CO2Meter will display our line of CO2 Safety Alarms at the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) from May 4-6, 2016 in Philadelphia, PA. We will be in booth 1958.
For craft brewers, CBC is the number one environment in North America for concentrated, affordable brewing education and idea sharing to improve brewery quality and performance. The conference is also a great social event with 10,000+ brewing industry professionals enjoying craft brews together.
BrewExpo America® allows exhibitors and buyers to develop profitable business relationships and helps brewing and brewery restaurant professionals encounter the latest and best products and services that industry vendors have to offer.
If you plan to attend the CBC and want to meet with us, send an email to Joshua.Pringle@CO2Meter.com. While you're there, be sure to register at the booth for this Brandenburger Tor beer stein.
The Brewers Association, the trade association representing small and independent American craft brewers, reports that in 2015 small and independent craft brewers represent 12 percent market share of the overall beer industry.
In 2015, craft brewers produced 24.5 million barrels, and saw a 13 percent rise in volume and a 16 percent increase in retail dollar value. Retail dollar value was estimated at $22.3 billion, representing 21 percent market share.
Additionally, in 2015 the number of operating breweries in the U.S. grew 15 percent, totaling 4,269 breweries—the most at any time in American history. Small and independent breweries account for 99 percent of the breweries in operation, broken down as follows: 2,397 microbreweries, 1,650 brewpubs and 178 regional craft breweries. Throughout the year, there were 620 new brewery openings and only 68 closings.
One of the fastest growing regions was the South, where four states—Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Texas—each saw a net increase of more than 20 breweries, establishing a strong base for future growth in the region. Combined with already existing and established breweries and brewpubs, craft brewers provided nearly 122,000 jobs, an increase of over 6,000 from the previous year.