The work of the Association is controlled by the Management Committee.
Head Office assumes a coordinating role and is responsible for all Membership matters, including the publication of the Annual Directory; financial control; organising national events; inward and outward missions, conferences and exhibitions, both home and overseas and liaison with other associated bodies.
All UK Members are affiliated to one of six Sections and take part in the affairs of the Association through their Section Committees.. Many national companies prefer to have one or more Associate Members representing them in all regions, thus providing national coverage in trade and social events. Companies which primarily operate in countries other than the UK are affiliated to the International Section, which cooperates closely with the International Trade Committee. Its members have full access to Section events.
During the year,, Sections organise social and professional functions, and sporting fixtures.
The National Annual Luncheon held at Guildhall in the City of London, viewed by Members and brewers alike as The Event of the year within the brewing calendar, is organised by the Marketing Committee.