A year after the Great Recession and the end of the war on drugs, wine and craft beer are gaining popularity in some of the South’s most upscale neighborhoods.
Wine and beer sales, which accounted for nearly $3.8 billion in 2016, have risen 10% in the last three years, according to data compiled by the National Wine & Spirit Wholesalers Association.
Wine has been booming for years in Atlanta, Nashville and elsewhere, and the region’s beer industry has also grown.
The region’s craft beer boom is fueling a broader push to revitalize neighborhoods by creating jobs and increasing the value of property, according the National Association of Home Builders.
But craft beer, which is often brewed at breweries in nearby states, has been particularly strong in Southern cities like Atlanta and New Orleans.
Its popularity has attracted people who can’t afford to live in the pricier suburbs.
Craft beer has also been growing in some cities like Jacksonville and Charlotte, N.C., and its popularity has been growing faster than craft beer’s.
“I’ve been really surprised,” said Robert Deutsch, founder and CEO of The Great South Brewery in New Orleans, where the beer’s popularity is especially strong.
“We’ve had a lot of folks coming here to us and saying, ‘You know what, I’m just starting out.
“There’s been a lot more interest in doing this locally,” said James Karp, founder of the New Orleans brewery Beer Asylum, which makes and markets its beers in some parts of the city. “
“You’ve got these craft breweries that have a ton of money, but they’ve also got a ton more local influence. “
There’s been a lot more interest in doing this locally,” said James Karp, founder of the New Orleans brewery Beer Asylum, which makes and markets its beers in some parts of the city.
“You’ve got these craft breweries that have a ton of money, but they’ve also got a ton more local influence.
They’ve also been doing things like putting in restaurants.”
In the last few years, craft beer breweries have expanded in many cities and states.
Atlanta has more than 400 craft breweries, and Los Angeles has about 100.
And the breweries are expanding.
According to data from the Brewers Association, about one-third of the nation of craft breweries is located in the Southern states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
In 2016, craft breweries had about 1.8 million barrels of beer in their bottling tanks, which are generally used to produce beer for consumption.
That was up from about 1 million barrels in 2010, when craft beer accounted for about 1% of the beer market.
In the past decade, craft brewing has become more mainstream, said Andrew Brink, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and author of the forthcoming book, The Great American Beer Industry: A History.
“People are starting to understand craft brewing, especially for the most part, as a craft beer style,” he said.
“It’s the beer that you get from your local grocery store, and it’s the way that the people in your neighborhood like it.”
Craft brewers are not the only ones making beer.
“Beer drinkers are not always the only drinkers,” said John Wren, an analyst at the Beer Institute of America.
“A lot of people are enjoying their beer and they are drinking it at restaurants.
And that’s not necessarily because they are paying a premium for it.”
The craft beer industry is in its third year of growth, and more than $2 billion in revenue has been made from beer since 2016.
“The beer boom, especially in the South, is going to help the economy,” Deutsch said.
In fact, beer has been one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States over the past three years.
The industry was worth about $7 billion in sales last year, according a report from research firm IBISWorld.
It’s expected to be worth about twice that in 2021.
The craft brewery boom is also bringing about some new opportunities for residents, many of whom have never tasted beer before.
In Atlanta, there are about 50 microbreweries and cideries, including a number that have been opened for years.
Those places are offering a wide variety of craft beers, including barrel-aged beers, pale ales, porters and wheat beers.
There are also a number of restaurants serving craft beer and local food.
The trend of craft-beer drinkers trying out local food has been spreading.
Some are going to restaurants where they can pick up a beer, said Amy Bohn, a manager at Atlanta’s Tap & Brews, a food truck that sells craft beer.
But others are taking the opportunity to try out different local restaurants that have already been opened.
“They are going out and trying to see what’s new, what they can do, how to take advantage of what