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.
With more than 2,000 breweries across the country, the public will discover the stages of the development of the beer, its raw material (water, barley, malt, hops, etc) up to its historical heritage. The brewers were obviously arranged in order to accommodate the public safely and in compliance with the gestures barriers, all of the circuits have been designed to best meet the new health standards.
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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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