Reports highlighted in this article:
- Brewers Association Annual Growth Report.
- California Craft Brewers Association 2017 Economic Impact.
- Beverage Industry’s 2018 Beer Report.
Two craft brewers association recently released industry data. Craft brewers continue to grow in the face of their corporate rivals.
The key takeaways for 2017 are:
- Craft grew at 5%
- Imports grew at 3.2%
- Overall Beer shrunk at -1.2%.
U.S. Domestics carried the industry loss.
The Beverage Industry’s Report shows that Bud, Coors, and Miller Lite shrunk at -4.6%, -.9%, and -.9% respectively.
In 2018, the revenue decline continues for domestic brewers. Anheuser-Busch declined -3.23%.
Some of the decline may be explained by declining beer consumption. In the United States, beer consumption declined from about 125 Billion liters in 1994 to just above 100 liters in 2016.
Craft Beer States
The California Craft Beer industry boasts that 95% of residents live within a 10% of brewery. The number of craft brewers nearly doubled since 2013, from 481 to 908 craft brewers operating across the State. Other States have vibrant craft beer trade associations: