The Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade organization that represents the craft brewing industry, has released their list of the top 50 fastest growing craft breweries in America.
Per the BA, the list spans 27 states, covering breweries from 50 barrels annually, to 40,000 barrels. As far as growth, these breweries grew from less than 70,000 barrels collectively in 2017 to more than 170,000 barrels in 2018.
Topping the list is Lake Time Brewery in Clear Lake, Iowa, followed by Fins Big Oystery Brewery in Rehoboth, Delaware.
“Even as market competition continues to increase, these small and independent breweries and brewpubs demonstrate there are still growth opportunities across a diverse set of regions and business models,” Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Association.
In total, these brewing companies represent nearly 10 percent of total craft brewery growth by volume for the year. The list includes 13 brewpubs, 35 microbreweries, and two regional craft breweries. The full list can be found below (click to enlarge).