In the American beer market, the Davids did well while the Goliaths struggled.
Craft brewers such as Schlafly's (which makes a nice Pumpkin beer) and Boulevard (love the Doublewide IPA) have seen their growth in the St. Louis market take off. Kevin Collison of the Kansas City Star writes about Boulevard's recent success in St. Louis.
Todd Frankel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that it's not just Schlafly's and Boulevard that are doing well. Other craft brewers, such as O'Fallon Brewery also saw a sales increase last year. He also writes that Boston Beer and Yuengling have grown so much that they can't officially be called craft brewers anymore.
What's really interesting is that the so-called macrobrewers, Miller Coors and InBev, saw sales decrease. Their sheer size and their share of the US beer market ensured that beer sales were down for the year, but some of their customers have obviously moved on to the big boys' little brothers.