According to data by Eurostat to coincide with international beer day, Germany is the biggest producer of the much-loved beverage, with production hitting 8.3 billion litres in 2018, figures that represent 21% of the beer market in the EU.

The UK was the second-biggest producer 4.5 billion litres of beer brewed over the course of the year. Britain was followed by Poland's 4.0 billion litres, 3.9 billion litres from Spain,  and 2.4 billion litres each from the Netherlands and Belgium.

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