Craft Beer Sales Jump 7 Percent

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Published: 02/28/2005

BOULDER, Colo. - America's craft brewers sold 7 percent more beer in 2004 versus 2003, making craft beer the fastest growing segment of the U.S. beverage alcohol industry, according to the Brewers Association. ""Craft beer volume growth outpaced that of imports, large brewers, wine and spirits in 2004,"" said Paul Gatza, director of the Brewers Association.