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Craft Beer Production in the US: Market Research Report

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Craft Beer Production Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Beverage Production | Mar 2015

Craft beer revolution: Shifts in consumer tastes have enabled the industry to grow substantially

IBISWorld’s Craft Beer Production market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Boston Beer Company Boston Beer Company market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$5bn
Annual Growth 10-15
19.1%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
4,722
Businesses
3,266
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The past five years have transformed the Craft Beer Production industry into one of the fastest growing and most popular alcoholic beverage segments in the United States. Although the industry mostly consists of many small-sized players, there has been increasing consolidation and expansion activity among some of the industry's largest brewers. Additionally, international beer manufacturing companies have aggressively promoted their craft beer brands in an attempt to capture growing craft beer sales. In the next five years, Although craft brewers and their competitors alike have speculated that the rapid revenue growth among industry brewers is poised to plateau due to market saturation, consumer demand for craft beer will remain robust.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Craft breweries require substantial amounts of capital investment in the form of brewing vessels, fermenters, canning systems, sanitizing machines and other equipment, although this varies depending on the size of the brewer. On average, firms spend $1.08 on capital for every dollar spent on wages. Brewing equipment is purchased new or used at the inception of the business, although these investments often require continuous maintenance and repair or are simply replaced with larger systems later on. The majority of the fermentation process is mechanized, but human labor is essential for mashing, bottling and various quality control tasks... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Craft Beer Production Industry?

This industry includes microbreweries and brewpubs that produce beer for resale or consumption on premises. A microbrewery produces a limited amount of beer, typically up to 6.0 million barrels (186,000,000 US gallons) of beer per year. A brewpub brews and sells beer on the premises as well as prepares and serves food to dining patrons. A brewpub may also be considered a microbrewery if it engages in a significant amount of beer distribution on a regional level.

Industry Products
IPASeasonalPale aleAmber aleLagerWheatBockFruit beer
 
Industry Activities
Brewing and selling craft styles of ale and lagerBrewing and selling seasonal craft beersDistributing craft beers to localersManaging full-service brewpub establishments


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