|One of my bottles share featuring some of the best craft breweries in U.S. listed below. Duvel Tripel Hop got some love too.|
Congrats to all of these U.S. breweries! Keep it flowin!
Cheers Fellow Craft Beer Sippers!
One of my favorite news sources, the Brewers Association, just sent me their annual list of the top 50 craft brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. There was also a list of the top 50 overall brewing companies. I loved seeing that 38 of them were small and independent craft brewing companies.Oh! And BA hooked me up with their official definition of a “craft brewer.”
Here is the Brewers Association’s definition of a Craft Brewer:
An American craft brewer is small, independent and traditional.
- Small: Annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less (approximately 3 percent of U.S. annual sales). Beer production is attributed to the rules of alternating proprietorships.
- Independent: Less than 25 percent of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by a beverage alcohol industry member that is not itself a craft brewer.
- Traditional: A brewer that has a majority of its total beverage alcohol volume in beers whose flavor derives from traditional or innovative brewing ingredients and their fermentation. Flavored malt beverages (FMBs) are not considered beers.
- Brewers Association
And now, the list of the top 50 craft brewing companies and top 50 overall brewing companies. Again, cheers all of them! Keep bringing us that liquid mastery!