Brewers Affiliation Shares High 50 Craft Breweries Listing for 2022 •

(Boulder, CO) — The Brewers Affiliation (BA)—the commerce affiliation representing small and unbiased (1) American craft brewers—as we speak launched annual manufacturing figures for the U.S. craft brewing trade (2). In 2022, small and unbiased brewers collectively produced 24.3 million barrels of beer, on par with 2021’s numbers (3), and craft’s general beer market share by quantity grew to 13.2%, up from 13.1% the earlier 12 months.

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The general beer market* shrank 3% by quantity in 2022. Retail greenback worth was estimated at $28.46 billion, representing a 24.6% market share and 6% progress over 2021. Gross sales progress was stronger than quantity because of pricing, share shift to smaller brewers—who usually tend to promote onsite and by way of distributed draught—in addition to the continued channel shift again to on-premise, which has a better common retail worth. Craft brewers offered 189,413 direct jobs, a 9% improve from 2021, pushed each by progress within the variety of breweries and a continued shift to hospitality-focused enterprise fashions.

“2022 offered small brewers with quite a lot of challenges, together with rising working and materials prices and rising competitors, significantly in distribution,” mentioned Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Affiliation. “On this maturing and aggressive market, collective progress for the class is tough to come back by.”

The variety of working craft breweries continued to climb in 2022, reaching an all-time excessive of 9,552, together with 2,035 microbreweries, 3,418 brewpubs, 3,838 taproom breweries, and 261 regional craft breweries. The whole U.S. working brewery depend was 9,709, up from 9,384 in 2021. All year long, there have been 549 new brewery openings and 319 closings. Openings decreased for a second consecutive 12 months, with the continued decline reflecting a extra mature market. The closing price elevated in 2022 however continued to stay comparatively low, at roughly 3%.

“The comparatively low closure price displays each the stable demand for fuller flavored native beer in addition to the flexibility and suppleness of small brewers,” added Watson.

As well as, the Brewers Affiliation additionally launched its annual listing of the highest 50 producing craft brewing corporations and general brewing corporations within the U.S., primarily based on beer gross sales quantity. Of the highest 50 general brewing corporations in 2022, 40 had been small and unbiased craft brewing corporations (4).

“Breweries that managed to maneuver up the listing organically are sometimes these which might be including incremental progress to the class,” mentioned Watson. “Each beer and craft must create new events and new beer lovers to search out progress.”

View and obtain listing of high 50 producing craft brewing corporations

Observe: Numbers are preliminary. For extra insights from Bart Watson, go to Insights & Evaluation on the Brewers Affiliation web site. The complete 2022 trade evaluation will probably be revealed within the Might/June 2023 difficulty of The New Brewer®, highlighting regional tendencies and manufacturing by particular person breweries.

* Doesn’t embrace FMBs/FSBs. With these included, whole taxed-as-beer merchandise decreased 4%.

(1) An American craft brewer is a small and unbiased brewer. Small: Annual manufacturing of 6 million barrels of beer or much less (roughly 3% of U.S. annual gross sales). Beer manufacturing is attributed to the principles of alternating proprietorships. Impartial: Lower than 25% of the craft brewery is owned or managed (or equal financial curiosity) by an alcoholic beverage trade member that isn’t itself a craft brewer. Brewer: Has a TTB Brewer’s Discover and makes beer.

(2) Absolute figures mirror the dynamic craft brewer knowledge set as specified by the craft brewer definition. Progress numbers are offered on a comparable foundation. See full methodology.

(3) Quantity by craft brewers represents whole taxable manufacturing.

(4) Determine primarily based on corporations that met the craft brewer definition for all or a part of 2022.

View a listing of manufacturers included underneath the businesses within the general brewing class.

In regards to the Brewers Affiliation

The Brewers Affiliation (BA) is the not-for-profit commerce affiliation devoted to small and unbiased American brewers, their beers, and the neighborhood of brewing lovers. The BA represents 5,600-plus U.S. breweries. The BA’s unbiased craft brewer seal is a extensively adopted image that differentiates beers by small and unbiased craft brewers. The BA organizes occasions together with the World Beer Cup®, Nice American Beer Pageant®, Craft Brewers Convention® & BrewExpo America®, SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Meals ExpertiseHomebrew Con™, Nationwide Homebrew Competitors and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® journal, and Brewers Publications® is the main writer of brewing literature within the U.S. Beer lovers are invited to study extra concerning the dynamic world of craft beer at® and about homebrewing by way of the American Homebrewers Affiliation®. Comply with us on FbTwitter, and Instagram.

The Brewers Affiliation is an equal alternative employer and doesn’t discriminate on the idea of race, shade, nationwide origin, gender, faith, age, incapacity, political opinions, sexual orientation, or marital/familial standing. The BA complies with provisions of Govt Order 13672 and the principles, laws, and related orders of the Secretary of Labor.


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