Small, independent American brewers increase international demand, distribution
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Small, independent American brewers increase international demand, distribution

BOULDER The Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers—today reported export growth data for the American craft beer industry in 2017. Supported by the BA’s Export Development Program, craft beer export volume increased by 3.6 percent in 2017, now totaling 482,309 barrels and valued at $125.4 million. Growth was seen in … Continue reading

Declaring independence – Local brewers proud to call themselves independent
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Declaring independence – Local brewers proud to call themselves independent

By Jeffrey V. Smith FRONT RANGE Beer lovers gathered in Denver in October at The Brewers Association’s 36th annual Great American Beer Festival to sample some 3,800 beers from more than 800 breweries around the country. The same association—a not-for-profit trade group dedicated to “promoting and protecting” America’s small and independent craft brewers—is working to … Continue reading

Brewers Association launches new seal to designate independent beers
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Brewers Association launches new seal to designate independent beers

BOULDER In an effort to educate beer lovers about which beers are independently produced, the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers—launched a new seal touting independent craft brewers. Featuring an iconic beer bottle shape flipped upside down, the seal captures the spirit with which craft … Continue reading

Big year for small beer: 2016 Craft Beer Year in Review
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Big year for small beer: 2016 Craft Beer Year in Review

BOULDER Reflecting on the significant impact of small and independent craft breweries in 2016, the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers—looked back on the defining beer moments of 2016. “In the face of numerous opportunities and challenges in 2016, small and independent craft brewers continue to thrive,” said Bart … Continue reading

Smithsonian announces new initiative to document brewing history
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Smithsonian announces new initiative to document brewing history

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History announced today at the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America in Philadelphia that it will launch a three-year initiative to collect, document and preserve the history of brewing, craft brewers and the beer industry to explore how the beverage and brewing connect to larger themes … Continue reading

Small, independent brewers continue to grow double digits
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Small, independent brewers continue to grow double digits

BOULDER – The Brewers Association (BA), the trade association representing small and independent1 American craft brewers, today released 2015 data on U.S. craft brewing2 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 … Continue reading

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U.S. Brewery Count Reaches All-Time High of 4,144

2015 Craft Beer in Review from the Brewers Association Reveals Historic Number of Breweries in U.S.; Most Since 1800s Boulder—The total number of U.S. breweries reached a record level in 2015, according to a year-end review from the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers. As of the end of … Continue reading