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 has now completed several events in its 2019 activity plan, although many opportunities remain for EDP members to present their beers in international settings and help educate global audiences on the quality and diversity of U.S. craft beer.
Upcoming activities include the following:
|Competitions||Country||Event Dates||Consolidation Deadlines|
|Copa Cervezas de América||Chile||August (judging)||N/A|
|Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival Competition||Sweden||Septemeber/October||August 28 (east coast)|
|International Beer Cup||Japan||October (judging)||September 6 (west coast)|
|European Beer Star||Germany||October (judging)||September 12 (east coast)|
|Brussels Beer Challenge||Belgium||November (judging)||September 19 (east coast)|
|Events Promoting American Craft Beer||Country||Event Dates||Consolidation Deadlines|
|Great British Beer Festival & Media Dinner||United Kingdom||August 6-10||N/A|
|Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival||Sweden||September/October||August 28 (east coast)|
|Cerveza Mexico Expo||Mexico||October 25-27||TBA|
|Brau Beviale||Germany||November 12-14||TBA|
|American Craft Beer Experience||Japan||November 16 & 17||TBA|
|Educational Outreach||Country||Activity Dates|
|Systembolaget Educational Tasting||Sweden||September|
|International Chef Participation in PAIRED at Great American Beer festival||USA||October|
|Berlin Food Week Media Dinner at U.S. Embassy||Germany||October|
|Seminars & Tutored Tastings by EDP Staff|
|Member Education||Country||Activity Dates|
|Market Research Report Production||China, Brazil||TBA|
Additional activities may also be considered as the year progresses and will be announced to EDP members by email and on the EDP calendar. EDP activities are only available to members. If you are not a member of the EDP but would like to join, please contact BA Export Development Program manager Steve Parr.