The Brewers Association reveals the 50 fastest growing American craft brewers
Boulder, Colo. – Brewers Association (BA) – the non-for-profit trading group representing small and independent craft brewers – today released its second annual list of the 50 fastest growing small and independent 1 craft companies in 201
. These small and independent breweries represented 27 states in the United States and experienced a median growth of 163 percent, with the median size being 1,350 barrels of internal production in 2018. Listed brewers range from 50 barrels to more than 40,000 and grew from below 70,000 barrels to more than 40,000 and grew from below 70,000 barrels in 2017 to more. than 170,000 barrels in 2018. As a group, these breweries represent approx. 10 percent of the total vessel growth during the year and comprises 13 brewing pubs, 35 microbreweries and two regional craft breweries.
"Although market competition continues to rise, these small and independent brewers and brewpubs show that there are still growth opportunities across a diverse set of regions and business models," said Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Association.
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Methodology: The presented list includes only small and independent breweries, the growth being measured on the basis of production at own plants Breweries must have opened before 31 December 2016 or earlier to be considered. Breweries that reported 2018 production to the Brewers Association's annual beer industry production survey; brewers with staff estimates or data from government excise reports were not taken into account. The brewers also needed a validated production rate in 2017, either through the production survey or state excise data.  A comprehensive report on Indus The Trien report will be delivered during 2019 Craft Brewers Conference ® & BrewExpo America ® held April 8 in Denver, Colorado. The association's full 2018 industry analysis, showing regional trends and sales of individual breweries, will be published in the May / June issue of The New Brewer available in May 2019.
1 ] An American craft brewer is a small and independent brewer. Small: Annual production of DKK 6 million Barrel of beer or less (about 3 percent of US annual sales). Beer production is attributed to the rules for changing ownership interests. Independent: Less than 25 percent of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or similarly financially) by an alcoholic beverage member who is not himself a craft brewer. Brewer: Has a TTB Brewer's Notice and does beer.
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