Saturday, 1 August 2009

Experts say cask beer ready to return to growth

Real ale only sign of sunshine
in the gloomy UK beer market

Beer statistical company AC Nielsen says in its latest Cask Ale Report that cask volumes in Britain were down by 3.3% year-on-year in 2008 but this compared to total beer sales down by 9.5%. Nielsen says cask ale now has 13.5% of the draught beer market and also accounts for 34.5% of all ale in pubs.
The report adds that 40% of pubs now stock cask beer. Nielsen adds that some regional and craft brewers are reporting a sales of growth of 20% for cask beer. The report concludes that by 2010 the cask ale sector could be back in growth.


Blogger Johnny Norfolk said...

Thats good news. we now have quite a few local brewers in Norfolk. If you see any from the Beeston Brewey try it. the hand pulled is better than the bottled in my opinion.In my local pub in Colkirk the Landlord tells me his best selling drink on tap is Aspalls dry cyder . it is the lager it is replacing.

1 August 2009 at 23:26  

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