Germany now drinks two thirds of what it did in the 1970s. But expanding microbreweries and new attitudes shows it’s never been a better time to be a beer drinker in Germany.
The only thing more German than beer? Statistics about beer. The Federal Statistical Office of Germany has just released its annual beer statistics, tracking beer consumption, brewery openings and even the amount of beer paid out to brewery staff.
The stats shed light on changing trends and consumption habits of Germany’s favourite tipple.
As we wrote back in 2017, Germans have been gradually consuming less and less of the amber fluid. From 150 litres per person per year in the 1970s, this amount is now under 100.