Leeds bar Around The World in 80 Beers can reveal that people who enjoy a bottle of beer in Leeds are now venturing further afield from their usual country of choice.

The people of Leeds have revealed that when it comes to their favourite summer tipple, Asian beers come out on top.

With a definite emphasis on Far-Eastern beers from China, Thailand, and even Singapore, this trend is twinned with the changing holiday habits of Brits.

Based on the bar’s sales figures, this summer’s most popular world beers are listed below:

* Lucky Buddha – China

* Singha – Thailand

* Tiger – Singapore

As well as these beers, sales of more unusual foreign imports have increased dramatically over the summer period, such as the Estonian Viru (by 90%) and the Sri Lankan Lion Lager (by 50%).

With so-called ‘world beers’ soaring in popularity and imports on the rise in the UK, there has also surprisingly been an increase in exports of European beers in Asia.

The bar has also recently signed a deal to serve the refreshing Damm Lemon on draught, making it the only place outside of London and Cornwall where you can buy the up-and-coming drink.

The news comes with a report from the Campaign for Real Ale who found that more than 200 breweries have opened in the past year, the highest number since the 1930’s.

Peter Robinson, Operations Director at Around the World in 80 Beers, said: “We’ve seen the taste buds of our customers change over the past 5 years that we’ve been open.”

“There’s been the rise of micro-breweries, a huge increase in beer sales nationally, and a dramatic rise in bars popping up across the city.”

“These summer beers are indicative of a change in not only the people of Leeds’ drinking habits, but also their changing holiday habits as people try different beers on their travels.”

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