Beer, once a luxury, is now a necessity.
As brewers and beer distributors push to get more beer to the people, beer is increasingly being produced in new and exciting ways, with the advent of new production facilities and the growth of craft breweries.
The results are often amazing.
Here’s how it’s made.
Read more from Bloomberg Businessweek:A new class of craft brewers is gaining momentum in the US, according to new data released by Beer Marketer’s Insights.
The company says the number of craft beer breweries in the United States has increased by more than 150 percent since 2012.
BeerMarketer’s Insight, which tracks the beer industry, says that while craft breweries are expanding rapidly, the beer they produce has more in common with a craft beer than a craft brewer of the traditional craft beer category.
“There is a very strong craft beer culture in the country, and that craft beer is seen as a more affordable beer,” said Chris Tromp, senior research analyst at BeerMarket’s Insight.
“This is also a trend with more people who are drinking craft beer these days, and this is not necessarily a trend we would expect to see with craft beer sales.”
In a report released last year, BeerMarketing analyzed beer and craft beer marketing data to identify trends in the craft beer industry and identify which breweries are leading the way.
The report found that craft breweries produced about 9.8 million barrels of beer in 2017, a rise of almost 9 million barrels from 2016.
The number of new breweries was up 1.6 percent to 2,942, while the number making regular beers decreased by about 3 percent to 7,721.
The beer industry has been growing steadily for years.
In 2015, beer production reached a record level of 11.3 million barrels.
Last year, the craft brewery industry reached a peak of nearly 17.7 million barrels, and a record year in 2016.
In its report, Beer Marketing said craft breweries have grown in both volume and craft quality.
In 2017, craft breweries accounted for about 9 percent of all craft beer volume, up from 7 percent in 2016, according the report.
The craft beer market is growing faster than the overall beer market, which has grown faster than any other category since 2011.
A new breed of craft brewerIn 2017, the U.S. craft beer sector grew at an average annual rate of more than 3 percent annually.
The industry is expected to reach an annual growth rate of 6.1 percent in 2018, the report said.
While the craft brewers are the ones creating the buzz, many of them have begun experimenting with the same types of ingredients, such as hops, to get the flavor and aroma they want, according Trompe.
“The market has been very supportive of craft beers, but it’s just been a very diverse and vibrant market,” Trompel said.
“In the last year or two, we have seen a shift away from beer that’s traditionally brewed by large breweries, and toward something more accessible, accessible to the consumer.”
Tromp said that while there are a number of factors that have contributed to this change, there’s also been a lot of focus on craft beer as a whole, with a shift from the traditional model of craft brewing to one that encourages collaboration and experimentation.
“A lot of craft brewery has been going out of business, they’re not really going to be able to compete with big companies,” Tormp said.
Trompel believes that there’s a big market for the more adventurous beer drinkers, with consumers looking for an easy, refreshing beer that tastes great, without the artificial additives or added sugars.
“There’s a lot more beer that can be found on tap in places like the bars and restaurants, and it’s really about the experience,” he said.
BeerMarketing said that in 2017 there were more than 2,300 breweries, up nearly 14 percent from the previous year.
But the report noted that the beer market in the U.”is growing at an unsustainable pace,” and the craft brewing industry needs to keep growing in order to stay relevant.
Tropical hops are also helping craft brewers, Tromper said.
The report found a slight increase in the use of tropical hops, which are often used to add flavor to craft beers.
But Trompen said the growth in tropical hops has been slowing.
“It’s a very gradual change in how much tropical hops are used, and they are still very much an ingredient in beer, but we’ve seen it slowly decrease in the last three to four years,” Tronp said, adding that there are also changes in how brewers use them.
Tompe said the craft breweries need to get their act together if they want to stay competitive in the market.
“When you’re looking at a company like this, it’s very important that they know that they need to stay in the game,” Tompe told Businessweek.
“If you don’t, you’re just going to go down the drain