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27th March 2024

A Continent of Beer – Introduction


Presented by Tim Webb (EBCU Project Coordinator, beer consumer champion and author)

Monday April 15th –  Tickets available from

While enjoying a drink of beer, have you ever stopped and wondered about the history of the world’s most popular fermented beverage?

Why do beer and Europe seem to go together – glass in hand?

In large parts of medieval Europe, ale or beer was the drink of choice.  It was consumed daily by all social classes, particularly in the northern and eastern parts of the continent, where grape cultivation was difficult or impossible.  Brewing was considered a common household task, alongside cooking and growing crops.

EBCU are putting together a series of short informative online workshops – “A Continent of Beer”. They will cover beer tourism as well as the history and culture of countries across Europe.

  • First-hand knowledge from a local beer enthusiast
  • The best places to visit and stay
  • Top places to have a beer (or two) and ‘must-try’ beers
  • Valuable travellers’ tips such as payment and transport

Contact: Brett Laniosh,

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