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“People love beer!” says beer campaigners

Small beer: why micropubs are the toast of Britain’s real ale revival

Good Beer Guide salutes the no-frills boozers squeezing into unlikely spaces that are growing in number and offering greater choice for drinkers

They have popped up in former butchers’ shops, pet grooming parlours and even undertakers – and the growth in tiny no-frills boozers across the UK, tipped to number 200 this year, is being hailed as spearheading a revival in the enjoyment of real ale.

Source: Guardian, 10th September 2015

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We’re all mad for microbeer: 200 new breweries opened last year

BEER-lovers have launched 200 new breweries in the last year to cope with demand.

The UK total now stands at more than 1,400, the highest number since the 1930s, offering a choice of 11,000 different ales.

Source: Daily Star, 10th September 2015

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Britain is going potty for real ales, it seems. Which is great news for CAMRA, the body behind this story:

The burgeoning micropub scene is helping to bring real ale to spaces where a traditional pub would not be appropriate, filling gaps on high streets and improving choice for drinkers, according to the Campaign for Real Ale’s (Camra) 2016 Good Beer Guide, published on Thursday, which also reports a 10% rise in the number of UK breweries for the third consecutive year.