In 1887, there were 2011 craft breweries. In June of 2012, that number is 2403. There were only 89 in 1978. Now, Pizza Tugos has 54 different beers on tap in their Tap Room on Route 50 across from the White Marlin Mall and almost all of them are from American Craft Breweries in the United States.
According to the Brewers Association, An American Craft Brewer is:
- Small: Annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less.
- Independent: Less than 25% of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by an alcoholic beverage industry member who is not themselves a craft brewer.
- Traditional: A brewer who has either an all malt flagship (the beer which represents the greatest volume among that brewers brands) or has at least 50% of its volume in either all malt beers or in beers which use adjuncts to enhance rather than lighten flavor.
About 50% of all craft beer is from Brew Pubs, 40% are from Micro breweries, and less than 100 are from regional craft breweries. In 1897, there were
In 2012, there