In Germany we added 157 new breweries in 2018 to the Ratebeer database:
Warning: link takes a while to load. Click “Est.” twice to sort by year most recent, then scroll down and count how many you have a blue checkmark next to.
157 new in 2018, we had 116 new in 2017. So this is a big plus for this year.
Breakdown by states / Bundesländer:
Breakdown by type of brewery:
I think there are some misclassifications here because of unclarity.
I tried 77 beers from 25 new brewery entries in 2018. So approximately 16%. Better than last year.