It’s where the beverage industry meets and is one of the most important exhibitions for drink producers in the world. BrauBeviale returns in November (12th to 14th) to Nuremberg in the Franconia region of Germany, well known for its proud tradition of craft beer and its highest concentration of breweries in Europe.
Last year (2018) there were a staggering 1,100 exhibitors at Brau covering the entire beverage production process chain, including raw materials, equipment, analysis, components, packaging and marketing. With visitors representing 132 countries, the sectors they represent are wide including breweries and malt houses, soft-drink producers, wine estates, distilleries and the alcohol-free sector.
Brau’s vastness may be something to get your head around, but with a visitor satisfaction rate at 99% last year and 95% saying they would like to return this year, it’s well worth the trip.
Here’s a taster of what you can do at Brau2019 …
- Shop! 9 halls of exhibitors is daunting if you are new to Brau, so planning your walk-around in advance is by far the best way. Browse online using the Exhibitors & Products page. You can tag and save your “must sees” on your mobile or tablet too.
- Visit the Vigo stand If you’re after canning equipment, brewhouses, or any other equipment in our range, come and visit us in Hall 4 stand 228 – if you call us in advance on 01404 892100 we may even be able to give you a free Brau ticket. Adam from American Beer Equipment is joining us on the stand and we can tell you all about the newly launched CraftCan Duo™ – a dual lane range of canning machines to double output.
- Attend the Forums 2019’s programme of topics include ‘Successful export’, ‘Foodtrends at Gen Z: Craft Beer at the end?’, ‘Climate change – risk for production & quality?’, ‘THE inclusion brewery in Germany: by people with disabilities’ and ‘Can the beverage industry also handle Amazon & Co?’
- Enter European Beer Star The organisers describe it as “one of the hardest competitions of its kind” so its great for a challenge! There are 67 categories you can enter including New-style IPA, English-style Porter, Session Beer (new category), Sour Beer, Stout (new), New-style Saison, and Non-alcoholic Beer. Beer sommeliers, brewmasters, and beer industry leaders make up the judging panel and all gold winners can enter the Public Tasting at the BrauBeviale to be in with a chance of winning the Consumers’ Favourite prize.
We hope to see you at Brau on 12th, 13th or 14th November 2019, or perhaps in one of the amazing craft beer bars in Nuremberg?
From the team at Vigo Ltd