American Independence… for Beer

Small, independent breweries have been gaining in popularity for a couple of decades, spiking over a decade starting in the late 90s and steadily rising ever since. While domestic craft breweries only accounted for 5% of the overall barrels of beer sold in 2010, the concept and practice continues to grow a larger group of passionate independent drinkers (and thinkers).

This graphic by the financial folks at Intuit examines the increased popularity of the little guys in hops and demonstrates the success of an industry that seems resistant to economic conditions. Click to enlarge.

Indie Brewers

(Via: Intuit. Hat Tip: Insurance Websites)

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