Trade association the Brewers of Europe has reappointed its chairman.

The body said earlier this week that Alberto da Ponte, the president of Portugal's Associação Portuguesa dos Produtores de Cerveja (APCV), will continue in the role until 2012.

Da Ponte assumed the position back in 2008.

Founded in 1958, the Brewers of Europe represents around 4,000 brewers in the continent. It promotes the interests of brewers and advises the EU institutions and international organisations on aspects of policy and legislation affecting the brewing sector.