size of UK homebrew market?

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size of UK homebrew market?

Postby hejdavies » Sun May 17, 2015 09:17

Does anyone know how many UK homebrewers there are and how much beer they produce? Thanks
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Re: size of UK homebrew market?

Postby Moley » Sun May 17, 2015 09:26

That's an interesting question, it would be nice if you introduced yourself first but welcome to the forum.

So why do you ask?

Sorry, by the way, I don't know the answer.
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Re: size of UK homebrew market?

Postby ryanshelton » Sun May 17, 2015 10:05

Hi hejdavies. Unfortunately I don't have the answer either but just wanted to welcome! Going to keep an eye on this thread as I'm interested to find the answer myself.

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Re: size of UK homebrew market?

Postby bobsbeer » Sun May 17, 2015 11:30

Welcome. At a rough guess based on the membership of say Jim's forum (12,000) I would say around 10,000. I have knocked off 2000, as some will be non UK and some will have dropped out or died, and some will not be on a forum. Assuming they all brew on average 3 times per year, and on average 25lt per brew, that would be about 750,000lt or about 1.5 million pints. That is all just a guess and may well be wildly out, but a good starting point.
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Re: size of UK homebrew market?

Postby GrahamT » Sun May 17, 2015 11:49

Phil Lowry reckoned at least 15,000 homebrewers in UK (Jan 2013).

UK homebrew market apparently worth 25m per year (2014 figure) and growing 30% y/o/y.

Maybe we could extrapolate from there.

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