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Craft beer review: US highlights for 2017

Craft beer review: US highlights for 2017

By Rachel Arthur

Today, 83% of Americans live within 10 miles of a local brewery. The Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade association for US craft beer, looks back on the highlights of 2017 for the craft beer industry.

Breweries and brewpubs boost employment in the craft beer sector. Pic:Getty/shanecotee

Craft brewing contributes $68bn to US economy

By Rachel Arthur

The US craft beer sector contributed $67.8bn to the US economy in 2016, with craft brewers responsible for more than 456,373 jobs, according to the latest economic impact report from the Brewers Association. 

Where are the top craft brewers? The Brewers Association reveals the top 50

The top 50 breweries and craft breweries in the US

By Rachel Arthur

The Brewers Association, the US trade group for craft brewers, has released its list of the top 50 craft brewers, along with a list of the overall top 50 brewing companies. Figures show that 40 out of the top 50 overall brewing companies are craft brewing...

Trade association widens craft brewing definition

Trade association widens craft brewing definition

By Guy Montague-Jones

The Brewers Association (BA) in the US has relaxed its definition of a craft brewer, increasing the qualifying production cap from 2 million barrels a year to 6 million.

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