In the United States, craft beer sales are quickly overtaking some of the most established brands in the country. According to the Brewers Association, craft beer sales rose 18% last year and they show no signs of slowing down. A diversified beer market is good news for beer enthusiasts and for retailers, but what about for brewers? The Brewers Association estimates regional breweries are opening at the lightning-fast rate of 1.5 per day. This means more beer, and that means more competition for aspiring brewers. How then, can independent breweries hope to build up a loyal clientele and grow to new retail locations?