LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A new study has found that Americans are drinking less beer overall, but craft beer is still king.

According to the Brewers Association, crafter beer sales rose nearly 4% in 2018.

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The Brewers Association said that brewer employment has more than tripled since 2010.

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The federal government says small craft-beer facilities — like brewpubs and microbreweries — are responsible for much of the growth in the number of U.S. breweries.

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Most beer production in the U.S. is still controlled by mega-producers but their market share has decreased because of growing competition.