Today SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, publishes the British Craft Beer Report 2019, a ground-breaking new report providing insight into the industry as a whole for the first time ever.
The British Craft Beer Report brings together the views and opinions from Britain’s independent craft brewers, industry insight and consumer polling to provide an authoritative report on the state of British craft beer in 2019.
“The SIBA British Craft Beer Report 2019 paints a fascinating picture of the British beer market – on the one hand you have got an increasing growth in popularity of craft beer and consumers who are better educated in what that means than ever before, but on the other you have got increased saturation and competition which has led to a slowing rate of growth in brewery numbers.”Mike Benner, SIBA Chief Executive.
The report shows that British independent brewers are brewing more beer than they were a year ago, a moderate 0.8% increase continuing the growth experienced in previous years. There is little doubt that the growth in British craft beer has helped boost the overall beer market which saw growth of 2.6% in 2018, the biggest increase for 45 years.
“The independent craft beer brewers in the UK produce the beers that consumers want to drink, and whilst there is increasing pressure and competition, the biggest barrier for brewers is securing access to market – getting their beers into the hands of the people who want to drink them. Beer drinkers increasingly want genuine craft beer and to them that means beer from relatively, small independent producers.
This growth in demand is particularly important for retail and hospitality businesses looking to expand their independent craft beer offering – as a quarter of consumers would be more likely visit a restaurant which has a good craft beer selection and 16% would switch where they do their grocery shopping based on how good the selection of craft beers are. These are very significant indicators which should not be ignored by retailers.” Mike added.
British Craft Beer Report Key Headline Stats
Independent craft brewers and growth
Savvy consumers are drinking less, but better
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