Today marks International Beer Day and we're using the opportunity to showcase levels of beer production across the European Union
. Last year, EU Member States produced more than 39 billion litres of beer containing alcohol and another billion litres of beer that contained 0.5 percent alcohol or none at all.
Two-thirds of all beer produced
across the EU in 2018 came from just six Member States, according to Eurostat
. Germany had the highest levels of production of any country, churning out 8.3 billion litres or 21 percent of total EU production. That means that around one in every five beers produced in the EU in 2018 originated in Germany. The United Kingdom had the second-highest output with 4.5 billion litres, followed by Poland with 4 billion litres.