Craft Beer Defined


An American craft brewer is small, independent and traditional.



Annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less (approximately 3 percent of U.S. annual sales). Beer production is attributed to the rules of alternating proprietorships.



Less than 25 percent of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by an alcohol industry member that is not itself a craft brewer.



A brewer that has a majority of its total beverage alcohol volume in beers whose flavor derives from traditional or innovative brewing ingredients and their fermentation. Flavored malt beverages are not considered beers.


At Riverpointe Wine & Spriits, we offer one of the area’s largest craft beer selections from independent breweries all over America and beyond. Stop by and check out the thousands of beers we have in stock. Our pick 6 section lets you mix and match your own six-pack. Also, our growler station features different styles and breweries that you can sample before you buy.