That’s the news from Brown’s Brewing Co., where marketing and sales director Gregg Stacy says the Brewer’s Association’s “New Brewer Annual Industry Review” listed Brown’s 2,338 barrels in 2010 as a 12% increase from the previous year. That translates to 72,478 gallons of beer. That also outpaced the brewpub segment’s growth of 6.9%. Overall, the craft brewing category enjoyed 11% growth in 2010 while the major domestic category, which includes Budweiser, Coors and Miller, was down 1.6%.
Brown’s growth was aided by special beer-paired dinners, private and public events, as well as selling beer to go in six-packs, 12-packs, growlers and kegs. Brown’s wholesale business also continues to grow with increased distribution in Capital Region restaurants, bars, beverage centers and grocery stores, including Price Chopper and Hannaford.
The Brewers Association is the craft brewing category’s leading trade organization and includes breweries, home brewers, allied trade members and beer wholesalers as members.
Brown’s Taproom, located at 417 River Street, is open seven days a week, Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday to midnight and Sunday to 10 pm.
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