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Experts gather for Beeronomics conference in York
9:01am Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
EXPERTS from around the world gathered in York as a conference on the economics of beer began in the city.
Beeronomics is being held in the UK for the first time, at the University of York, following successful events in Leuven in Belgium in 2009 and Munich in 2011.
The event has been organised by Dr Ignazio Cabras, an academic at York who has conducted pioneering research into the social and economic importance of pubs to local communities, particularly in rural areas.
Dr Cabras told delegates at yesterday’s opening session that beer-related industries supported 92,000 jobs in Yorkshire and Humberside, with a total wage bill of £1.1 billion and he praised those researching in greater depth the economics of beer, pubs and brewing.
Supporters and sponsors of the event include Pocklington-based Brass Castle Brewery, which produced the conference beer for delegates – a beer called Wallop, in the style of a traditional Yorkshire Stingo but aged in sherry casks, and with an ABV of 7.7 per cent.
The conference continues today with a social reception at the Mansion House.
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