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What is an American Craft Brewer?

According to the Brewers Association, an American craft brewer is defined as a small and independent brewer. What does it mean to be a small independent brewer? Learn how the Brewers Association defines small, independent and brewer below. 

Small: Annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less (approximately 3 percent of U.S. annual sales). Beer production is attributed to a brewer according to the rules of alternating proprietorships.

Independent: Less than 25 percent of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by a beverage alcohol industry member which is not itself a craft brewer.

Brewer: Has a TTB Brewer’s Notice and makes beer.

Krauski’s Bruskis, An Independent Craft Brewery

Krauski’s Bruskis is an independent craft brewery located in Downtown Gresham. As a member of the Independent Craft Brewers Association, Krauski’s Brewskis is certified as small, traditional and independent brewery dedicated to creative craft brewing. Since 2010, Krauski’s Brewskis has been Gresham’s smallest brewery, making Gresham’s biggest beers! Try a pint of their handcrafted nano brew exclusively at The Hoppy Brewer today.

What Does the Upside-Down Beer Icon Mean?

The upside-down beer icon is a symbol of how the U.S. craft beer movement literally turned the brewing industry upside-down, worldwide. According to BA Craft Beer Program Director and Publisher Julia Herz, “Craft beer has disrupted the beer market over the last three decades in a way that’s indicative of turning something upside down,”. Choosing a local brewery with the Independent Craft Brewer Seal lets you know the beer is made by a U.S. craft brewer who is also dedicated to revitalizing, shaping and building their communities.

Visit the Hoppy Brewer’s taproom in Gresham, OR, featuring 28 rotating craft beers on tap. Enjoy a pint of beer in our taproom, outdoor beer garden, or fill a growler to go.


SRC: Click to learn more about the Brewers Association’s Independent Craft Brewer Seal.