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Craft Beer Industry in the U.S. - Statistics & Facts

India Pale Ale, Session beer, Imperial Porter, Blonde Ale - the varieties of craft beer styles is nearly endless. Although heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, craft beer still represents the growth segment of the beer brewing industry. From Seattle to Miami microbreweries are revitalizing and reinventing beer as we know it, and industry experts expect the craft beer trend to continue to grow in relevance in the coming years.

The COVID-19 pandemic market impact

According to the Brewers Association, the nation's largest craft brew trade organization, an American craft brewer is "small, independent and traditional". Despite the pandemic, the number of operating craft breweries reached an all-time high in 2020, with 8,764 craft breweries throughout the country. In that year, California boasted over 900 craft breweries, the most of any U.S. state.

In terms of production, craft beer volume amounted to about 23.1 million barrels in 2020, a reduction of roughly 3.2 million barrels compared to 2019 and the first decline ever. In terms of brands, Blue Moon, Sierra Nevada, and New Belgium were the top three craft beer brands in the United States.

Still small but growing popularity

Beer is the world’s most popular alcoholic beverage, and craft beer is trying to capture more of the market. In spite of the growing craft beer sales, light beer is still the most popular beer in America by a huge margin, showing that craft beer has yet to gain mainstream popularity. That being said, the share of people drinking craft beer has grown steadily year over year and seems poised to continue to do so.

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Craft Beer Industry in the U.S. - Statistics & Facts

India Pale Ale, Session beer, Imperial Porter, Blonde Ale - the varieties of craft beer styles is nearly endless. Although heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, craft beer still represents the growth segment of the beer brewing industry. From Seattle to Miami microbreweries are revitalizing and reinventing beer as we know it, and industry experts expect the craft beer trend to continue to grow in relevance in the coming years.

The COVID-19 pandemic market impact

According to the Brewers Association, the nation's largest craft brew trade organization, an American craft brewer is "small, independent and traditional". Despite the pandemic, the number of operating craft breweries reached an all-time high in 2020, with 8,764 craft breweries throughout the country. In that year, California boasted over 900 craft breweries, the most of any U.S. state.

In terms of production, craft beer volume amounted to about 23.1 million barrels in 2020, a reduction of roughly 3.2 million barrels compared to 2019 and the first decline ever. In terms of brands, Blue Moon, Sierra Nevada, and New Belgium were the top three craft beer brands in the United States.

Still small but growing popularity

Beer is the world’s most popular alcoholic beverage, and craft beer is trying to capture more of the market. In spite of the growing craft beer sales, light beer is still the most popular beer in America by a huge margin, showing that craft beer has yet to gain mainstream popularity. That being said, the share of people drinking craft beer has grown steadily year over year and seems poised to continue to do so.

Interesting statistics

In the following 4 chapters, you will quickly find the 24 most important statistics relating to "Craft Beer Industry in the U.S.".

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