Oh, it’s that time of year, when just about everyone is doing some sort of year in review, like, um, us. But, in lieu of that today, we instead present some piping-hot beer notes for you all!
Brewers Association issues annual report
Yup, it was another good year for craft beer. (Courtesy of the Brewers Association)
The good folks at the Brewers Association sent us a ton of stats about 2016 for craft beer across America. Here are the highlights:
- As of last week, there were 5,005 craft breweries in the United States. About 99 percent of those are still independent of the InBev/Evil Empire. By the count of the Crew, there are currently 68 active craft breweries in New Mexico. There are more active small brewer licenses, but some are wineries that currently do not also brew, others are places like Corrales Bistro Brewery, which keep the license in order to have lots of guest taps, but no longer brew themselves.
- The growth rate is currently at eight percent. Sure, it’s not what it was, but
Source: NM Dark Side Brew Crew
Read the full article here.