Insights & Analysis

Learn about craft brewery trends, including beer styles, packaging, brewery business models, demographics, and more from the craft brewing industry’s top economist, Dr. Bart Watson.

2018 GABF Medal Winners Analyzed

It’s time for the annual Great American Beer Festival medal recap! Take a look at the breakdown of the 2018 GABF medal winners by state, geographic region, and size.

What Are you Making Beyond Beer?

As the brewing market has gotten more crowded, more and more Brewers Association members are producing products outside of just beer. In order to make sure that we’re providing our members with the best technical …More

Craft Drinkers by DMA and Gender

This addendum to the Insights and Analysis post “Shifting Demographics Among Craft Drinkers” provides additional market data on craft drinkers by gender. The data comes from Scarborough USA+ 2017 Release 2, which was fielded from …More

Early 2018 Beer Style Trends

We’re more than a 1/3 of the way through 2018, and like every year in craft, the market continues to evolve. In this post I wanted to check in on the two style trends that …More