as the best of the best in beer and cider.

Colorado Convention Center, Denver, USA

CBC 2019 | The brewing industry is giving itself a pat on the back, and although some of the excitement surrounding craft beer has slowly started to dissipate, the industry certainly still has every reason to toast its ongoing success. From April 8th to 11th 2019, craft brewers and other members of the community convened in Denver, Colorado, to celebrate and network with one another, as well as to broaden their education and learn more about the diverse range of suppliers associated with the industry. Around 14 000 participants attended the 2019 Craft Brewers Conference, traveling to Denver from all 50 US states and 65 countries around the world. Held parallel to the conference, they also visited the Brew Expo America trade show – the largest to date with more than 1000 exhibitors. “As an organization, the Brewers Association is stronger and more powerful than ever,” emphasized President Bob Pease in his opening speech.

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