Small and independent American craft brewers are recognized as leaders in innovation and quality in what has become a global craft beer revolution. Funded by grants from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Brewers Association Export Development Program (EDP) works to assist quality focused U.S. brewers in identifying opportunities for international expansion and media promotion of American craft beer as well as educating international trade about proper storage and handling to preserve beer flavor during distribution.
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Export Development Program Objectives
Increase awareness of American craft beer by educating international trade and media about the quality and diversity of products offered by the U.S. craft beer industry, about U.S. craft beer culture, and quality best practices during distribution.
Widen exposure for U.S. craft beer through coordinating EDP member brewery presence at international festivals, trade shows, and competitions around the world
Identify opportunities in key international markets and complement the industry’s own efforts to increase international distribution.
Join the Export Development Program and Enjoy these Benefits
Featured at International Shows & Festivals
Gain brand exposure by sending your beers to EDP organized shipments and activities at events in Europe, Asia, North America and South America.
Enter Global Competitions
Participate in competitions around the world to generate publicity and attention abroad. The EDP covers entry fees and cost of consolidated shipment for members.
Seminars & Market Research
Listen to export development seminar recordings covering topics of logistics, best practices, and overseas market updates. Or access market research studies and other dedicated export guidance tools.
Global Importer Directory
Access a centralized directory of import companies by market to complement your due diligence when seeking an international partner.
Identify existing resources and programs to support exporting companies with domestic and overseas regulation compliance.
International Trade & Media Relations
Get your beer in front of key international trade and media attending overseas and domestic activities aimed at media exposure and education.