Brewers Association

10:28am

Sat July 5, 2014
Beer

Breweries Double Nationwide With The West Leading The Way

States in the Mountain West make up the majority of breweries.
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If you’re a fan of craft beer, you’re not alone. Breweries nationwide have doubled between 2007 and 2012, with shipments of $28 billion. That marks a 33.6 percent growth in revenue within a five-year span. Colorado is one of a handful of states that have led the way.

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7:32am

Fri May 9, 2014
Craft Beer

As Craft Beer Starts Gushing, Its Essence Gets Watered Down

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 8:19 am

Craft breweries now make up 98 percent of all U.S. operating breweries. Of course, overall sales are still dwarfed by traditional beers.
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There was once a time when it was easy to throw around the term "craft beer" and know exactly what you were talking about. For decades, craft was the way to differentiate small, independently owned breweries – and the beer they make – from the brewing giants like Coors, Budweiser and Pabst Blue Ribbon.

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9:56am

Tue April 8, 2014

1:57pm

Wed April 2, 2014
Craft Beer

Federal Rule Could Dry Up Beer Brewer-Rancher Relationship

The federal rule would classify breweries as animal food manufacturers because many breweries sell or donate leftover grains to ranchers.
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Few people connect craft breweries with cattle feed. But passing along the spent grains from the brewing process, like barley and wheat, to livestock ranchers is a common practice. But that relationship could be in jeopardy.

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12:03pm

Mon March 31, 2014
Craft Beer

New Belgium, Left Hand Among Notables On 2013 Top 50 Craft Brewery List

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Boston Beer, Sierra Nevada and New Belgium continue to have a hold on the craft beer market. The Fort Collins icon sits at number 3 on the top 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Companies based on sales volume. It’s not just the brewers of Fat Tire, five other Colorado beer makers can be found on the Brewers Association’s annual list.

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