Unformatted text preview: growth rate represents a slowdown from the 6.5 percent volume boost posted in the same period last year. Dollar growth from craft brewers rose 9 percent in the first half of 2009, also a slowdown from 11 percent growth in last year's first half. The industry considers craft brewers ones who annually produce fewer than 2 million barrels. The group said there were 1,525 total U.S. breweries, as of July 31. That includes 962 brewpubs, 456 microbreweries and 64 regional craft breweries....
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