ALESBURG â€” A revolution is brewing within Americaâ€™s beverage industry â€” the revolutionary being craft beer.
At least thatâ€™s the claim of local beer enthusiasts, some of whom call the rise in craft beer â€œmind-blowing.â€
â€œEven in the last year, the growth has been insane,â€ said Galesburg home brewer Sam Fisk. â€œI donâ€™t buy beer a lot because I brew my own, but when I do, I donâ€™t even know what to buy because thereâ€™s always so much new stuff on the shelves.â€
It seems Fisk and other locals who have noticed craft beerâ€™s climb are not far off, based on recent numbers from the Brewers Association, the countryâ€™s largest organization of brewers.
In 2013, the association released data indicating an 18 percent growth in craft brewer volume, with craft beers representing 7.8 percent of the United Statesâ€™ total beer market.
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