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Craft Beer is Everywhere, Man

A Manufacturing Tour of America's Craft Breweries
“...Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravelbourg, Colorado, Ellensburg, Rexburg, Vicksburg, Eldorado, Larimore, Atmore, Haverstraw, Chatanika, Chaska, Nebraska, Alaska, Opelika, Baraboo, Waterloo, Kalamazoo, Kansas City, Sioux City, Cedar City and Dodge City.”   — as sung by Hank Snow, “I’ve Been Everywhere,” September 1962.

From the Island of Kaua’i, Hawaii (Kauai Island Brewing Co.), just up the road from NIST’s Time & Frequency Transmitting Station, to Bar Harbor, Maine (Bar Harbor Brewing Company); and from Fairbanks, Alaska (Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Company), to Ponce, Puerto Rico (Señorial Brewing Company), craft breweries can be found in all regions of the United States. The industry has been growing for a long time, as witnessed by this nist-quote from Sherwood Boehlert, former member, U.S. House of Representatives, “For the second straight year, craft beer is the fastest growing segment of the U.S. alcoholic beverage industry. In 2005, craft beer experienced a 9 percent increase in volume, nearly triple that of the growth experienced in the wine and spirits industry.”

A Manufacturing Tour of America's Craft Beer Industry
From the Island of Kaua’i, Hawaii (Kauai Island Brewing Co.), just up the road from NIST’s Time & Frequency Transmitting Station), to Bar Harbor, Maine (Bar Harbor Brewing Company); and from Fairbanks, Alaska (Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Company), to Ponce, Puerto Rico (Señorial Brewing Company, craft breweries can be found in all regions of the United States. The industry has been growing for a long time, as witnessed by this nist-quote from Sherwood Boehlert, former member, U.S. House of Representatives, “For the second straight year, craft beer is the fastest growing segment of the U.S. alcoholic beverage industry. In 2005, craft beer experienced a 9 percent increase in volume, nearly triple that of the growth experienced in the wine and spirits industry.”

About the author

Dave Cranmer

Dave Cranmer is the Deputy Director of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). With MEP since 1993, he has overseen...

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