Brewers Association Reports 2010 Mid-Year Growth for U.S. Craft Brewers
Dollar growth up 12% in first six months of 2010; U.S. brewery count climbs by 100 in last year
The Brewers Association, the trade association representing the majority of U.S. brewing companies, released strong mid-year numbers for America’s small and independent craft brewers. Dollar sales were up 12 percent in the first half of 2010, compared to 9 percent growth during the same period in 2009. Volume of craft brewed beer sold grew 9 percent for the first six months in 2010, compared to 5 percent growth in the first half of 2009.