Craft Beer success has reached epidemic proportions.
Lakemoor, IL (Vocus) April 19, 2010
Like most U.S. industries in 2009, alcohol sales slumped overall and the beer companies were not immune. Major domestic distributors saw a 2% decline in overall sales; however, The Great American Beer Club proudly report that independent craft brews boasted another consecutive year of growth despite the economic downturn.
According to the Brewers Association, craft microbrews reported a dollar increase of 10.3% in 2009, which was in succession with their flourishing growth of 10.1% in the previous year. As amazing as this sounds, this has been the trend as it marks the sixth consecutive year that craft brews have outpaced the rest of the market and the fourth straight year of double-digit sales growth for microbrewed beer.
“Craft Beer success has reached epidemic proportions.” – Dan Wandel, SVP Information Resources Inc.
The numbers are quite staggering and considering in January 2010 reported a record month for craft beer sales, The Great American Beer Club has seen a 30% increase in their Beer of the month club membership base so far this year. The sift through the 1,500+ U.S. craft breweries and proudly supply beer lovers everywhere with America’s finest microbrews that are generally only available in the local market where brewed.
With the booming numbers and tangible shift in market share, there is no better time to taste what America’s independent brewers have to offer and The Great American Beer Club is leading the charge. Whether it’s for yourself or a gift for another, a Beer of the month club subscription is a surefire way to see for yourself why craft brews are without a doubt 2010’s darling drink.
The Great American Beer of the Month Club is one of America's longest-running monthly beer clubs. Since 1994 it's been their pleasure to share the finest, freshest brews in the land with tens of thousands of people—folks who can appreciate the best that America's small breweries have to offer.
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