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May/June 2009

Industry Review Issue

For the May/June 2009 The New Brewer, we present our annual Industry Review issue. In this issue, we examine how brewpubs, microbreweries, and regional breweries fared in 2008, along with the industry as a whole.

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Industry Review Issue

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Growth in a Slowing Economy

From 2007 to 2008, estimated sales by craft brewers were up 5.8 percent by volume and 10.5 percent in dollars. Craft brewers continue to gain share and attention.

Industry Review Issue

Featured Stories

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The New Brewer: Industry Review Issue

Brewpubs

While restaurants are taking a hit due to the economy, brewpubs are faring better than others by adding value to their menus and all-around experiences.

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The New Brewer: Industry Review Issue

Micros

Microbrewery production overall was up 13 percent and a record-breaking nine U.S. micros topped the 15,000-barrel mark and officially became regional breweries.

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The New Brewer: Industry Review Issue

Regionals

Leader of the pack Boston Beer Co. reported 8-percent growth for 2008, and most other craft regionals reported at least some growth.

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The New Brewer: Industry Review Issue

Imports & Large Breweries

Not since 1933 has the U.S. beer industry seen such a drastic amount of transformational change. A duopoly now controls 80 percent of the beer volume in the United States.

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The New Brewer: Industry Review Issue

The Boston Beer Party

Cautiously optimistic craft brewers who so far seem to be weathering the current economic storm gathered in Boston April 21-24 for the Craft Brewers Conference.

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The New Brewer: Industry Review Issue

The Boston Beer Party

Cautiously optimistic craft brewers who so far seem to be weathering the current economic storm gathered in Boston April 21-24 for the Craft Brewers Conference.

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