Why the similar-sounding Small BREW Act is a better bet for crew brewers.
Washington DC, May 1, 2015 — Acording to craft beer-promoting trade group the Brewers Association, at the end of 2014 there were 3,464 breweries operating in America. The organization defined the vast majority of these producers as small, independent and traditional craft breweries. And while micro brewing has become big business over the last decade, beer still remains the second most consolidated manufacturing industry in America. A staggering 89.5 percent of the market is controlled by the top four companies.