Based in Brussels, The Brewers of Europe brings together national brewers’ associations from 29 European countries and provides a voice to represent the united interests of Europe’s 5000+ breweries. The Brewers of Europe promotes the positive role played by beer and the brewing sector in Europe and advocates the creation of the right conditions to allow brewers to continue to freely, cost-effectively and responsibly brew and market beer across Europe. The Brewers of Europe currently has 29 national brewers’ association members, from 26 EU countries plus Norway, Switzerland and Turkey.

Brewers also take their responsibility on the environment seriously, innovating to cut water usage, reduce emissions  and  energy  usage,  reuse  and  recycle  packaging,  and  minimise  waste  through  the  reuse of secondary materials  and  by-products.

The priorities of the Brewers regarding the environment are:

  • To reinforce knowledge of the important link between, beer, agriculture and the natural environment
  • To show the brewers’ leadership in supporting, through constant improvements both in practice and in measurement, the EU’s drive towards sustainable consumption and production
  • To encourage the ongoing improvement and dissemination of best available techniques in respect of sustainability within the brewing sector