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Craft Beer Production: Market Research Report

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Craft Beer Production Market Research Report | NAICS OD4302 | Aug 2016

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
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Overwhelming consumer support for craft beer has led to rapid industry growth
  • Major brewers achieved a significant competitive advantage through consolidation
  • There is some concern that the number of craft breweries will eventually plateau
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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 in the United States. 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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entry into the Craft Beer Production industry are moderate. Basic brewing equipment can be purchased at a relatively low cost, provided that the brewery aims to produce and sell their product locally. Many operators can access small business loans to launch microbreweries, although larger initial investment will enable brewers to produce in higher volumes at a lower per-unit cost. In many cases, some of the industry's most successful craft beer brands started from hobbyists, homebrewers and brewpubs that chose to expand their production and sell their products to a larger audience. Gai.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Craft Beer Production Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Craft Beer Production Industry are

  • Establishment of brand names
  • Control of distribution networks
  • Marketing of products
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from beer wholesaling and Per capita disposable income in the Craft Beer Production industry impact industry performance... 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 no more than 6.0 million barrels (189,000,000 US gallons) of beer per year. A brewpub brews and sells beer on the premises and may prepare and serve 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 aleLagerWheatFruit 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from beer wholesaling
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Per capita expenditure on alcohol
  • Price of coarse grains
  • Excise tax on beer
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Current Performance
  • Beer’s new frontier
  • The craft beer craze
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Craft brewers, consolidation and copycats
  • International appeal
  • Table: Craft Beer Production Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Craft Beer Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Beer Wholesaling
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminum Manufacturing
  • Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing
  • Corn, Wheat & Soybean Wholesaling
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Printing
  • Sugar Processing
  • Wheat, Barley & Sorghum Farming
  • Wood Pallets & Skids Production
  • Products & Services
  • IPA
  • Seasonal
  • Other
  • Pale ale
  • Lager
  • Amber ale
  • Wheat
  • Fruit beer
  • Chart: Craft Beer Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 21 to 34
  • Consumers aged 35 to 44
  • Consumers aged 45 to 54
  • Consumers aged 55 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Craft Beer Production Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation, rent and utilities
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Craft Beer Production
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Craft Beer Production Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc.
    Boston Beer Company
  • Table: D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Boston Beer Company - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Craft Beer Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Craft Beer Production Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Price of coarse grains (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Craft Beer
  • Beer made by small independent brewers with annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less.
  • Dry Counties
  • Local jurisdictions in the US which prohibit, in some capacity, the sale of alcoholic beverages.
  • Growler
  • Glass or ceramic jugs filled by brewers with fresh beer and sold directly to consumers for off-premises consumption. Growlers typically range from 32 to 64 ounces.
  • Lager
  • A type of beer that is fermented and conditioned at low temperatures. Pale lager is the most widely-consumed and commercially available style of beer in the world
  • Pale Ale
  • A type of beer made through a warm fermentation process using a high proportion of pale malt, which gives it a lighter color.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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