Craft beer is still big business in this country.
But for the first time in decades, it seems there are fewer breweries and more small businesses competing for the best craft beer in America.
Craft beer, or craft brewing, is one of the oldest forms of craft brewing.
But over the past decade, the industry has experienced a rapid growth and consolidation, as craft brewers have struggled to get enough product to sell in their own stores.
Craft brewers have also been hit hard by the downturn in the global economy, with the number of breweries down more than 70% in 2016 alone.
Craft brewers face a tough time competing with their big-box rivals.
They’ve already been hit by a decline in consumer demand for their beers and have struggled with the changing landscape of consumer taste, as more and more consumers want more variety and lower prices.
And they’ve had to contend with rising costs for the equipment they need to brew and distribute their beer.
While some of the biggest names in the craft beer industry are facing a tough road, some smaller breweries are still struggling.
These include:The Beer Store, which operates in nearly 80 million U.S. grocery stores, is the largest retailer of beer in the country.
It is the third-largest brewery distributor in the U.A.C. and is part of the Beer Store’s “Small Brew” group.
The Beer Store has had to hire hundreds of workers to handle the increasing volume of beer it needs to ship, said a Beer Store spokeswoman.
“We need more beer, but we also need to find ways to make the best beer possible for our customers,” said the spokeswoman.
The Beer Company of America, which represents more than 90,000 craft brewers, is also facing an uncertain future.
The craft beer market in the United States is projected to grow by nearly 50% over the next five years.
But the industry’s success depends on its ability to attract consumers and win over consumers who want to experience something different and fresh, said Jeff Bader, a Beer Company spokeswoman.
While craft beer may be in a decline right now, it isn’t yet over.
The Brewers Association, a trade group for beer makers, said that as long as there is a demand for beer, craft brewers are likely to continue to grow.
“The Beer Association is optimistic about the industry in 2018 and beyond,” said a spokeswoman for the Brewers Association.
“The number of craft breweries in the world has increased dramatically over the last five years, and we continue to see strong growth in the industry.”
The Brewers Association also projects that the craft brewer market will grow by almost 500,000 barrels annually through 2026.
That’s up from about 330,000 in 2016.