Yesterday we looked at what style of beer was most commonly brewed by Swedish micro breweries. However the results where a bit hard to interpret due to some breweries brewing several beers in the same style. So I’ve made a table of how many breweries that brew each style not taking into account how many they brew of each style.
|Nr. Who brew the style|
|Style||Quantity||% of total|
|English Pale Ale||17||62,96%|
|English Strong Ale||14||51,85%|
|American Pale Ale||11||40,74%|
|Golden Ale/Blond Ale||8||29,63%|
|Belgian Strong Ale||5||18,52%|
|Belgian White (Witbier)||4||14,81%|
|Classic German Pilsener||2||7,41%|
|American Strong Ale||1||3,70%|
|Lambic – Fruit||1||3,70%|
IPA is still on top and being brewed by 17 of the total 27 micro breweries. It’s also noticable that English Pale Ale is just as common. However as we saw in yesterdays table it isn’t a style that is brewed in several different varieties. Premium Lager and Porter are both very popular as they also where when we looked at the total amount of beer.
I have put a couple of beers in bold as those where some of the styles I have felt that we lack in from Swedish Micro Brewers. I’m surprised to see that a total of 7 breweries brew a German Hefe-Weizen. Same with Imperial/Double IPA and Barley Wine that are both brewed by 5 out of 27 breweries. The other styles are less common.
You might wonder why there are no styles that are brewed by all the breweries. It can mostly be explained by the fact that some breweries haven’t brewed that many beers yet or haven’t had them registered at Ratebeer. I will present some statistics from the breweries point of view tomorrow.