There's been a rise in the number of breweries in our region according to The Campaign for Real Ale.
Five breweries have opened in Norfolk in the past year and campaigners say it gives drinkers more choice, with a greater variety of locally-produced brews.
In total, 18 new breweries have opened in the last 12 months in the region, bringing the total number of breweries in East Anglia to 119.
New East Anglia breweries which feature in the 2014 Good Beer Guide:
- Bexar County Brewery Ltd in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
- Crafty Beers in Great Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire
- Mile Tree Brewery Ltd in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
- Bishop's Stortford Brewery Ltd in Henham, Essex
- Brightlingsea Beer Co in Brightlingsea, Essex
- Dominion Brewery Co Ltd in Moreton, Essex
- Round Tower Brewery in Chelmsford, Essex
- 3 Brewers in Hatfield, Hertfordshire
- Broxbourne Brewery in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
- Pope's Yard Brewery in Watford, Hertfordshire
- Private Brewery of Bob in St Albans, Hertfordshire
- That Little Brewery in St Albans, Hertfordshire
- Jo C's Norfolk Ale in West Barsham, Norfolk
- Lacons Brewery (JV Trading) in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
- Poppyland Beer in Cromer, Norfolk
- Stumptail Brewery in Great Dunham, Norfolk
- Two Rivers Brewery in Downham Market, Norfolk
- Shortts Farm Brewery in Thorndon, Suffolk
Editor of the Good Beer Guide, Roger Protz says there has been a boom in microbrewing over the last 12 months.
– Roger Protz, Good Beer Guide
"There has been phenomenal growth in the number of breweries producing real ale across the UK, which is fantastic news for drinkers as this creates more choice and more opportunity to buy locally produced beers." **