Spain leads Europe with 1,600% growth of craft beer industry

Spaniards taking to hipster tipples as sales surge

LAST UPDATED: 21 Feb, 2016 @ 20:07
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NO longer are microbreweries exclusively for hipsters with beards and tattoos.

In Spain, craft beer is growing faster than anywhere else in Europe, with the industry employing around 257,000 people according to the Spanish agency for food and safety.

PUB CRAWL: Spain's microbreweries
PUB CRAWL: Spain’s microbreweries

Gourmet beer is going mainstream with the number of companies in Spain increasing by 1,600% between 2008 and 2015, from 21 microbreweries to 361.

Local manufacturers using traditional methods to make their ale

Catalunya has the highest concentration of the breweries.

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