Beer has been a popular drink for hundreds and hundreds of years and as the demand has always been there, so have the breweries who make and supply the beer directly to individuals and to the pubs and restaurants they frequent. Some people might expect the number of NEW breweries opening to lessen through the years, with the most well-known beers in the world already having their place but that is not the case. The number of new breweries opening throughout the UK is growing, in fact there are now well over 2000 and this is still increasing.
Is there a reason for this you might be wondering? There is and it lies with the fault of craft beer, a phenomenon that’s took over the beer world in recent years. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have heard of craft beer especially the more modern ones. Craft beer and the popularity of it is that is seeing the number of breweries go through the roof. A craft beer is defined as a small and independent beer. Often with quirky packaging and a distinct taste, it’s clear to see why these types of beers and popular with the UK and beyond.
You might be wondering what this means for the future of breweries and the answer is, if people keep buying new and diverse beers, these brewing houses are going to stick around for some time to come. While the classics might stay, the world of beer is changing and that means more breweries catering for the more millennium kind of drinker. Craft beer is unlikely to be just a trend that dies out soon because the beers taste good and there is no reason why the sales of these drinks would stop.
Next time you are at the local pub or supermarket, be open and adventurous when it comes to what beer you choose. You likely have your favorites of course but there are SUCH a wide range of beers to choose from. Make it your mission to try at least 1 new beer during every trip and make it a craft beer so that you can see for yourself why they are so popular in 2018.