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Craft Beer UP 13.2%

March 26th, 2012 by CCBA


Even when the economy is still struggling, the craft beer category grew by an amazing 13.2% in 2011 according to statistics just released by the Brewers Association.

That is an impressive number, and it pushes craft beer market share to just over 5%.

Meanwhile, the big mega-brewers declined slightly.

“While the overall beer market experienced a 1.32 percent volume decrease in 2011, craft brewing saw significant growth, surpassing five percent total market volume share for the first time,” said Paul Gatza, director, Brewers Association. “It’s becoming increasingly clear that with the variety of styles and flavors to choose from, Americans are developing a strong taste for high-quality, small-batch beer from independent brewers.”

See the full press release here.


Celebrator Beer Festival

February 22nd, 2012 by CCBA


The Celebrator Beer Festival at Trumer Bruerei in Berkeley was the closing event for SF  Beer Week 2012
and a major fundraiser for the CCBA

Check out the video from the festival here