Drop in Beer Sales, Good News?

Roger Protz in today's Guardian reports on 'plummeting pint sales' for the major brewers. Given reports of local pubs closing at the rate of one a week, you'd think this was bad news.

However, as Roger points out, it is the sales of 'mass-marketed beers' that are falling. Sales of real ale, particularly those from the smaller 'micro' breweries, are on the increase.

Leicestershire is well served by smaller breweries including, among others:

Nearby, we have:

Let's hope they continue to thrive!

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