Craft Beer Dollar Growth Up 15% In First Half Of 2011

Published: 09/06/2011

BOULDER, Colo. — The Brewers Association recently reported that dollar sales for craft beers were up 15 percent in the first half of 2011.

Volume of craft-brewed beer sold grew 14 percent for the first six months in 2011, compared to 9 percent growth in the first half of 2010. Barrels sold by craft brewers for the first half of the year are an estimated 5.1 million barrels.