About This Statistic
This statistic shows the leading 20 bottled ales ranked by market share in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016. The bottled ale with the highest market share in 2016 was Sharps Doom Bar at 7.1 percent, followed by Old Speckled Hen at 5.9 percent. Currently, the beer market in the United Kingdom is experiencing a process of premiumization, encouraged by an increased interest in flavors of beer and beer cultures. In combination with the rising popularity of craft beer, ale has led the movement as the most produced beer style amongst members of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA). Currently, off-trade sales of ale are eclipsed by lager and cider, although it enjoys a large and growing share of the on-trade craft beer market.