When people hear the term “craft beer industry”, they most commonly think of microbreweries. The craft beer industry is actually segmented into four separate categories; microbrews, brew pubs, contract breweries, and regional breweries. According to the Brewer’s Association, microbreweries account for only 14% of craft beer production with the rest coming from contract breweries (1%) brew pubs (5%), and regional breweries (79%). In total, these segments produced more than 22 million barrels of beer in 2014 alone.
Source: Brewers Association, Boulder Colorado, National Beer Sales and Production Statistics