2015 Craft Beer Sales Set New Record

The Denver Business Journal reports craft beer sales exceeded 20% of the American beer market in 2015, setting a new record for the industry sub-sector.

The quick takeaway:

  • 2015 Craft Beer retail sales = $22.3 Billion  (+16% from 2014)
  • Represents a 21% market share (a huge jump from 2011, when it was less than a 10% share)
  • Production = 24.5 million barrels (+13% from 2014)
  • Number of breweries = 4,269 (+15% from 2014)

 

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