- Sales in craft beer were up 7.2% by volume and 10.3% by sales--exceeding the rate of growth in 2008;
- Overall beer sales fell 2.2%, and sales on imports fell 9.8% (but, keep in mind that Stella Artois, Corona, and Heineken are imports, not just brands like Cantillon and Fuller's);
- Craft breweries produced 9.1 million barrels, but still enjoy only a modest 4.3% of the total beer market.
Update. As an example, Boston Beer missed its sales goals for the fourth quarter. Barrels sales dropped 14% in Q4 compared with the same quarter a year earlier. It's only one data point--but a pretty big one.