If you love craft beer …
The Lowcountry’s craft beer scene is on fire (figuratively, people, calm down), and people from off are starting to take notice.
The 50 breweries on the list represented 27 states and experienced a median growth of 163%, with the median size being 1,350 barrels of in-house production in 2018, according to a news release. The brewing companies on the list account for approximately 10% of total craft beer growth by volume for 2018.
No other S.C. brewery made the list, which was topped by Lake Time Brewery in Clear Lake, Iowa.
“Even as market competition continues to increase, these small and independent breweries and brewpubs demonstrate there are still growth opportunities across a diverse set of regions and business models,” said Bart Watson, chief economist for the Brewers Association, in a news release.
This is the second year in a row that the Brewers Association has compiled a list of the nation’s fastest-growing craft breweries. No S.C. establishment was named on the inaugural list.