Frequency of drinking microbrewery / craft beer in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017
Rate of sales
Compared to other beer types, standard lager had the highest rate of sales per outlet in 2016/2017, amounting to 963 GBP per week. The sales rate of craft beer was 406 GBP, only ahead of premium ale. This amounted to 102 pints per week sold per outlet.
Number of microbreweries increasing
As the craft beer revolution continues, the number of microbreweries in the UK has risen significantly. In 2011 there were 898 active microbreweries across the nation and by 2016 the number had increased to over 2,000 for the first time. 2017 saw yet further growth, with the number rising to 2,378. Throughout Europe the UK is by far the leading nation in terms of the number of active microbreweries, with the second highest ranked country having less than half of the UK’s total.