Following a two-year absence, Warsaw’s Beer Festival has returned and, in the process, underscored the resilience of the country’s burgeoning craft sector.
Firmly ensconced in second place, figures also show a consistent rise in the production of low- and non-alcoholic beers.
The average Pole over the age of 15 now drinks 272 half-litre cans of beer per year, according to a new report on the rise of beer consumption in Poland compiled by the Jagiellonian Institute.
The Polish prime has taken to social media to urge drivers to think twice before getting behind the wheel under the influence.
The state is raking in more money from spirit sales due to an increase in excise tax, according to the newspaper Rzeczpospolita.
Studies found that Poles spent 3.5 billion PLN on wine and recorded its highest ever number of officially registered vineyards, totalling just shy of 300; a ten-fold increase in a decade.
The Global Compass 2020 report published by Wine Intelligence says that growing wages, a stronger currency and an improved labour market are some of the factors behind the country being upgraded from an Emerging to a Growth wine market.
Alcohol seized by the authorities will be turned into disinfectant to help keep buildings virus free.