A new generation of beer drinkers is increasingly turning to craft beer as a “go-to” drink, with craft breweries seeing sales increase nearly 25% from the same period last year.
The growth of craft beer has seen the number of craft brewers grow from just over 40 in 2013 to over 500 now, according to industry body BeerAdvocate.
But while craft beer is seeing an uptick in popularity, the growth is not necessarily the result of demand.
Craft brewers are often still selling their beers at the same price as mainstream beers.
The number of breweries is not the only thing driving growth in the beer industry.
A lot of the growth has come from growing the overall market for craft beer.
In the past few years, craft beer sales have grown by more than 20% and were up by over 50% last year, according the Brewers Association.
That growth is partly because more people are buying beer at retail, which has driven a lot of growth in sales.
“Craft beer is a fantastic way to go for casual and social drinking,” said Jim Sager, the association’s president and chief economist.
“It’s a great way to have a drink and be in the moment.”
There are more breweries now than ever, and a lot more people who are buying craft beer than ever before.
The number of microbreweries has also grown.
The new craft beer boom in the US has been fueled by the growth in demand.
The Brewers Association estimates that by 2021, craft beers will account for nearly half of all beer sales in the United States.
But despite growing sales, beer drinkers aren’t necessarily getting a good deal.
“The big beer companies are not going to be able to compete with a craft brewer, unless they can get a larger share of the pie,” Sager said.
There are two big reasons for that.
One is that craft beer tastes better than the mainstream beer they sell.
“They’re not as good as, say, a pale ale,” Sgerber said.
“A lot of craft beers are pretty bland.”
And while beer drinkers are buying more craft beer, they’re not buying as much of the craft beer brands that the big brewers do.
The big brewers’ sales represent about 80% of total sales in craft beer and account for about 90% of sales in mainstream beer.
In addition, most of the brands are often made from the very ingredients that the brewers themselves are using to make their beers.
There are only about 30 craft breweries in the U.S., and most of those are in the same states as major brands.
Sager thinks that’s partly because of the lack of competition among craft brewers, because they don’t want to compete directly with the big breweries.
“It’s like trying to get people to buy beer at the local craft beer bar, and they just won’t do it,” he said.
The only way to make money on the craft market is to make it more appealing to consumers, which means that the beer companies need to do a better job of appealing to people who have more disposable income.
“If the brands were made with those ingredients, then you could get a higher profit margin,” Sizer said.