A presentation given by Brewers Association Chief Economist Bart Watson at the Congrès des microbrasseries du Québec.
- Headed to Yakima to speak at Humulus U
- On my way to Orlando to speak at the Florida Brewers Conference.
- Off to Duluth to speak at the MN Craft Brewers Guild Business & Technical Conference
- was in Minneapolis to speak at Homebrew Con and the Beverage Alcohol Retailers Conference.
- In Washington DC this week for meetings and then SAVOR.
- Had a great visit with the Hawaii Craft Brewers Guild – now in Chicago for the Beer Marketers Insights Spring Seminar.
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I’ve written extensively about the importance of taprooms for many breweries’ business models. What I’ve never written before is how important they are becoming for overall craft growth. Through the first six months of the year, the TTB recorded 851,142 barrels of the total 87.8 million barrels of domestic production …More
Despite a decade of success, I STILL get calls asking if the current growth in the craft industry is a bubble. Since apparently no number of “non-bubble” posts can dispel this notion, for this post …More
Craft Update: Q2 2016 The results of the Brewers Association mid-year survey were announced today, with an estimate of 8 percent growth in the first half of the year. Although the top level number is interesting …More
In preparation for the BA’s annual mid-year release, I’ve been evaluating various data sources to fill in gaps in our survey collection. Because we typically receive fewer responses to our mid-year survey, it becomes more …More
So as not to bury the lede–if you are a brewer, please fill out our very brief mid-year survey. Link to Survey How fast is craft brewing growing in 2016? Over the past few days, there have been …More
Most of the data reported in the beer media comes from off-premise. This makes sense for a couple of reasons. First, off-premise is more than 80 percent of overall beer volume. Secondly, the data is easier to …More
One of the most interesting developments in craft business models in recent years has been the increasing importance of on-site beer sales, particularly for small production breweries. On-site sales at the brewery are not new …More
Here is the latest on the state of the craft brewing industry. Topics Growth Styles NBWA’s Beer Industry Review State Reports: Illinois Brewery Numbers What’s Next? Growth Another year has come and gone and brought with it another year of double-digit production growth. The final …More
The 2015 craft brewing growth numbers were released today. Since I know that a lot of Brewers Association brewery (and brewery-in-planning) members rely on these numbers to benchmark performance, apply for loans and a variety …More