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May/June 2017

Industry Review Issue

For the May/June 2017 The New Brewer, we present our annual Industry Review, recapping the statistics and highlights for the craft brewing industry in 2016. This marks our biggest-ever issue of The New Brewer, with 288 pages of industry analysis broken out by categories, brewery barrelage numbers, and 2016 brewery openings and closings. We also include photos from the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® in Washington, D.C. as well as the Brewers Association Hill Climb.

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Craft’s New Reality: Growth in a Competitive Market

The craft brewing industry has reached a new level of competitiveness, with increasing competition within craft and more than two brewery openings per day.

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The New Brewer: Industry Review Issue

Brewpubs: Creating Synergy

Brewpubs were up nearly 15 percent in 2016, and this strong performance is welcome news since the segment is at the very heart of the craft beer industry.

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The New Brewer: Industry Review Issue

Micros: Driving Craft Growth

Microbreweries are now the primary engine in craft growth. Seventy-eight percent of craft beer growth in 2016 came from breweries that sold fewer than 15,000 barrels.

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The New Brewer: Industry Review Issue

Regionals: Under Pressure

Craft beer volume grew 6 percent last year, but those gains weren’t spread around evenly. Fifteen of the top 25 craft breweries saw their volumes drop over 2015.

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The New Brewer: Industry Review Issue

Large Breweries + Imports: No More Excuses

The rise in craft beer has, for the most part, masked the slow deterioration of what is still the largest segment of the U.S. beer business.

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