LILLE 2024

Mark your calendars for  the 6th edition of the Brewers Forum and the 39th EBC Congress next year in one of the most vibrant and fascinating beer cities in the world: Lille (France).


Brewers have a strong track record of reducing, reusing and recycling beer packaging.
Discover our Key Asks for the upcoming EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation.

Uniting 29 national associations, The Brewers of Europe provides a voice in Brussels to promote beer and represent the interests of Europe’s 10,000+ breweries.

Beer styles


The cradle of modern brewing, Europe is home to an estimated 80 beer styles and 50,000 different beer brands.

Brewing beer


Europe’s 10,000+ breweries, dispersed across the continent, create over 2 million jobs along the chain from grain to glass.



Bringing people together, beer, consumed moderately by healthy adults, may be fully compatible with a balanced and active lifestyle.

Our priorities


The Brewers of Europe aim to have a positive impact on society, people and the planet. We continue to encourage sustainable practices  in our brewing processes, in our supply chains, and in how beer is consumed and enjoyed.We are central to a circular European economy and our progress goes hand-in-hand with the aims of the European Green Deal.

The beer sector today innovates, leads by example and brings people together for sustainability.

Consumer information - beer labelling


Brewers believe in empowering people with facts to make informed decisions. They have been voluntarily rolling out ingredient listings and calorie information on-label and online since 2015.

Economy and jobs

Economy and jobs

Generating over 2 million jobs in Europe and nearly 40 billion euros in government tax revenues, the brewing sector is a major contributor to the European economy.

Well-being and moderation


Brewers in Europe take their responsibility seriously through initiating and supporting strategies that encourage responsible consumption of beer and address alcohol misuse, including through the promotion of no-and-low alcoholic beer.

Diversity equity inclusion


Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to helping any organisation understand the needs and expectations of consumers and to effectively meet their ambitions.

What we are doing

Based in Brussels, The Brewers of Europe promotes the positive contributions of beer and the brewing sector.

The Brewers of Europe also champions conditions for brewing and marketing beer sustainably, effectively and responsibly across Europe through many events and initiatives.

Discover now what they are doing.