Craft Beer Industry is More than Meets the Eye

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
https://www.brewersassociation.org/statistics/national-beer-sales-production-data/

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