May-June New Brewer magazine
You can't find it for free - but it's all there in the May-June issue (Annual Industry Review Edition) of The New Brewer magazine published by the BA. Not sure what a single copy would cost, maybe $20 or so w/ shipping. A subscription these days costs $85 for 6 issues and if you're serious about starting a brewery, you should at least join the BA as an Individual member at $155. That includes the subscription and also lets you join the BA Brewers Forum (daily email) where you can get questions asked or find out early about equipment for sale, brewers for hire, etc.
I used to work there and part of my job for the better part of 14 years was to put together all those numbers - so I know they are thorough and more complete than you'll find anywhere else. Those guys do a great job over there at BA and others may want to chime in on that note. I could be a little biased because I used to work for them.
I talk to brewers of all sizes in various parts of the country in my current role (selling hops, glassware, tap handles and yeast) and find that it's tough to generalize by size, or by region, how craft brewers are doing these days. Many are indeed struggling, or hurting. Many more are hanging in there and doing fine and will weather this slowdown. Still there are plenty who are growing rather nicely, and some growing faster than they expected, believe it or not! Anyways, buy (or borrow) the May-June New Brewer for all of that data.
Mountain West Brewery Supply, Inc., representing:
* Chrislan tap handles
* Rastal glassware
* White Labs