Two regular dudes who happen to be huge fans of American craft beer.
By scot in Lounge on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
According to the Brewers Association American craft breweries sales were up over 7% from 2008. Another solid performance in spite of a downturn for U.S. beer sales overall.
In a year when other brewers saw a slowdown in sales, small and independent craft brewers saw sales dollars increase 10.3 percent and volume increase 7.2 percent2 over 2008, representing a growth of 613,992 barrels equal to roughly 8.5 million cases.
Overall, U.S. beer sales were down approximately 5 million barrels (31 gallons per U.S. barrel) in 2009.
One questions lingers in my mind: How much will this affect the true craft beer geeks ability to get short craft beer speciality runs? Enjoy!