Beer Brewing is one of Britains most established crafts, and is massively on the rise in 2017 - with over 1,700 breweries now in the UK! Great brewers have helped soldiers win wars, have created entire working communities and have inspired generations to keep developing new combinations and flavours.
With entrepreneurial microbreweries and craft beer venues popping up across the country, competition for more established breweries has never been higher! Below are five of our favourite brewing companies succeeding in 2017, that you need to be following on Twitter;
Wychwood - Hobgoblin | 6,755 Tweets | 15.7k Followers@HOBGOBLIN_BEER
"Afraid you might taste something?!" - Wychwood Brewery based in Oxfordshire are famous for fantasy myths and legends-style artwork, and their flagship 'Hobgoblin' beer which is the 3rd best selling bottled ale in the UK. Their Twitter account does well to continue this branding as-well-as promote events & causes they're involved with.
Hall & Woodhouse - Badger Ales | 3,488 Tweets | 8,758 Followers
"Award-winning beers brewed in the heart of Dorset since 1777 by an independent family brewer Hall & Woodhouse." - With a long history, Hall & Woodhouse are one of the UK's most established breweries, under the 'Badger' brand. Whilst known for superb flagship beers like 'Tangle Foot' and 'Fursty Ferret', they are also innovators and always ahead of trends in the industry. Stretching across the country, H&W have over 200 UK pub venues and a modern brewery in Blandford, Dorset.
St Austell Brewery | 11.8k Tweets | 25.4k Followers
"Cornwall's independent regional family brewer. We run 170 lovely pubs, brew award-winning beer and serve 3,000 free trade businesses" - St Austell dominate pub venues across the UK's West Country, appearing in 179 hotels & inns. Flagship ales include 'Proper Job' a 4.5% India pale and the multi-award winning 'Tribute' a 4.2% pale ale. Their social media focuses on promoting real world goings-on with their ales and pubs.
Marston's | 3,405 Tweets | 5,706 Followers
"Proud Burton brewers creating great beers and experimenting with flavours" - Marston's PLC has been running pub venues and brewing beer for well over 180 years, and own a huge portion of all pubs across the UK. They are behind many leading brands including 'Marston's', 'Ringwood Brewery' and 'Banks's Beer', producing over 60 of the top ales in the country today! They have various Twitter accounts but we're highlighting the core Marston's brewery page.
Brewhouse & Kitchen | 991 Tweets | 1,283 Followers
"Having dinner with friends, or learning how to brew beer on our legendary Brewery ‘Experience Days’, we want you to have a great experience." - Breweries come in all shapes and sizes, from the commercial giants to small independents. Brewhouse & Kitchen have taken the microbrewery idea one step further by incorporating brewing into their actual venues. With 17 pubs across the country, the variety of brews is massive and always being refreshed! They also stock fantastic local beers from across the country, the perfect venue for any craft beer fan!
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