Beer styles in regular production with SIBA member brewers in the United Kingdom in 2016
(as percentage of members brewing)
Beer styles produced by independent brewers in the United Kingdom 2016
This statistic shows the styles of beer in regular production by independent brewers (who are a member of the Society of Independent Brewers Association) in the United Kingdom in 2016. Pale golden bitter / golden ale was the most popular style brewed with 87.6 percent of independent brewers regularly producing it. This was followed by stout / porter at 80.3 percent and strong bitter / IPA at 77.3 percent.
Beer styles in regular production with SIBA member brewers in the United Kingdom in 2016
(as percentage of members brewing)
Share of brewers regularly producing
Pale golden bitter / golden ale87.6%
Stout / porter80.2%
Strong bitter / IPA77.3%
Traditional brown / copper / amber bitter69.9%
Bottle-conditional beer39.2%
Speciality-ingredient beer38.1%
Special hop beer (eg. single variety, green)36.6%
Craft keg beer35.4%
Traditional mild33.6%
Lager-style beer28.3%
Strong mild / old ale23.9%
Strong ale / barley wine20.6%
Local ingredients beer18.6%
Foreign-style ale18.3%
Unfined cask beer18%
Themed series of beers18%
Wheat beer17.4%
Super-premium bottled beer14.2%
Gluten-free beer4.4%
Low alcohol beer (below 2.8 percent)2.9%
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Source

Release date

March 2017

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

January to December 2016

Supplementary notes

SIBA = Society of Independent Brewers
Exact publication date unknown

Beer styles produced by independent brewers in the United Kingdom 2016
This statistic shows the styles of beer in regular production by independent brewers (who are a member of the Society of Independent Brewers Association) in the United Kingdom in 2016. Pale golden bitter / golden ale was the most popular style brewed with 87.6 percent of independent brewers regularly producing it. This was followed by stout / porter at 80.3 percent and strong bitter / IPA at 77.3 percent.
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