Craft beer is ever on the rise, and 2017 was no exception. The numbers are in: according to the Brewer’s Association, the median size of American craft breweries on the list went from 284 barrels in 2016 to 963 barrels in 2017 — a whopping 216% increase. What does this mean for the industry? Keep buying growlers and gadgets and stay up-to-date on the latest news, because this hoppy beast shows no signs of slowing down. Here are last year’s fastest-growing breweries.
Did your favorite brewer make the list? Truth be told, we’ve heard of next to none of these fine houses of beer; however that’s actually a best-case scenario. Chances are more than likely that next year we’ll be stocking these in the mystical, wonderful beer fridge at Food Republic HQ.