Craft bear has become a bit of a staple in Connecticut.
So much so, according to MarketWatch.com, that Connecticut was ranked among those places that love craft beer the most.
The business news said craft beer continues to grow in popularity across the country.
However, in the Hartford/New Haven, it is more so.
MarketWatch grouped the cities in its 10th spot on its “10 cities that love craft beer the most” list.
In those places, craft beer accounts for 25.5 percent of all beer sold.
It pointed to City Steam in Hartford, Two Roads in Stratford, Thomas Hooker in Bloomfield, the Bru Rm at Bar in New Haven and nearly a dozen others that have opened since 2011 alone.
However, Connecticut pales in comparison to Portland, OR. MarketWatch said 43.5 percent of all beer sold there is of the craft variety. The city topped the list.
According to the Brewers Association, craft beer is defined as coming from a small company that produces less than 6 million barrels of beer per year. The breweries are independently owned and their beers fall into traditional categories.
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