Craft beer boom continues as figures reveal 430 new breweries opened in 2017
Beer we go: 430 new craft breweries opened in the UK in 2017
The craft beer boom shows no signs of slowing down after 430 new breweries opened in the UK in 2017, the latest figures from HMRC reveal.
This has accelerated more than 300 per cent from around 2009/10, when openings ran at just over 100 each year.
But accountants UHY Hacker Young said there was a worry the industry is too reliant on crowdfunding and handing shares to early investors to fund expansion.
Craft beers have seen a 90 per cent rise in sales in the past year.