- Craft* now has an 11% share of the beer market's total volume and 19% of the dollars.
- That's growth of 18% over last year's totals to 22 million barrels (the segment only hit 10 million in 2010).
- There are nearly 3,500 breweries, up from around 2,900 last year.
- So called "microbreweries" now outnumber brewpubs, which at the very least ought to give new entrants pause (though only 46 breweries closed last year, amazingly enough).
*As defined by the Brewers Association.