Industry Review Issue
For the May/June 2020 The New Brewer, we present our annual Industry Review issue. While the Industry Review traditionally focuses on the previous year, it’s hard to ignore the COVID-19 pandemic that is dramatically impacting the craft brewing industry right now. In our cover story, we examine the ways the pandemic has affected craft breweries, what they’re doing to cope, and how they’re still striving to help their communities in a time of need. The rest of the issue provides a look back at 2019, which was a solid year for craft breweries with 4-percent overall growth. Taprooms led the charge with 26-percent growth, accounting for 37 percent of overall craft growth.