Breweries in the US: Market Research Report

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Breweries Market Research Report | NAICS 31212 | Oct 2015

Had too much: Revenue growth will plateau as the market becomes saturated with microbreweries

IBISWorld’s Breweries market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

During the five years to 2015, the Breweries industry has benefited from consumers opting for a growing variety of craft-style beers made from local microbreweries. Unlike traditional breweries that have bottling operations in facilities throughout the United States and, in some cases, throughout the world, small-scale breweries have become a big hit with consumers due to their local flair, variety of style offerings and quality ingredients. In the coming years, it is unlikely that microbrewery growth akin to that of the five years to 2015 will continue. As the market for specialty beers becomes saturated with microbreweries throughout the country, industry revenue is projected to gradually plateau... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Breweries industry has a moderate level of market share concentration, with the four largest brewers generating 60.9% of revenue. This represents a decline in market share since 2010. MillerCoors and Anheuser-Busch InBev dominate the industry and are responsible for the majority of all premium beer production within the United States. However, over the past five years, the industry has changed as more small players have entered the market and commanded a greater share of total revenue. Although small-scale independent breweries represent a small proportion of the industry in terms of revenue, the popularity of craft beers has led to significant growth among this class of brewers over the past five years... purchase to read more


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What is the Breweries Industry?

The Breweries industry primarily produces alcoholic beverages that use malted barley and hops such as beer, ale, malt liquor and non-alcoholic beer. This industry excludes wine, brandy, cider and distilled beverages such as vodka and rum. Bottling purchased malt beverages and manufacturing purchased malt are also excluded from this industry.

Industry Products
Premium beerSub-premium beerSuper-premium beerCraft beerProgressive adult beveragesMalt liquor
Industry Activities
Canned beer productionBottled beer productionDraft beer productionNonalcoholic beer production

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