The Top Brewing Trends In 2023

After attending the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America in Nashville, here are the top 5 brewing trends for 2023.

The Top Brewing Trends In 2023

After attending the amazing and inspiring Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America in Nashville, Tennessee, it's clear to see that brewing has come a long way. As we stride into the future, we're witnessing some exciting new trends in the world of beer, and brewing. So, let's dive in and explore the top five brewing trends of 2023 that are guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds and quench your thirst for innovation.

1. The Rise of Sustainable Brewing. In 2023, environmental consciousness has found its way into breweries worldwide. Craft beer enthusiasts are demanding sustainable brewing practices, and the industry as whole is responding. From sourcing local, organic ingredients to reducing water consumption and implementing renewable energy solutions, brewers are going green. Moreover, biodegradable packaging and innovative recycling programs are becoming the norm. So, as you sip that IPA or porter, you can feel good knowing that your favourite brewery is doing its part for the planet.

2. Experimental Flavours Are Widely Accepted.  In the realm of brewing, creativity knows no bounds. 2023 has witnessed a surge in experimental flavours that push the boundaries of traditional beer styles. Brewers are concocting unique blends by infusing fruits, spices, and even herbs into their brews. Imagine sipping on a hibiscus-infused wheat beer or a blueberry-lime IPA. These bold flavour and scent combinations offer a delightful twist on classic favourites and are sure to keep your taste buds guessing.

3. Low and No Alcohol Options Good news for those seeking a healthier lifestyle or just a night off the booze! 2023 has seen an explosion in low and no alcohol beer options. Brewers have recognized the growing demand for lighter alternatives that don't compromise on taste. They are crafting brews with reduced alcohol content while maintaining the aromas and complexities that make beer so enjoyable. So, whether you're the designated driver or simply looking to cut back on alcohol, you can still relish a refreshing brew without the buzz.

4. Collaborative Breweries. A highlight of BrewExpo America was seeing that in a world that thrives on connections, breweries are taking the collaborative spirit to heart. 2023 has witnessed an increasing number of collaborative efforts between breweries, resulting in unique and exciting new offerings. These partnerships bring together the expertise and creativity of multiple brewers, resulting in a fusion of styles, techniques, and flavours. So, keep an eye out for limited-edition releases that are the result of brewers joining forces to push the boundaries of their craft.

5. Beer Tourism on the Rise. Move over, wine tours—beer tourism is taking off in many countries round the globe. Beer lovers are flocking to destinations known for their vibrant brewing scenes. From traditional brewing regions in Europe to up-and-coming craft beer hubs from New Zealand to South Africa, breweries are becoming tourist attractions in their own right. Brewery tours, beer festivals, and immersive experiences allow enthusiasts to explore the brewing process, learn about different beer styles, and, of course, sample a variety of brews. So, pack your bags, hop on a plane, and embark on a beercation to discover the world, one pint at a time.

As we raise our glasses to the top brewing trends of 2023, it's clear that the world of beer is a dynamic and ever-evolving landscape. At Ezi-action Drum Pumps we're proud to be a part of this vibrant industry and supplying many bold and creative brewers in a range of countries.