Eighteen new breweries have opened in the West Midlands in the last year, the Good Beer Guide said.
The number of breweries have increased by more than a fifth, despite reports of declining beer sales in the first half of 2013 by the British Beer and Pub Association.
More top news
He was told they could infringe the rights of the people filmed.
Alison Mackenzie talks Stoke by-election, NHS crisis and Theresa May's Brexit speech with local politicians.
Paul Nuttall says they will come 'very close' in the by-election where they plan to run Ukip's 'most professional' campaign ever.