Prime 50 Producing Craft Brewing Firms for 2022

The Brewers Affiliation has unveiled its 2022 Prime 50 Craft Brewing Firms and Prime 50 Total Brewing Firms. These manufacturing numbers in 2022 present that small and unbiased brewers collectively produced 24.3 million barrels of beer, on par with 2021’s numbers3. Craft’s total beer market share by quantity grew to 13.2%, up from 13.1% in 2021.

This progress in what the Brewers Affiliation defines as craft beer didn’t assist propel the expansion within the total beer market because it contracted 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.

In 2022, craft brewers supplied 189,413 direct jobs, a 9% enhance from 2021. This was pushed each by progress within the variety of breweries and a continued shift to hospitality-focused enterprise fashions.

“2022 introduced small brewers with numerous challenges, together with rising working and materials prices and growing competitors, notably in distribution,” stated Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Affiliation, in an announcement. “On this maturing and aggressive market, collective progress for the class is difficult 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 full U.S. working brewery rely 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 yr, with the continued decline reflecting a extra mature market. The closing fee elevated in 2022 however continued to stay comparatively low, at roughly 3%.

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

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

On this yr’s checklist, Bell’s Brewery from Michigan was not included because of its sale to New Belgium Brewing that’s owned by Lion in late 2021. In subsequent yr’s checklist, Stone Brewing is not going to be included because of its sale to Sapporo.

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

Within the Pacific Northwest, the area has 5 breweries make it within the Prime 50 Craft Brewing Firms. Deschutes Brewery sits at #11, Georgetown Brewing at #21, Alaskan Brewing at #32, Rogue Ales at #41, and Ninkasi Brewing at #43.

In terms of the Prime 50 Total Brewing Firms there are two Pacific Northwest breweries. Deschutes Brewery arrives at #21 and Alaskan Brewing at #42.

Right here’s a rundown on each the Prime 50 Craft and Prime 50 Total Brewing Firms.

Prime 50 Craft Brewing Firms

Prime 50 Total Brewing Firms

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

* Doesn’t embrace FMBs/FSBs. With these included, complete 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 foundations of alternating proprietorships. Unbiased: 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 information set as specified by the craft brewer definition. Progress numbers are introduced on a comparable foundation. See full methodology.

3 Quantity by craft brewers represents complete taxable manufacturing.

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

View an inventory of manufacturers included beneath the businesses within the total brewing class

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