Monday, March 8, 2010

Brewers Association 2009 Production Statistics

The Brewers Association has released it's production statistics for 2009 and it shows that the craft beer industry experienced a growth of 7.2% by volume and 10.3% by dollars. The total number of operating craft breweries also increased to 1,542. Overall, US beer sales were down 2.2% and import beer sales were down a whopping 9.8%, which indicates that beer drinkers are choosing to support local craft breweries when selecting what beer to drink. Since Texas is about to have at least 5 new breweries opening this year, hopefully that show of support for locally brewed craft beer will continue. More numbers and fancy charts are available on the Brewers Association website.

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