2019 Export Development Program Planned Activities

The Brewers Association Export Development Program (EDP) is funded by grants from the United States Department of Agriculture and works to inform member breweries about opportunities to sell and promote their products in key international markets. Additionally, the program focuses on educating international trade and media about proper storage and care for craft beer as well as the collective quality and diversity of styles created by small and independent American craft brewers.

(SEE: Craft Brewer Defined)

The EDP is excited to announce a preliminary lineup of 2019 activities for member breweries and the EDP team to present their beers in foreign markets.

Pending funding announcements in Q1 2019, the EDP will look to add additional activities to the calendar. Event updates will be emailed to EDP members when details are available.

EDP activities are listed in the EDP calendar. If you are not a member, please contact BA Export Development Program manager Steve Parr.

Confirmed 2019 Export Development Program Activities:

Competitions Country Event Dates
Australian International Beer Awards Australia May 16th Awards
European Beer Star Germany October (judging)
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival Competition Sweden September/October
Brussels Beer Challenge Belgium November (judging)
Events Promoting American Craft Beer Country Event Dates
Beer Attraction Italy Italy February 16-19
Craft Beer Rising United Kingdom February 21-23
Korean Market Activity TBA Korea March
Beijing Invitational Craft Beer Festival China March 28-31
Planète Bière Paris France April 7-8
Craft Beer China Conference & Exhibition Shanghai China May 15-17
Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival Canada June 8 & 9
Russian Market Development Educational Seminars Russia August
Great British Beer Festival & Media Dinner United Kingdom August 6-10
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival Sweden September/October
Cerveza Mexico Expo Mexico October 25-27
Japan Market Activity Japan TBD
Brau Beviale Germany November 12-14
Educational Outreach Country Event Dates
Brazilian Beer Festival Keynote Speech Brazil March 13-16
Brewers of Europe Keynote Speech Belgium June 3 & 4
Systembolaget Educational Tasting Sweden September
Russian Market Development Seminars Russia August
Seminars & tutored tastings by EDP staff UK, Italy, Korea, China, France, Sweden confirmed
Member Education Country Event Dates
Export Seminars at Craft Brewers Conference USA Denver, April 8-11
Export Seminars at Great American Beer Festival USA Denver, October 3-5

 

Events & dates are subject to change.

Steve is Export Development Program manager at the Brewers Association. In his role, Steve educates international trade and media about the quality and diversity of products offered by the American craft brewers and helps member breweries grow their business in international markets. Prior to his role as EDP manager, Steve spent six and a half years as the assistant director of the American Homebrewers Association helping small & independent brewers and homebrew retailers expand their reach among homebrewers. He lives in Boulder, Colo., where he is a homebrewer, Certified BJCP beer judge, and Advanced Cicerone®.

See Steve Parr's recent articles and activities