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Number of breweries in the EU hits 10,000

Number of breweries in the EU hits 10,000

Brussels, 5 December 2019 – There are now more than 10,000 breweries in the European Union according to the latest figures revealed today by The Brewers of Europe, whilst both the production and consumption of beer have gradually grown year on year for the last...

A new President for the European Parliament’s Beer Club

A new President for the European Parliament’s Beer Club

17 September 2019: Slovak MEP Ivan Štefanec is to become the new President of the European Parliament’s Beer Club. MEP Štefanec -- who steps up from his role as Vice-President of the Beer Club during the last parliamentary term -- stated: “Brewing in Europe creates...

Exports boost Europe’s beer production to eight-year high

Exports boost Europe’s beer production to eight-year high

BRUSSELS 4 December 2018. Europe’s beer production rose to an eight-year high in 2017 bolstered by record exports, a rise in micro-breweries and increased low-alcohol products. According to The Brewers of Europe’s latest report on Europe’s beer sector,...

The Contribution made by Beer to the European Economy

The Contribution made by Beer to the European Economy

With over 900 new breweries opening since 2013, the European beer industry has bounced back from the financial crisis. This is one of the key findings of a study released today on “The Economic Contribution of Beer to the European Economy”. The EU remains the second largest beer producer in the world after China; more importantly, the number of European breweries has significantly increased in recent years– to a total of over 6500, producing 383 million hectolitres of beer in 2014.

Europe’s brewing industry is a sector worth supporting

Europe’s brewing industry is a sector worth supporting

New EP beer club president Renate Sommer wants to promote ‘positive contribution’ of beer. Cervisiam bibat or “drink beer”. This recommendation by the erudite Saint Hildegard von Bingen (1098 – 1179) in her visionary medical and scientific work, ‘Causa et Curae’ highlights just how deeply anchored beer is in European culture. Saint Hildegard knew about the medical effects of hop as an antimicrobial and calmative, with its many positive health effects.

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