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

The Craft Beer Production market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Boston Beer Company Boston Beer Company market share
Yuengling Yuengling market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 Analysis Chapter

The Craft Beer Production industry has completely transformed over the past decade. Once regarded as an industry made exclusively by beer purists for a niche clientele of hobbyists and homebrewers, consumption of craft beer has erupted to become one of the fastest-growing segments of alcoholic beverage sales in the United States. In the 10 years since 2005, industry revenue has grown more than 400.0%, an additional thousands of new, independent breweries and brewpubs have entered the industry, total brewery employment has doubled and the influx of new breweries has put unprecedented pressure on its ingredient suppliers... 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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