Craft Beers Continue To Brew Growth

Published: 04/23/2013

WASHINGTON — In a year when the total U.S. beer market grew by 1 percent, the craft beer segment posted double-digit growth in 2012 and accounted for more than 6 percent of the total beer market.

According to data released by the Brewers Association during last month’s 30th Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America, craft brewers last year saw a 15 percent rise in volume and a 17 percent increase in dollar growth, representing a total barrel increase of almost 1.8 million.