Breweries in East Midlands increased by quarter

The number of breweries in the East Midlands has increased by almost a quarter in the last year.

More breweries in the East Midlands last year Credit: Johnny Green/PA Wire

The Good Beer Guide says twenty three new ones have opened, taking the total to 133.

It is despite a report by the British Beer and Pub Association of declining beer sales in the first half of this year.

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Increase in Midlands breweries

The number of breweries in the East Midlands has increased by almost a quarter in the last year, in the West Midlands it increased by more than a fifth.