Ten million ! Impressive, this number represents the gallons of beer destroyed by the brewers French in the wake of the health crisis we are facing, because these can be consumed in time. A disappointment of the brutal and overwhelming for many brewers, often young and with little experience, who have lived a short period in which the development of craft brewers was spectacular.
in addition, Covid forces and despite the appetizers through applications Zoom or Skype, alcohol sales have collapsed since mid-march, putting severely hurt the sector, which represents nearly 130,000 jobs to a total turnover of 15.5 billion euros.
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in Order to support it and, more widely, to discover the many various breweries located in all regions, their secrets, and their know-how, Brasseurs de France (the professional union of French brasserie launches a new website. Baptized bière-tourisme.fr, it identifies by region the different breweries that are open to the public, their contact details, their opening hours, animations, tastings and workshops offered in the framework of the visits.
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did you know : In just ten years, the number of breweries in France has been multiplied by four to reach the figure of 1 200 to 4 000 tags and 10 000 references. A small revolution due to the arrival of microbreweries and small craft producing locally a few thousand hectolitres of beer.
practical Information : Brasseurs de France, 9 boulevard Malesherbes, 75008 Paris. Tel. : 01 42 66 29 27. More information on its website.
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