This chapter explores and examines the evolution of micro-breweries and craft brewing in the UK. Using data gathered from different sources, the author describes and discusses the evolution of the British brewing industry in the past two centuries, focusing on the impressive increase in the number of small breweries occurred in the UK since the start of 2000s. In particular, the author considers the impact of new breweries on expanding the range and variety of beers available for customers, and the role of these businesses within local economies and communities. Findings of the analysis are elaborated with regard to possible future directions for the British brewing industry, addressing opportunities and challenges for micro- and small craft breweries operating in the country.
|Title of host publication||Economic Perspectives on Craft Beer|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Revolution in the Global Beer Industry|
|Editors||Christian Garavaglia, Johan Swinnen|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Jan 2018|