For those of you who don’t know what exactly craft beer is, here’s your rundown:

According to, an American craft brewer is:

  • Small – Annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less.
  • Independent – Less than 25 percent of the craft brewery is owned or controlled by a beverage alcohol industry member that is not itself a craft brewer.
  • Traditional – A brewer that has a majority of its total beverage alcohol volume in beers whose flavor derives from traditional or innovative brewing ingredients and their fermentation. Flavored malt beverages are not considered beers.