The German Brewers’ Association – A strong voice for German brewers since 1871

There are more than 1,500 breweries in Germany. We have them to thank for the great diversity of German beer culture and our outstanding reputation as a brewing nation. The Deutsche Brauer-Bund or German Brewers' Association has been a reliable voice for German brewers since 1871 and serves as a representative for all the country's brewers and breweries.

Who We Are

The German Brewers' Association comprises member organizations as well as direct members. Member organizations consist of regional organizations and professional organizations from the brewing industry. Direct members are companies and conglomerates from the brewing industry with at least 3.5 million hectoliters of annual production.

Currently, 12 members belong to the German Brewers' Association, and of those, five are regional organizations or societies; one is a professional organization, and six are companies who are direct members.

Breweries of every size belong to these member organizations, whose interests the German Brewers' Organization independently represents, regardless of their size or the type of enterprise.

What We Do

More than 1,350 breweries in Germany stand for competence in all things beer. The country boasts a unique and storied brewing tradition covering many centuries and a uniquely diverse palette of beers. German beer brands and the diversity they represent are world-renowned. Not only have Germany's technical and technological proficiency, excellence, and highest quality standards left an indelible mark on the world's brewing industry, but also the passion of its brewers for the beers they produce.

These demands on quality and excellence have been adopted by the German Brewers' Association since it was founded in 1871. Not only in Germany but the rest of the world, the German Brewers' Association serves as an unwavering advocate for the brewing industry in government, society and business. The Association represents the interests of all German brewers and diligently strives to uphold optimal conditions for the industry, on both the national and international stage.

The role of the German Brewers' Association is to maintain the good reputation German brewers enjoy both at home and abroad, and to promote and preserve the Reinheitsgebot (German purity law for beer).