Craft Brewing Grows In 2004

Published: 07/20/2005

BOULDER, Colo. - One third of U.S. brewers grew by more than 10 percent last year, with regional brewers leading the way, according to data collected by the Brewers Association. The 450 fast-growing brewers helped propel the craft segment to overall growth of 7.2 percent in 2004. ""Craft beer is hot,"" said Charlie Papazian, president of the Brewers Association.