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British craft beer boom stalls as big drinks companies muscle in

Eight new breweries open in past year, down from 390 the year before

The UK’s craft beer boom has stalled in the past year, with eight new breweries opening compared with 390 in the previous 12 months.

As global drinks companies have muscled in on the craft brewing sector, buying up several of the most successful “artisan” brands, the growth in the total number of breweries was the slowest in five years.

A report revealed on Monday that there were 2,274 breweries at the end of 2018, up from 1,352 in 2013.

Five years ago the sector was still in its “gold rush” stage, which made it easier for new brewers to start up and quickly gain market share, according to the research from the national accountancy group UHY Hacker Young.

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