150 Years of the German Brewers' Association - The Anniversary Book

The German Brewers Association was founded 150 years ago. The umbrella organization of the German brewing industry is thus one of the oldest associations in the republic. Its members include small, medium-sized and large family businesses, some with centuries of history, as well as world-famous brewing groups and young craft brewers.

150 Years of the German Brewers' Association - The Anniversary Book
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In the summer of 1871, when the Franco-Prussian War had just ended, around 1,000 brewers gathered in Dresden. They came from a wide variety of countries in the German Empire, from Austria-Hungary, Sweden, Belgium, France and the USA - but they had a common goal: to establish a strong association to represent their interests. This is how the German Brewers' Association came into being. For a century and a half now, it has stood by its member companies and member associations in all matters and championed the interests of the breweries and their employees in Berlin as well as in Brussels.

To mark the anniversary of the German Brewers' Association, the association, in cooperation with the dfv Mediengruppe Frankfurt/Main, is publishing a limited edition of a comprehensive chronicle that looks back on the eventful history of the DBB. The anniversary book was written by author and journalist Markus Raupach, founder of the German Beer Academy in Bamberg. Illustrated with numerous historical pictures, the 210-page work illuminates not only the history of the association, but also of beer culture in Germany. Greetings from well-known personalities, including Angela Merkel, Armin Laschet, Olaf Scholz and many others, round off the work.

The anniversary book is available for 39.80 euros from the online store of the German Brewers Association.