Master Cicerone
Brewmaster
Certified Sommelier
Consultant
à la Bière
San Francisco
Consultant à la Bière
Master Cicerone


State of the Industry

Craft Beer Growth By the Numbers: the consumer trend toward taste and authenticity

17%:

Amount of dollar growth of sales of craft beer in 2012 and

  • 15% in 2011
  • 12% in 2010
  • 10% in 2009

15%:

Amount of volume growth of sales of craft beer in 2012, and

  • 13% in 2011
  • 11% in 2010
  • 7% in 2009

1.0%:

Amount of volume growth of imported beer sales in the US beer market

0.9%:

Amount of volume growth of all beer sales in the US beer market

10.2%

Craft brewing’s dollar share of sales in the US beer market in 2012

6.5%:

Craft brewing’s volume share of sales in the US beer market in 2012

$11.9 billion:

Craft brewer retail dollar value in 2012

2,538:

Number of American breweries operating in 2013, more than at any time since the 1880s

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Definition:

Craft beer is produced by small, independent brewers using traditional methods (1).
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(1) Figures compiled by the Brewers Association. Click here for more information.

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