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.
Confirmed 2019 Export Development Program Activities:
|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.