2015 Craft Beer in Review from the Brewers Association Reveals Historic Number of Breweries in U.S.; Most Since 1800s Boulder, CO • December 2, 2015—The total number of U.S. breweries reached a record level in 2015, according to a …More
Press Releases: Industry Growth
Mid-Year Measurement Reveals Sustained Craft Brewing Industry Growth Boulder, CO • July 27, 2015—The craft brewing industry has continued a strong pace of growth in the first half of 2015, according to new mid-year data released …More
Boulder, CO • March 31, 2015—The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers—today released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based …More
Brewers Association Reports Annual Growth Figures for Small and Independent Brewers Boulder, CO • March 16, 2015—The Brewers Association (BA), the trade association representing small and independent American craft brewers, today released 2014 data on U.S. craft …More
Boulder, CO • December 9, 2014—As the year draws to a close, the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers—looked back on how craft brewers fared in 2014. “It’s remarkable to see how …More
Small and independent brewers see increase in first half of 2014 Boulder, CO • July 28, 2014—Small and independent craft brewers enjoyed continued growth in the first half of 2014, according to new mid-year data released by …More
The Brewers Association has released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume and the craft brewer definition in 2013.
Based on results from a recently-completed industry survey, craft beer export volume increased by 49 percent in 2013, representing 282,526 barrels and an estimated at $73 million.
2013 small and independent U.S. craft brewers' growth in the beer category infographic.
As a primary driver of growth in the beer industry, craft brewers saw an 18 percent rise in volume, representing a total of 15.6 million barrels, and a 20 percent increase in retail dollar value.