Two breweries in North Tyneside have made it into a top beer guide.
The Good Beer Guide 2016, published by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), features seven new breweries for the north east.
And among those included in the guide are Shiremoor-based Almasty and Two by Two, in Wallsend.
The annual guide also gives details of the various beers brewed in the region.
The book’s editor Roger Protz said: “British brewing has never been in better health, with a third consecutive year of over ten per cent growth and more different beers being brewed than ever before.
“The range of beers available to beer drinkers now is colossal and we’re seeing real competition between pubs who want to serve the best selection of real ales, making the Good Beer Guide 2016 an indispensible book for those looking for the best pubs.”
The guide also features 184 pubs in the north east, with an additional 45 added to the list this year.
Mr Protz added: “The Good Beer Guide 2016 is the only comprehensive and totally independent pub guide in the UK. Pubs are selected on their merit.”
“CAMRA, as a not-for-profit organisation, are very proud of highlighting pubs chosen by local CAMRA branches across the UK.
“It is that local knowledge which ensures the pubs listed in the guide are genuinely the best you’ll find in the area.”