Paris Beer Club
Bières et Papilles is a non-profit organization created in 2010 by a handful of beer enthusiasts with a mission: to help develop the craft beer scene and to share its gastronomical and cultural impact. The association was a precursor to the renewal of the Parisian craft brewing movement, notably by organizing “Soirées Maltées” (Malty Evenings) several times a year: gatherings of about a dozen brewers, selected for the quality and originality of their products, allowing people to discover the beers and meet the brewers. Since 2013, the association has accepted the responsibility of organizing the Paris Beer Week. This ambitious project breathed new life into the association, and has sparked a lot of enthusiasm from the ever-growing community of craft beer lovers. In 2017 Bières & Papilles started the Paris Beer Club to unite this community and to dynamize new projects.
Since 2015, the association has been governed by an Administrative Council, which structures the organization of the festival, and is composed of 13 elected members, each with a post allowing for the representation of the diversity of the members of the craft beer scene of Île-de-France. The Administrative Council is composed of:
- 3 cabinet members (President, Secretary, Treasurer)
- 5 trade representatives (one each for Bars, Beer shops, Brewers, Distributors, and Associations/Collectives)
- 5 group leaders (Grand Finale, Communication, Social Networking, Press, Home Brewing Contest)