The rise of French craft beers

Every edition we assess an aspect of the French zeitgeist. This month: what’s brewing in France’s beer scene, by Jane Hanks

Beer will probably never replace wine as the number one preferred alcoholic beverage in France, but there is no doubt that there is an increasing interest in a drink which has seen an explosion in the number of different varieties on offer and the number of new breweries in recent years.

You can now buy walnut, cherry or rosé beers, shop from a growing number of caves à bières instead of caves à vin, drink in bars à bière, opt for one of the increasing number of non-alcoholic beers if you are driving, ...

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