The “Jean De Clerck Chair” was founded in 1983 by the Royal Association of Alumni of the Brewing Schools of the catholic University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve and Leuven) to stimulate a permanent education focused on recent scientific and technical developments in brewing and allied industries.

Since then, every 4 years or so, UCLouvain hosts the chair, choosing, for every edition, a new paradoxe of the brewing field. 

Click to discover our last 4 edition's paradoxes.

- Chair de Clerck 2000

Chair de Clerck 2004

Chair de Clerck 2008

Chair de Clerck 2012

The subject of the 2018 “Jean De Clerck Chair XVI” was “The craft beer paradox in a world of giants: similar challenges for beans to bar and winemakers”. This chair's program and speakers are detailed in the following pages.

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