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German craft brewer's opinions on Franconian beer scene
Posted by Mike on 2018-05-27 07:12:00
According to statistics from the Brewers of Europe, German brewers produce about 95,000,000 liters of beer,  breweries which makes it the European country with more beer production than anywhere else. The UK, which, is number two, produces almost 44,000,000 liters which is less than half of what Germany produces. Germany is also number one in Europe in beer consumption: over 85,000,000 liters. In 2010, it was almost 88,000,000 liters. However, a similar decline can be seen in the UK.

In Bavaria, in 1880, when industrial brewing started gaining a foothold, 210.7 liter of beer was drunk by Bavarians per year. Somewhat ironically, beer consumption increased over the next 14 years to 237.6 liters in 1914. Then came the wars.  In 1960, beer consumption was presumably still affected by the war as it was only about 95 liters per person. It reached a peak of a little over 150 liters in 1977 and then started declining again. In 2016 it reached 104 liters.

As I wrote previously, industrial brewing saw old breweries die off in the thousands. With consumption also declining, pubs closed as well.

In summary, that article posted was full of nonesense. A German brewer who apparently knows nearly nothing about beer in Germany. The figures I've posted are easy to find if you speak some German, which that brewer presumably speaks.
     German craft brewer's opinions on Franconian beer scene by TomM on  2018-05-27 08:23:35
       German craft brewer's opinions on Franconian beer scene by Nick Cowley on  2018-05-28 00:45:05
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