January marks the collection period of the Brewers Association's Annual Brewing Industry Production Survey (BIPS). The production data survey provides the foundation for the craft beer industry statistical analysis of the calendar year and provides the Brewers Association membership with resources for the craft brewing industry. BIPS enables the Brewers Association to promote industry growth and trends in a positive light and with a clear message. Survey results will be presented at the Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America in Washington, D.C. in March 2013 and in the May/June issue of The New Brewer.
Breweries who wish not to have their sales numbers published are asked to still fill out the entire survey, but to check the Do Not Publish box on the survey form. The Brewers Association will not publish the production numbers of any brewery that requests them not to.
U.S. breweries should have already received a bright green survey in the mail. For additional ways to fill out this very important survey, or for any questions U.S. brewers may have, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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