The European Beer Consumers Union is this year marking thirty years since the beer drinkers' associations of Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK grouped together to fight for drinker's rights on a continent-wide basis. Since then, they have been joined by over a dozen fellow organisations, including Beoir in 2012. 

Issues around taxation, pricing and consumer information remain as relevant today as they were three decades ago, while newer concerns including the buying up of microbreweries by large multinationals and the ongoing assault from a well-resourced anti-alcohol lobby have become a major part of EBCU's remit in recent years. It is vital that the beer drinker retains an independent voice in such debates, free from commercial interests and government spin, and for that reason Beoir is happy to remain an active participant in EBCU's initiatives.

But it's not all serious. The social side of beer drinking is a core aspect of its responsible enjoyment. With Covid continuing to place limitations on how we do that, EBCU's official event to mark the anniversary will be held online on Saturday 25th September 2021. Beoir members who wish to participate can find out more in the member's section here. (if you're a member and the link isn't working for you, drop us a mail on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Cheers, Proost, À Votre Santé, Sláinte!