Central European Brewers Conference
ABOUT THE CEBC
The Central European Craft Brewers Conference (CEBC) is an annual conference and trade show representing the craft beer industry in Central Europe.
The conference is a trade only event open to any craft brewery or supplier and will provide an opportunity to network in a community of great brewers from the region. Meet craft beer distributors, beer journalists and those working in the world of craft beer to share ideas and have a few informative days away from the brewery.
The conference will include a variety of content such as educational seminars led by industry-leading presenters, brewery tours, boat cruise on the Danube and social events.
We are also hosting the second annual European Craft Beer Cup. This is a competition with certified Judges from the region and abroad.
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SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 1, 2021, Budapest
We are very pleased to report that despite the pandemic the 3rd annual Central European Brewers Conference (CEBC) wrapped up with:
from: Croatia, Hungary, Cyprus, Italy, Canada, Czech Republic, Romania and Sweden
Hopsi, Rolec, Lallemand, MicroMatic, Westep, M+F KegTechnik, Fermentis, Polykeg, Barth Haas, One-Circle, Weyermann, Viking Malts and Oculyze
We were proud, that as as in the previous year Evan Rail, award winning journalist for the New York Times was lead us through a series of seminars and round table discussions from industry leading presenters.
We started the conference with the beer competition judging, brewery tour at Feher Nyúl Sörfőzde and a welcome party at the venue. Our venue this year was the Rock Museum in Budapest – a perfect complement to craft beer.
Had a range of excellent seminars covering technical and business-related topics important to all of us in the industry. In addition to the others Tim Webb shared his vision of the future of craft beer and Blake Enemark gave us his secrets to brewing amazing New England style IPA’s. In the evening we boarded the boat for a cruise on the Danube with live music and a great buffet dinner.
Continued with the seminar schedule with a special presentation and tasting from Jitka at Wild Creatures brewery (Czech Republic) and a very interesting round table discussion on the challenges and opportunities in exporting our beers. This was followed by the Beer Cup awards ceremony where we presented 14 medals to the best beers from the region. We finished with the closing party at First Local in the Budapest party zone in the city which continued well into the night and next day.
In all the CEBC gave us an opportunity to meet the suppliers face to face, see old friends again and make new ones in a relaxing and positive environment. We are now working on the 2022/23 conference so check this site for updates.
We had 14 very inspiring presenters this year.
If you would like to see the list and their topics, click the button.
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND the next cebc?
Industry leading presenters from top regional brewers, Fermentis, BarthHaas X, Lallemand, New York Times craft beer journalist and many others.
Craft Beer Danube boat cruise to check out Budapest at night.
Seminars designed with the brewer in mind focusing on relevant business information that can help you grow your business.
Network with exhibitors that have products and services to meet your growing business needs.
became a sponsor or EXHIBITOR At the next CEBC
Be part of the next big thing in craft brewing…
Join us at the next Central European Brewers Conference (CEBC) where industry stalwarts and the next generation of dedicated artisans share their vision for the exciting world of European craft brewing. The CEBC looks to set itself apart by offering exhibitors the opportunity to engage with delegates, speakers and fellow exhibitors in a more intimate, focused forum to discuss our love of craft brewing as well as insightful business opportunities and challenges.
We offer booths to fit your needs as well as all the amenities to showcase your contribution to the art. We hope you join us at our next conference to celebrate craft brewing while making valuable business connections.
Why become a Sponsor?
The Central European Brewers Conference offers a wide range of sponsorship opportunities for exhibitors to market their products and services to the independent craft brewer industry in addition to hosting their exhibition stand.
European Craft Beer Cup
The competition is held during the CEBC and the final awards are presented on the last day of the conference. See below for the details of the 2021 competition and we will update for the next CEBC soon.
“I’m happy to report the award we won at the European Brewers Cup as a part of the CEBC has caught fire in Slovenia. Everyone is really excited about it. Cheers! ”
— Anita Lozar, Brewery at Pivovarna Pelicon Slovenia