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Craft Beer Breweries

SIC 2082 | NAICS 312120

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Breweries  (view report)
Craft Beer Production  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

CBB Media, LLC
Craft Brewing Business

Online resource features news and information for small independent craft brewers, with a focus on the business of craft brewing and editorial content sections featured on the site and in the weekly e-newsletter including industry news and events, business operations and management, marketing and branding, ingredients and supplies, equipment and systems, and packaging and distribution.

First Research

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  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Brewers Association
Publications available from this organization include:

The New Brewer
Bimonthly trade journal features news and information for small and independent craft brewers, with topics covered in each issue including industry news, brewing technology, brewpub and restaurant operations, and product sales and distribution, and special features including the annual "Industry Review" (May/June issue) which ranks the top companies in each sector by annual sales volume.

Brewery Operations Benchmarking Survey
Comprehensive survey provides operating benchmarks for craft brewers, with topics addressed in the survey including product sales by category (e.g., draught, bottled, canned); brewpub/restaurant operations; advertising, marketing, and sales; geographic markets; distribution channels; financial data; and management, sales, marketing, and production personnel compensation and benefits.

Beverage Marketing Corporation
The U.S. Craft Beer Market

Comprehensive market research study provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. specialty beer market on a national and regional basis, with topics covered in the report including market volume, growth, and per capita consumption; draft and packaged beer market by segment (e.g., national specialty, regional brews, microbrews, brewpubs); and leading craft brewers, microbrewers, and brewpubs.

Beer Marketer's Insights
Craft Brew Guide

Annual reference guide provides a 10-year historical review and analysis of total shipments and top brewers' shipments in terms of volume, trends, and market share, and also covers topics such as recent trends in on-premise/off-premise distribution, market trends in top states and metro areas, profiles of top brewers, and details and analysis of recent craft brewer mergers and acquisitions.

Mintel Group Ltd.
Craft Beer - US

Market research report provides a detailed analysis of the U.S. market for this product sector from a consumer standpoint, with information provided in the report including historical and forecast sales of craft and craft-style beers by product segment, leading craft brewers by volume, best-selling brands by volume, and type of beer consumed by age, gender, household income, and geographic region.

Infiniti Research Limited
Craft Beer Market in the U.S.

Market research study provides an analysis of the craft beer market by brewery type (e.g., regional breweries, brewpubs, and microbreweries), product type (e.g., amber ale, bocks, fruit beer, India pale ale, lager, pale ale, seasonal), and distribution (e.g., on-premise, off-premise), and includes market share data for leading companies such as Boston Beer, Sierra Nevada, and New Belgium.

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Industry Financial Ratios
Breweries  Search for "312120"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
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  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Brewers Association
Brewery Operations Benchmarking Survey

Annual survey provides operating benchmarks for production breweries and brewpubs, with financial information provided in the survey including net sales breakdown by category (e.g., beer, food, other); price, cost of goods sold, and gross margin per barrel for draught and packaged sales; and sales and marketing, mortgage/rent, and administrative overhead expenses as a percentage of net revenue.

Compensation Surveys

Brewers Association
Brewery Operations Benchmarking Survey

Annual survey provides operating benchmarks for production breweries and brewpubs, with information provided in the survey including salary, wage, and bonus data for management, sales, marketing, and production employees (e.g., principal brewer, brewmaster, operations manager, production manager, head brewer, assistant brewer, cellar manager, packaging manager, and packagers/keggers/canners).


Free online service provides salary and hourly wage data for selected job positions in this industry such as brewmaster, head brewer, line cook, packaging/filling machine operator, and sales representative, with employers for which compensation data is provided including Anheuser-Busch InBev, MillerCoors, The Boston Beer Company, Inc., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., and New Belgium Brewing Company.

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