25-year pub crawl? Surge in beer production means it would take that long to sample all 5,500 UK ales

Almost 100 new breweries have opened across the UK in the past year, with a ‘staggering’ 5,500 beers now in regular production, a report has found.

The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) said there were now 840 breweries following a surge in beer production.

It estimated it would take ale lovers – having a pint every day – 25 years to sample each and every one.

 
 
 
Roger Protz, editor of Camra’s Good Beer Guide, said: ‘The choice and diversity of beer in Britain is staggering and, in reality, if one hardy soul was to attempt the challenge of sampling every beer produced in Britain, including seasonal offerings, you’re going to be looking at an estimated 25-year stretch.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2037591/25-year-pub-crawl-Ale-experts-say-surge-beer-production-means-5-500-different-pints-market.html#ixzz1Y3ZdM4b6

by The Punjapit Alliance

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