The Year in Beer: U.S. Brewery Count Reaches All-Time High of 4,144

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  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    As the mega brewers consolidate due to loss of market share we have a real return to local brewers of old making beer you can really taste with better ingredients!


    The Year in Beer: U.S. Brewery Count Reaches All-Time High of 4,144 - Brewers Association
    2015 Craft Beer in Review from the Brewers Association Reveals Historic Number of Breweries in U.S.; Most Since 1800s
    Boulder, CO • December 2, 2015—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 November, there are now 4,144 breweries in the country, topping the historic high of 4,131 breweries in 1873.

    “This is a remarkable achievement, and it’s just the beginning,” said Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Association. “Beer has always been a hallmark of this country and it is even more apparent today as America’s beer culture continues to expand.”

    • Data shows that “locally made” is important to over half of craft beer buyers.
    • Similarly, knowing that the beer is made by a small and independent brewery is important to a majority of craft drinkers in their purchase decision.
    “Craft breweries are a part of their communities, operating in neighborhoods and towns, returning us to a localized beer culture,” added Watson. “There are still thousands of towns currently without a brewery—but with populations potentially large enough to support one. With beer lovers continuing to desire more full-flavored, innovative options from small and independent local breweries, ample opportunities exist for well-differentiated, high-quality entrants in the marketplace.”
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  2. Legion489

    Legion489 Rev. 2:19 Banned

    Ever watch the movie "BEER"? Not only is it extremely funny, they admit all beer "is just p-ss colored water". At one time beer was a food, you actually got vitamins and nutrients out of it, now it is just yellow colored alcoholic water. Unless it is Buffalo Sweat Beer, that stuff tasted like chocolate flavored buffalo sweat. Not nearly as good as it sounds either.
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  3. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

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  4. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    You do not buy beer, you only rent it..[banghead]
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  5. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    More small breweries, More choice. What is not to like in that...?
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  6. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Small cottage industries = employees. much better for economy
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  7. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    We have a new brewery not far from me, Actual Brewery. And the product seems pretty good to me.:)
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