May/June 2022 The New Brewer
May/June 2022

Industry Review Issue

For the May/June 2022 The New Brewer, we present our annual Industry Review issue. Craft began its pandemic recovery in 2021, growing 8% overall. We look back at how each segment fared during the year, with taprooms leading the way at 21% growth.

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May June 2022 The New Brewer Overview

2021 Overview

Craft brewers continue to show resilience through twists and turns of pandemic-related complications. After a 2020 of shutdowns and pivots, volume grew 8% in 2021.

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May June 2022 The New Brewer Brewpubs
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Brewpubs

With ongoing staffing challenges and supply chain issues, keeping a brewpub afloat during a pandemic recovery becomes a labor of love for many involved.

May June 2022 The New Brewer Micros
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Micros

Microbreweries—those that produce fewer than 15,000 barrels annually and sell less than 25% of that production onsite—saw production volume increase by 11%.

May June 2022 The New Brewer Taprooms
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Taprooms

In taprooms across the country, customer service has become more important than ever as brewery owners continue to navigate the ebbs and flows of the pandemic.

May June 2022 The New Brewer Regionals
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Regionals

With their high-speed packaging lines, tried-and-true brands, and greater penetration into supermarkets and chains, regionals were better equipped to withstand the pandemic.

May June 2022 The New Brewer Large
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Large Breweries + Imports

All of the top five brewers—in off-premise scans, at least—canceled each other out as far as share growth goes: their 2021 dollar market share changes add up to exactly zero.

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