Number of UK breweries tops 1,000
Press AssociationThe number of breweries in the UK has topped 1,000, the highest figure for more than 70 years, according to the Campaign for Real Ale.
The organisation said a record 158 new breweries had opened in the past year, the highest number recorded in the group's annual Good Beer Guide.
Camra said it was an astonishing number, with twice as many breweries in operation as a decade ago and around one brewery for every 50 pubs.
Many micro breweries have opened in recent years, but smaller ones have expanded despite a steady flow of pub closures.
Roger Protz, editor of the Good Beer Guide, said: "A double dip recession has done nothing to halt the incredible surge in the number of brewers coming on stream, making the small brewing sector surely one of the most remarkable UK industry success stories of the last decade.
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