Swedish brewer Kopparbergs Bryggeri has seen profits rise during the second quarter of the year.

The brewer, renowned at home and abroad for its stable of sweet ciders, posted operating profit of SEK17.1m (US$2.3m) during the three-month period, up from SEK13.2m in the corresponding period last year. Sales reached SEK234.8m, up from SEK206.9m last year.

Kopparbergs produces a range of beer and ciders at a brewery in the Swedish town of Bergslagen, as well as subsidiaries in the UK and Spain.