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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 | Aug 2015

Drink up: Shifts in consumer tastes have enabled the industry to grow substantially

IBISWorld’s Craft Beer Production market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Boston Beer Company Boston Beer Company market share
Yuengling Yuengling market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$5bn
Annual Growth 10-15
18.8%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
18,932
Businesses
3,794
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. 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 over the next five years.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The Craft Beer Production industry brews virtually all styles of beer and regularly experiments with different ingredients to create variant styles of beer. As a result, the industry's range of products is diverse. There are, however, several styles of beer that remain perennial favorites among craft beer enthusiasts and casual drinkers alike. India pale ales (commonly referred to as IPAs), traditional pale ales and seasonal varieties that feature limited-time ingredients and unique flavors are the most popular types of beer.

India Pale Ale (IPA)

While technically a style that exists within the broader category of pale ale beers, IPA brands are the most popular type of beer among craft beer consumers... 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 (189,000,000 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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