European beer microbreweries by country 2018

This statistic displays the number of microbreweries of beer in Europe in 2018, broken down by country. In that year, the United Kingdom had the highest number of beer microbreweries in Europe, followed by France.

Number of active beer microbreweries in Europe in 2018, by country

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Release date

December 2019



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Supplementary notes

* From the source glossary: "Microbrewery: A brewery with yearly production up to 1,000 hectoliters."

The source adds the following information:
"Spanish data cover all microbreweries irrespective their volume of production
UK data cover all breweries with a production up to 60,000 HL per year and which receive “small brewer relief” in the UK
Romania data cover all microbreweries irrespective of their volume of production"

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