What is the difference between a craft brewery and a microbrewery?

Many people make the mistake of thinking the terms brewery and microbrewery are interchangeable when the size of each respective business is hugely different. 

Craft breweries are independent breweries producing a much smaller volume than large-scale corporate breweries. They are ‘craft’ as they focus on creating quality beers treated as an art form created with passion and finely-honed techniques. 

As the name suggests, microbreweries are much smaller on the volume scale and produce less than 15,000 barrels yearly. A minimum of 75% or more must also be served off-site, and a microbrewery must still meet the same requirements as a craft brewery.