How is the Craft Brewing Industry Doing?

Starting any new business is stressful.  There are days you wonder if you made the right decision.  If you own a craft brewery, here are some reasons to know you made the right move.

Two thousand four hundred three (2,403) total breweries operated for some or all of 2012, the highest total since the 1880’s.

Craft brewers currently provide an estimated 108,440 jobs in the United States, including serving staff in brewpubs.

In New York, this industry is a growing employer replacing the local jobs one provided by companies like Kodak, Xerox and Bausch and Lomb.

Growth of the craft brewing industry in 2012 was 15% by volume and 17% by dollars compared to growth in 2011 of 13% by volume and 15% by dollars.  Your prospects for 2014 are strong and you are likely to experience steady growth.

Bottoms up to the New Year!