New figures from the British Beer and Pub Association have shown that there are now over 1,400 breweries operating in the UK. A sharp increase over the last two years has meant that there is now an average of three breweries opening up each week.
Marcus Jones, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government and Minister for Pubs, said:
“Today’s figures show Britain is back on the map as a global ‘brewing powerhouse’ with 3 breweries opening up every week.
We gave the world the I.P.A and the Great British pint has been revered ever since. This brewing boom means we are not only creating some of the world’s best beer that we all enjoy in our local pub and at home but also thousands of jobs and a multi-billion pound boost to the economy”.
The figures from the British Beer and Pub Association also now suggest that the beer and pub sector employs over 869,000 people.