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California and Maryland State Data Show Trend towards Local

Before we move on to 2019 numbers, I wanted to write one last post on 2018 illustrating the challenges and opportunities that exist in the marketplace, how the continued influx of new breweries is playing out, and how brewery business models are changing.Read More

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Benchmark Your Salary and Benefits with BA Benchmarking Data

The newest round of brewery benchmarking data has been posted, starting with salary and benefits data. Learn more about what these numbers mean.Read More

Kentucky's Country Boy Brewing, which produced 14,416 barrels in 2018, has decided to focus on markets close to home.
Industry Updates

Micros: Growing and Adapting

In total, 4,521 microbreweries—packaging breweries producing up to 15,000 barrels—operated during 2018, producing 5.8 million barrels. Production at microbreweries increased 16.4 percent, far exceeding that of breweries in other categories.Read More

Chilly Water’s original brewpub location has a music-themed food menu of pub fare including sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and salads.
Industry Updates

Brewpubs: Upping Their Game

Brewpubs are continuing to hold their own. In 2018, the category was up 13 percent from the previous year, with much of that growth coming from new openings, according to Brewers Association chief economist Bart Watson.Read More

Industry Review Issue

It’s the big one! The May/June 2019 The New Brewer recaps the statistics and highlights for the craft brewing industry in 2018, a year in which craft brewers still posted 4 percent growth despite new challenges and increasing competition. The annual Industry Review includes an overview and analysis of each segment of the U.S. brewing industry (Brewpubs, Micros, Regionals, and Large + Imports), plus brewery barrelage numbers and 2018 openings and closings. We also include photos and a synopsis from the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® in Denver. Read More

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Analyzing 2018 Craft Brewery Growth

BA chief economist Bart Watson provides an in-depth analysis of some themes in the 2018 annual growth figures for the U.S. craft brewing industry.Read More

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Behind the Data: 2018 Craft Brewing Growth Methodology

With the annual release of craft brewing growth numbers, I thought it would be helpful to lay out as clearly as possible what the numbers represent and how our various topline statistics are calculated. If you’re interested in the larger …Read More

Industry Updates

TTB Labeling and Advertising Rulemaking Resources

CBC 2019 Seminar: Check Your Labels – The TTB’s Rules are About to Change – Download and Listen Following are two spreadsheets related to the Tax and Trade Bureau’s (TTB) Notice 176, Modernization of the Labeling and Advertising Regulations for Wine, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages …Read More

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Trade Practice Law Resources

The following resources are for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. Art DeCelle serves as counsel at the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He focuses his …Read More

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