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20 Best Craft Beer Shops in the UK

Remember when visiting an off-license meant navigating dusty shelves stocked with stomach ulcer-inducing boxes of wine and, always, always, walking out five quid poorer but eight Castlemaine XXXX richer? Well, things have changed.

With man’s thirst for top-quality craft beer more insatiable than ever, it’s little surprise that, all over the UK, small but mighty bottle boutiques are sprouting rapidly from our high streets. Handpicked racks of heaven-sent microbrewed beer line the walls, with suds-smart staff on hand to help you find that perfect boozy match. They’re the sweet shops for the modern adult male.

These are the twenty best craft beer bottle shops you should visit, and walk away from with bags filled with rare hoppy finds…

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