Start tomorrow – Monday July 1 – the discount for handmade beers thanks to a 40% reduction in excise duties on micro brewery productions that increase the sales of Made in Italy. Coldiretti recalled it in relation to the entry into force of the Decree included in the Budget Law of 2019, which provides for a reduction of the tax burden for those that produce up to 10 thousand hectoliters per year.
90% of the micro-services will benefit from the subsidy, according to an analysis of the same association of category of direct farmers. An advantage that translates into a support for the consumption of a beverage that is growing successfully with the multiplication of business initiatives: 862 breweries, agricultural and craft, an increase of 330% in the last ten years. The result is driven by the increase in consumption, which reached 33.6 liters, the highest in history, with an increase of 14.3% in the last ten years.
The increase in Italian beer consumption is also favored by a significant diversification Of the offer, in particular, of craft products: from hemp beer to apricot artichoke, from gluten-free beer to the Carnaroli del Piemonte rice to squash, going through this with Sicilian oranges with bergamot skin , to give some examples. With the start of the summer of 2019, Coldiretti promoted the creation of the Consortium to protect handmade beer made in Italy that guarantees the origin of raw materials, from hops to barley. In fact, the boom of Italian artisanal beers has driven barley seed, which has increased by 3% this year for a total of 267,868 hectares.