The Brewers Association released it's mid-year numbers today. The press release is located on their web site, click here to view the full release.
- Dollar growth from craft brewers during the first half of 2009 increased 9%, down from 11% growth during the same period in 2008.
- Volume of craft brewed beer sold grew 5% for the first six months in 2009, compared to 6.5% growth in the first half of 2008.
- The U.S. now boasts 1,525 breweries, the highest number in 100 years when consolidation and the run up to Prohibition reduced the number of breweries to 1,498 in 1910