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    Craft Beer Sales Rise

    by David Lauterbach
    2009 August 18
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    National sales of craft beer rose 9 percent in the first half of 2009 despite the economic downturn, the Brewers Association reported recently. Take that, Big Beer!

    The volume of craft beer produced nationally also rose by 5 percent from the first half of 2008, though year-over-year overall U.S. beer sales fell by 1.3 percent during that time period, the association reported.

    Craft breweries — which are locally owned, produce less than 2 million gallons of beer annually and do at least half their sales with all-malt beers — have taken a larger share of American sales in recent years, holding about 6.3 percent of the market in dollars.

    Full Story at BizJournals

    Pardon us while we pay for beer...

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    Moor

    by the way, interview with Matthew Brynildson (Firestone Walker) about craft beer:
    http://eng.pivnoe-delo.info/american-craft-beer/

    Jacki

    Do you worry about the new TAX bill for beer? This could raise it up 10% and then sales would go down.
    I hope they dont do that. We need to start a petition.
    Jacki

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