Brew Local, Export Global: U.S. microbreweries test the waters in international markets

International exports might seem at odds with American craft brewing. We think of U.S. craft brewers as focused on breaking into neighboring states, not neighboring countries. But in 2017, nearly half a million barrels of U.S. craft beer was exported by land or by sea. While it’s routinely positioned as a “local” product in a locavore … [ Read more]

US beer exports up 16 percent in 2015

Overseas markets are thirsty for American craft beer. The Brewers Association today reported that craft beer export volume increased by 16.3 percent in 2015, now totaling 446,151 barrels worth $116 million. Approximately 80 U.S. breweries ship beer overseas. Growth was seen in all major markets, most notably in Western Europe, which saw a 33.4 percent … [ Read more]

The State of Craft Beer: 5 Things to Watch in 2015

The Brewers Association’s (BA) annual Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) & BrewExpo America wrapped up last week in Portland. The conference brought 600 exhibitors, vendors from 11 countries, and more than 11,000 attendees to the Oregon Convention Center, all there to discuss and learn more about the wonderful world of craft beer. During the conference, the … [ Read more]