Upcoming Export Development Program Activities

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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:

CompetitionsCountryEvent DatesConsolidation Deadlines
Copa Cervezas de AméricaChileAugust (judging)N/A
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival CompetitionSwedenSeptemeber/OctoberAugust 28 (east coast)
International Beer CupJapanOctober (judging)September 6 (west coast)
European Beer StarGermanyOctober (judging)September 12 (east coast)
Brussels Beer ChallengeBelgiumNovember (judging)September 19 (east coast)
Events Promoting American Craft BeerCountryEvent DatesConsolidation Deadlines
Great British Beer Festival & Media DinnerUnited KingdomAugust 6-10N/A
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey FestivalSwedenSeptember/OctoberAugust 28 (east coast)
Cerveza Mexico ExpoMexicoOctober 25-27TBA
Brau BevialeGermanyNovember 12-14TBA
American Craft Beer ExperienceJapanNovember 16 & 17TBA
Educational OutreachCountryActivity Dates
Systembolaget Educational TastingSwedenSeptember
International Chef Participation in PAIRED at Great American Beer festivalUSAOctober
Berlin Food Week Media Dinner at U.S. EmbassyGermanyOctober
Seminars & Tutored Tastings by EDP Staff
Member EducationCountryActivity Dates
Market Research Report ProductionChina, BrazilTBA

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.