Popularity of Craft Beers Soars

Some analysts are predicting that craft beer’s share of the beer market could jump from 5 percent in 2010 to 20 percent by 2020.

CHICAGO – Craft beer continues to grow in popularity, with double-digit growth across the board, the Chicago Tribune reports. Even the big brewers are taking notice, as with the recent transaction of Anheuser-Busch buying Goose Island craft brewery for $38.8 million.

In Chicago, craft beer is just coming into its own, with Half Acre, Two Brothers and Three Floyds struggling to keep up with demand. “We just can’t make enough beer,” said Gabriel Magliaro of Half Acre Beer Co. “Our goal every week is just to try not to run out of beer.”
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