British beer beats salmon, cheese as main export in last fiscal

- Xinhua, LONDON

Sep 17, 2017-

A billion pints of British beer were shipped around the world in 2016, giving the economy a $815 million boost, George Eustice, minister of state for agriculture, fisheries and food said on Friday. Eustice said the British beer revolution shows no sign of slowing, with more than 500 breweries opened across Britain in the last year to meet the growing global demand for a British pint. The minister said there have been shipments of beer to a record 121 countries and regions, including brewing powerhouses Australia and Germany. A further 2,000 new beer brands, including Sheffield’s first craft lager and Arkell’s first flavoured beer range, have also been launched—the highest figures of new beer on the market for over a decade. To build on the momentum, the British government is connecting some of the country’s best craft beers with buyers from across the United States and Europe, to put Britain’s national drink in the global spotlight and helping boost the bottles of British beer on shop shelves around the world. 

 

Published: 17-09-2017 10:06

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