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Number of craft breweries in leading countries in Europe 2017

Number of craft breweries in leading countries in Europe in 2017

by Nils-Gerrit Wunsch, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Number of craft breweries in leading countries in Europe 2017 The biggest European craft beer market is the United Kingdom. In 2017, the number of breweries that operated in the country was 1,655. The more populous Germany had around 1300 operating breweries in comparison. The craft beer trend has established itself firmly in both markets. It has gripped both countries and Italy much more than in France. Italy is also one of the biggest export markets for Craft Beer from the UK.
Craft Beer

The craft beer website of the Brewers Association of the U.S. defines craft beer as a beer that has a small production volume of 6 million barrels or less and is made by a company which is at most 25 percent owned by an alcohol producer that is a non-craft brewer. That idea craft beer is brewed in small batches is a perception that is commonly found among adults in Britain.

Consumer adaption

Roughly 40 percent of British consumers had tried a craft beer by 2017. But the reception has been positive on the entire European market. In 2016, total consumption in Europe amounted to approximately 1.4 billion liters. Irish craft beer production has almost quadrupled from 2013 to 2016. The entire market in Europe was worth 6.4 billion in 2016 and more growth is expected.
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Number of craft breweries in leading countries in Europe in 2017

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