EBC – European Brewery Convention


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EBC - European Brewery Convention

EBC – European Brewery Convention

The European Brewery Convention (EBC) had its beginning with the first EBC congress in 1947. Brewery directors and brewmasters had come together as a direct result of the critical situation concerning raw material supply (specifically malted barley and hops) which had arisen due to World War II. At the end of 2007, the EBC merged with The Brewers of Europe, becoming its scientific and technical arm.

The EBC is best known for its biennial brewing scientific congresses, its symposia and the compendium of laboratory methods for the malting, brewing and fermentation industries, the Analytica-EBC.


“To facilitate knowledge creation and transfer, and collaboration, between industrial and academic organisations, for the benefit of the brewing industry, consumers and the community”