Small and Independent Brewers Continue to Grow Double Digits
The Brewers Association (BA), the trade association representing small and independent American craft brewers, released 2015 data on U.S. craft brewing growth. With more breweries than even before, small and independent craft brewers now represent 12 percent market share of the overall beer industry.
In 2015, craft brewers produced 24.5 million barrels, and saw a 13 percent rise in volume and a 16 percent increase in retail dollar value. Retail dollar value was estimated at $22.3 billion, representing 21 percent market share.
“For the past decade, craft brewers have charged into the market, seeing double digit growth for eight of…