“The Best Damn Quarter Since 1996”

Those are the words of a jubilant Paul Shipman, President and CEO of the Redhook Ale Brewery, which announced shipments of 67,900 barrels in the second quarter of 2003, compared to 63,100 barrels, a 7.6% increase. Considering it was such a terrible quarter for the beer business in general, it points to a silent trend that has bee creeping up on us: craft beers are growing.

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