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U.S. Craft Beer Markets Stats for 2016 Show Growth

By April 27, 2017Top News

The Brewers Association shared 2016 data on U.S. craft brewing growth. With more than 5,300 breweries operating in 2016, small and independent craft brewers represent 12.3 percent market share by volume of the overall beer industry, producing 24.6 million barrels, a 6-percent rise in volume on a comparable base and a 10-percent increase in retail dollar value. Retail dollar value was estimated at $23.5 billion, representing 21.9 percent market share. Microbreweries and brewpubs delivered 90 percent of the craft brewer growth. The number of operating breweries grew 16.6 percent, totaling 5,301 breweries, consisting of 3,132 microbreweries, 1,916 brewpubs, 186 regional craft breweries and 67 large or otherwise non-craft brewers. Throughout 2016, 826 new breweries opened while 97 closed. Read more here.

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