Brewers Association

Beer Sales

2013 Craft Beer Industry

  • Growth of the craft brewing industry in 2013 was 18% by volume and 20% by retail dollars.

2012 Craft Beer Industry Production Volume

  • 2013 breakdown and domestic sales will be announced at the Craft Brewers Conference (April 8-11, 2014)
Regional craft breweries 10,237,632 bbl
Contract brewing companies 227,702 bbl
Microbreweries 1,905,212 bbl
Brewpubs 870,371 bbl

Domestic Craft Beer Sales

2012 13,235,917 barrels
2011 11,467,337 barrels


How big is the US beer market?

Overall US Beer Market in 2013:

  • Down 2%
  • Approximately $100 billion
  • Selling 196,241,321 barrels of beer.

Where:

  • 1 barrel = 31 US gallons
  • 31 US gallons = 2 half-barrels
  • 2 half-barrels (15.5 gallon) kegs = 13.78 cases (of 24 12-ounce bottles).

See Craft Brewer Defined for more details on industry definitions.

Update: Brewers Association Reports 2013 Growth For U.S. Craft Brewers

Important Information

Media should contact Bart WatsonPaul Gatza, Julia Herz, or Barbara Fusco at the Brewers Association for more information. 1.888.822.6273 or +1303.447.0816.

Comprehensive reports and analysis will be printed in the May/June issue of The New Brewer, The Journal of the Brewers Association, released in mid-May each year. The issue can be purchased directly from the Brewers Association by calling 1.888.822.6273, +1.303.447.0816.

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