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Help Hop Growers Help You

In the U.S. there has never been a more dynamic period of time in the hop industry than the past 9 years. In 2010, U.S. aroma hop acreage stood at 8100, or around 26% of the …More

Brewers Association

The Value of Legislator Brewery Visits

Last week Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) visited Union Craft Brewing in Baltimore, and Representatives Crescent Hardy (R-NV) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) visited Big Dog’s Brewing in Las Vegas. They toured the production facilities, met with …More

Brewers Association

Dissecting Craft Brewer Data

So much has changed in the world of America’s small and independent craft brewers since I became the Brewers Association (BA) craft beer program director in 2007. The segment has grown exponentially as the total …More

Brewers Association

The Importance of Defining Small and Independent

American Craft Beer Week (May 16-22) is upon us. For the past 11 years, the Brewers Association Craft Beer Program has organized a national celebration dedicated to highlighting our small and independent craft brewers. Events …More

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