Who We Are

The Hellenic Association of Brewers was founded in 2004 as an association of large breweries in Greece. In 2016 there was an important initiative that led to the association’s expansion, as small and large breweries were included in the Hellenic Association of Brewers. Today, two large and 18 small brewers are members of the Association, with equal representation on the Management Committee.

The Hellenic Association of Brewers is a member of The Brewers of Europe, which was founded in 1958 and today counts 29 national brewers’ associations as members, plus Norway and Switzerland.

Our Mission

The mission of the Hellenic Association of Brewers is to support brewers operating in Greece to produce and market their beer freely, competitively, responsibly, and legally, with respect to the consumer, society, and the environment.

Our Mission

The mission of the Hellenic Association of Brewers is to support brewers operating in Greece to produce and market their beer freely, competitively, responsibly, and legally, with respect to the consumer, society, and the environment.

HOW WE ACCOMPLISH OUR MISSION

The goal of the Association is to develop a model that enhances competitiveness and disseminates the culture of beer, while informing about the safety of the product and the positive contribution of moderate consumption and promoting the reform and modernisation of the existing legislation. At the same time, it supports extroversion and the domestic manifacture of products, contributing substantially to the economic development of the country, through:

Adopting good practices throughout the production and distribution chain, with a focus on consumer protection.

Initiatives that concern the society, the economy, and the environment.

Initiatives to develop the beer sector.

Promoting responsible beer consumption in the context of a balanced lifestyle.

Working with the state to modernise legislation.

Our Vision

Encourage and support Brewers’ initiatives that concern the economy, society, and the environment.

Promote responsible beer consumption in the context of a balanced lifestyle, through initiatives, awareness campaigns, conferences, events, and scientific research.

Monitor, support and adopt best practices to ensure quality, safety and environmental protection throughout the production and distribution chain, with consumer protection as a top priority.

Initiatives & Actions

Some of the main initiatives of the Hellenic Association of Brewers in the last six years are:

Developing proposals and promoting the Association’s positions for the further growth of the sector.

Conducting a public dialogue to modernise the sector’s legislation and to adopt reforms that have allowed the production of new products, such as fermented beverages.

Establishing the ” Breweries open to the public ” in Greece, in cooperation with the competent authorities.

Highlighting the value of moderate consumption.

Promoting beer culture in Greece, through targeted actions:
  • «Beer day»: Organisation of a beer event for two consecutive years (2019 & 2020), in the context of the HORECA exhibition: an event dedicated to Beer culture.
  • “Open Breweries”: The Breweries that are members of the Hellenic Association of Brewers open their doors for a two-day event once a year, to introduce consumers to the secrets of beer through guided tours, tastings and other activities.
THE BREWERS OF EUROPE

The Hellenic Association of Brewers is part of The Brewers of Europe, which was founded in 1958 and today counts 29 national brewers’ associations as members, plus Norway and Switzerland, representing over 10,000 European breweries.

Management Committee
Sofoklis Panagiotou

Co-owner of Septem Microbrewery and Elixi Microbrewery in Evia

Alexandros Daniilidis

Managing Director of ATHENIAN BREWERY SA

Iakovos Amygdalos

Co-owner of Chios Brewery in Chios

Pantelis Kougios

Member of the Board of Directors of the VAP P. KOUGIOS Brewery in Rhodes

Georgios Vagias

Member of the Board of Directors -A’ Vice president of ATHENIAN BREWERY SA

Henrik Friis-Fredvig

Managing Director of OLYMPIC BREWERY SA

Georgios Denedios

Legal Counsel of OLYMPIC BREWERY SA

Georgios Petrou

Managing Director of Pineios Brewery in Larissa

All about beer

Beer is the oldest drink in the world and the most popular in consumption worldwide! Beer is a natural product made from the fermentation of barley malt and other grains and can be part of a balanced lifestyle, while also being an ideal accompaniment to our outings.

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