By Ian WyattNEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- I've mentioned that you should check out Boston Beer Company ( SAM) in the past, and right now shares are trading at a fairly attractive technical level. The company is headquartered in Boston, and while it's not likely to double in the next year, it is in a sector that tends to prove resilient regardless of what's going on in the economy. The stock has also been a constant performer, and the recent pullback from $100 to around $90 represents a good opportunity. The company has a record of profitability. With analysts expecting 10% revenue growth and 11% earnings per share growth in 2011, I believe the stock should resume its climb higher. I began covering the U.S. beer market this past summer after hearing reports of yet another blockbuster year for the Vermont Brewers Festival. With more than 30 different breweries from the region participating, the turnout was strong and the beers varied. I've since noticed the massive amount of shelf-space dedicated to craft and micro brews at my local gas stations, convenience stores, and liquor stores. After realizing that I was a huge fan of many of these frothy offerings I began researching growth stock investment opportunities in the craft brewing industry. Besides Craft Brewers Association ( HOOK), Boston Beer is the only publicly traded craft brewer in the U.S. Craft beers are produced at a small brewery with output of no more than 2 million barrels a year. According to the report released by the Brewers Association, the number of these types of breweries is steadily increasing.
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