Weathering the Inevitable Craft Beer Storm: An interview with Garrett Marrero of Maui Brewing

In August 2018, brewers from across the nation traveled to Yakima, Washington, to attend the 14th annual YCH Hops and Brew School. Thanks to a scholarship from The Pink Boots Society, I was also able to attend. Among the brewers who journeyed to Washington was Garrett Marrero, who founded Maui Brewing Company with his wife, Melanie … [ Read more]

Craft beer gets ‘small’: Breaking down the Brewers Association’s 2016 growth report

The Brewers Association (BA) released its annual craft beer statistics report Tuesday morning, outlining the latest data on craft beer production and its overall market share in the beer category. One of the takeaways? Craft beer is growing steadily, but getting “smaller.” Let’s dig into the data to uncover what this means. The U.S. saw … [ Read more]

Ladies, here’s why you should want to be a craft beer drinker

No more staring into the beer aisle longingly. No more second-guessing when ordering something off the draft list. No more caring about what others think when you have a pint in your hand. I’ll let you in on a secret I learned during my week at the Craft Brewers Conference: The data shows that the … [ Read more]

Minnesota craft beer by the numbers

With so much Minnesota-made craft beer out there today, it’s no wonder the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild (MCBG) sets aside 10,000 minutes each year to celebrate it. 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer begins today, Monday, May 9 and runs through Sunday, May 15, with more than 175 special events and tappings taking place throughout … [ Read more]

Brewers Association releases 2015 craft beer industry growth statistics

The Brewers Association today released 2015 data on the continued growth of the U.S. craft brewing industry. With more breweries operating in the U.S. than even before, small and independent craft brewers now represent 12 percent market share of the overall beer industry, up one percent from 2014. In 2015, craft brewers produced 24.5 million … [ Read more]

Craft beer production up 16% in 2015

The Brewers Association confirmed this morning what we’ve all known for a while: There is a lot craft beer being consumed in the United States right now. The BA’s mid-year data on the U.S. craft brewing industry showed craft beer production volume increased 16 percent during the first half of 2015, clocking in at 12.2 … [ Read more]