Steady pour: Industry revenue is forecast to grow as craft and microbreweries flourish

Operators in the Breweries industry in Colorado produce and distribute beer, malt liquor and nonalcoholic beer in either canned or bottled packaging. Over the five years to 2018, the industry experienced robust growth, as craft breweries continued to flood the industry and entice consumers with new and interesting brewing styles and beers. Additionally, over the five years to 2018, consumer spending in Colorado is expected to increase an annualized 3.9%. As consumer spending in the state increases, the industry benefits, as consumers generally end up spending more on discretionary purchases, such as beer and malt liquor. As a result, over the five years to 2018, industry revenue in Colorado is expected to increase an annualized 4.1% to $6.3 billion...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Beer is expected to capture a slightly smaller share of consumers’ demand for alcoholic beverages
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

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    Additional Insights for the Breweries in Colorado Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Breweries in Colorado Industry are

  • Establishment of brand names
  • Control of distribution arrangements
  • Marketing of differentiated products
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita expenditure on alcohol and Consumer Spending in Colorado in the Breweries in Colorado industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Breweries in Colorado Industry?

    The Breweries industry primarily produces alcoholic beverages made from malted barley and hops such as beer, malt liquor and nonalcoholic 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 beer
  • Sub-premium beer
  • Super premium beer
  • Craft beer
  • Malt
  • Industry Activities
  • Canned beer production
  • Bottled beer production
  • Draft beer production
  • Nonalcoholic beer production
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita expenditure on alcohol
  • Consumer Spending in Colorado
  • Excise tax on beer
  • Demand from wineries

  • Current Performance
    Industry Outlook
    Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Breweries in Colorado Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Beer Wholesaling
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing
  • Corn, Wheat & Soybean Wholesaling
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Printing
  • Sugar Processing
  • Wheat, Barley & Sorghum Farming
  • Wood Pallets & Skids Production

  • Products & Services
  • Premium beer
  • Sub-premium beer
  • Craft beer
  • Super premium beer
  • Malt
  • Chart: Breweries in Colorado Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Liquor stores
  • Other foodservice establishments
  • Convenience stores
  • Other
  • Bars and nightclubs
  • Supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Breweries in Colorado Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Breweries in Colorado

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
    Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, Molson Coors Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Company, Odell Brewing Co.,
  • Table: Anheuser-Busch InBev SA - financial performance
  • Table: Molson Coors Brewing Company - financial performance
  • Table: New Belgium Brewing Company - financial performance
  • Table: Odell Brewing Co. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Breweries in Colorado Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Breweries in Colorado Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Per capita expenditure on alcohol (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Optional ingredients used during brewing process as either a supplement to the primary grain bill or as a replacement for more costly ingredients.
  • Barrel
  • A container for beer that is equivalent to 2 kegs, 31 gallons, 1.17 hectoliters or 330 12-ounce servings of beer.
  • Brewpub
  • A restaurant-brewery that sells more than 25.0% of its beer on-site.
  • Craft Brewer
  • A brewery that has annual production of less than six million barrels and has fewer than 25.0% of its ownership in the hands of a non-craft brewer. It typically targets local and regional markets.
  • Fining Agents
  • Optional beer clarifying agents added during the brewing process to coagulate proteins that would otherwise result in a cloudy or hazy beer presentation.
  • Malt Beverage
  • The general name for products made with malted barley or hops. It must derive the majority of its alcohol content from the fermentation of brewing ingredients.
  • Malt Liquor
  • Defined as a malt beverage with an alcohol content of higher than 6.0% in most states; this term has legal and tax implications for brewers and distributors.
  • Microbreweries
  • Breweries that each produce fewer than 15,000 barrels of beer per year with 75.0% or more of its beer sold off-site.
  • Regional Breweries
  • Breweries with annual beer production between 15,000 and 6 million barrels each. Also referred to as small breweries.
  • Sparging
  • The process by which grain-soaked water is filtered and drained before being boiled and ultimately fermented.
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