As of May 2013, there are 2,514 breweries in the US with an additional 1,559 currently in planning, and I personally don't believe the market can sustain them all.

Now before the nasty-grams start coming in, let me explain myself. The craft beer market is clearly expanding fast. Craft sales have increased 15.4% in volume YTD, so the US beer consumer is definitely drinking much more craft beer. This isn't the issue in my opinion, as I think craft beer will continue to steal market share from the big boys. So what is the issue? Well, there's a few.

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