If the first half is any indication, 2012 is shaping up to be a good year for America’s small and independent craft brewers. Numbers released by trade group The Brewers Association show that dollar sales were up 14% in the first half of this year.
What’s more, the volume of craft brewed beer sold increased 12% during the same time period. It helps that the U.S. now has 2,126 breweries—that’s 350 breweries added since June 2011.
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