The craft beer boom in the United States has accelerated in the past two years.
Beer sales in the country increased 5.1% in the second quarter of 2016 from a year earlier, according to a report from the Brewers Association, an industry trade group.
The industry is growing at a double-digit rate, and the Brewers report found that there were more craft beers sold in the U.S. last year than ever before, with craft beer sales accounting for about 15% of the total beer market in the state.
Beer is booming.
There’s more craft beer now than ever.
And the industry is on a mission to make sure we have the right products for our customers.
The industry is seeing more demand than ever, but it’s still small compared to what it was 10 years ago, said Rob Wozniak, chief executive of beer giant AB InBev.
“We see it as a bit of a trend and we’re seeing more and more of it.”
Craft beer drinkers are growing at the fastest rate in history, with the average beer drinker in the nation now drinking at least six craft beers a month, according the Brewers association.
Craft beer sales were up 8.4% in 2016.
That’s up from the 8.1%, 6.7% and 5.5% increases in the first and second quarters of 2015, respectively, the report said.
That translates into more than 8 million more craft brewers, or one in five craft beer drinkers.
“The beer industry is really in a big boom right now,” said Chris Perna, co-founder and chief executive officer of the Beer Institute, a trade group for the industry.
“You’ve got a ton of craft breweries and you’ve got craft brewers making beer that is unique and has been made for the consumer.
There are so many things that make craft beer special, and you have these great products that are really unique to craft beer.
Craft beer is growing, and it’s booming.
It’s like the Titanic in a glass.”
Craft beers are still just a small slice of the overall beer market.
Craft beers accounted for about 6% of all craft beer consumed in the world in 2015.
Craft breweries made up 12% of beer sold in Germany in 2016, up from 9% in 2015, the Brewers study found.
And craft beer is the fastest-growing beer category in the beer industry, growing by more than 7% in a single year, the study found, with sales of craft beer in the craft beer market growing by over 60%.
Beer drinkers can be counted on to take pride in craft beer, even if they aren’t necessarily drinkers.
About 1 in 3 Americans says they drink beer at least once a week, according a recent Pew Research Center survey.
Craft breweries are thriving, with more than a third of the country’s breweries in business, and about 4,000 new breweries have opened since 2013.
The Brewers report estimates that craft beer will account for about 11% of global beer sales by 2025.
More than half of American adults have some craft beer consumption.
Craft brewers are the fastest growing segment of the beer market, the organization says.
About 20% of Americans say they have tried beer in their lifetime.
Craft craft beer accounts for roughly 10% of U.K. craft beer purchases.
“We have a huge opportunity for the next generation to get into the craft brewing business,” said Michael Pichler, cofounder and CEO of the American Craft Brewers Guild, which represents craft brewers in the industry and works to encourage the creation of craft brands.
“It’s going to be great for our industry and great for consumers.
We can’t wait for them to get there.”