The Rise of Craft Breweries [Infographic]

At, we’re proud to have served countless professionals in a wide variety of industries. Sometimes, it really seems like there’s a surety bond for everything! The brewing industry is no exception, and — in honor of the Great American Beer Festival — has decided to take an inside look at the rise of craft breweries.

Despite the tough economy, the beer industry is ever-increasing. In fact, the total number of craft breweries in the U.S. has increased by 5% in only six months ( California has the most craft breweries, while Vermont has the most capita per craft brewery.

The Great American Beer Festival, which took place this past weekend (October 10-12, 2013) brought together the top craft brewers from across the country. Over the course of three days, five different three-hour judging sessions took place to name the top three beers in 75 different categories. The Pro-Am competition is separate from the GABF Brewery and Brewer of the Year awards. Pro-Am beers are brewed by professional brewers in collaboration with the American Homebrewers Association.

Check out’s latest infographic in conjunction with the Great American Beer Festival. If you need an alcohol bond or a bond for any other industry, you can find the bond you need online 24/7 or by phone at 1 (800) 308-4358 to speak with a surety expert about your bonding needs.

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Jon Gottschalk
Jon Gottschalk is the Senior Marketing Director for and regularly blogs at the Surety Bond Insider to keep consumers informed on new legislation and updates in the commercial surety industry. He is also a licensed property & casualty insurance producer in Missouri.