Skip Nav
Food Video
Eat Your Heart Out With These Nutella-Stuffed Doughnuts
Original Recipes
Forget the PSL! Let's Talk About Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Harry Potter
Harry Potter's Butterbeer Made With Actual Butter and Beer

Production Limit of Craft Beer Gets Tripled From 2 Million to 6 Million

Craft Beer Gets a New Definition

Craft BeersIf you think all craft beer is small-production, then think again. Brewers Association, the trade group that represents the majority of beer companies, just announced they've broadened their definition of a "craft" brewer from a brewery that produces two million to six million barrels of beer.

This comes at a time when small-scale breweries have begun expanding to an unprecedented size. Samuel Adams, which has historically been considered a craft brewer, now produces 1.3 million barrels a year; likewise, Widmer Brothers Brewing has surpassed the 200,000 barrel mark.

Over the years, I've asked everyone — from Kurt and Rob Widmer to the brewmasters at Speakeasy Ales and Lagers — what their definition of a "craft beer" is. "That's a hard question," is the general reply. Seems like this new designation will make the situation even more complicated, as production grows larger, and small-production items become more popular. What is your definition of craft beer?

Image Source: Getty
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Easy Activated Charcoal Cocktail
Lowest Calorie Beer
Beer-Glazed Bacon Recipe
Beauty Benefits of Beer
Top 10 Highest-Calorie Beers (and the 10 Lowest!)
Calories in Popular Beers
Jason Momoa Tours Guinness Beer Brewery

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Food
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds