Marston's Brewery in Burton-on-Trent will open its new £7.4 million bottling facility today creating more jobs in the region.
One in four premium bottled ales in the UK is brewed and bottled by the company.
Overall beer sales rose by 0.8% in the last quarter - 15.3 million extra pints on the same period in 2012.
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A cloudy night across the region with sporadic showers throughout the evening and night.
Cloud thickening with outbreaks of rain becoming more persistent with brisk breezes blowing across the region.
A man has received a death threat which was addressed to his neighbour after he left a letter on an ambulance that had blocked his drive.