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15th January 2013


The Independent Family Brewers of Britain has received a New Year boost with news that beer brewed by its 29 members is now exported to over 65 countries worldwide.

According to statistics gathered during the recent Family Brewers’ annual members survey, beer is exported as far away as Australia, Japan and New Zealand, and to such diverse markets as Bahrain, Ghana and Qatar.

Overall, 104,224 barrels of beer were exported by Family Brewers members, with countries in all six of the world’s continents (Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and both Americas) on the receiving end of a shipment.

“We’re incredibly pleased that, despite the country’s economy going through a difficult period, we export to so many countries,” commented Family Brewers Chairman James Staughton. “Such global appeal is testament to the excellent quality of our beer.”

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Notes to editors

The Independent Family Brewers of Britain was founded in 1993 to defend the tie and currently operates over 4,100 pubs in the UK; its members include some of the most respected brewers in Britain.  The Family Brewers represent a distinct and unique sector of the UK brewing industry; owning regional breweries and pub estates, with the majority being private, family run businesses. Spanning generations, the 29 Family Brewer members’ currently employ around 37,000 people across their breweries and pubs.


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