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Industry Review Issue

For the May/June 2018 The New Brewer, we present our annual Industry Review, recapping the statistics and highlights for the craft brewing industry in 2017. This marks our biggest-ever issue of The New Brewer, with 312 pages of industry analysis broken out by categories, brewery barrelage numbers, and 2017 brewery openings and closings. We also include photos from the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® and World Beer Cup® in Nashville, Tenn.

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May/June Features

MayJune18 Overview

Evolving in a Changing Landscape

It’s no wonder that many brewers seem to have whiplash, trying to keep track of all the changes, both internal and external, impacting the craft community.

By Paul Gatza and Bart Watson

MayJune18 Brewpubs

Brewpubs: Staying Power

Brewpubs have the wind at their backs. In 2017, 264 brewpubs opened, 64 closed, and the total in operation surpassed 2,000 for the second straight year.

By Stan Hieronymus

MayJune18 Micros

Micros: Still Driving Growth

Microbreweries are once again the primary engine in craft growth, accounting for nearly 60 percent of the category’s total growth in 2017.

By Jack Curtin

MayJune18 Regionals

Regionals: Rolling with the Punches

How do you react when your backyard is becoming ever more crowded and competitive, and you’re in danger of getting elbowed off your own turf? You adapt.

By Greg Kitsock

MayJune18 Large and Import

Large Breweries + Imports: High End Fuels Growth

Imports, craft beer, flavored malt beverages, and Michelob ULTRA are driving 100 percent of the growth in an overall flat U.S. beer industry.

By Harry Schuhmacher


Jill Redding

This issue also includes some of our usual informative departments, plus brewery-generated news about the craft brewing community in the Brewery Updates, Distribution News, and Beer Releases sections; and new products and services from the allied trade in Industry Supplier News. In our back-page interview, we highlight Betty Bollas of Fibonacci Brewing in Mount Healthy, Ohio.

Cheers, and we hope you enjoy this issue of The New Brewer.

  • Jill Redding
  • Editor-in-Chief
  • The New Brewer