Craft Beer Market Poised to Reach $210.78 Billion by 2028 | With a Strong 10.83% CAGR

Key companies covered in craft beer market are D.G. Yuengling& Son, Inc. (Pennsylvania, U.S.), Heineken N.V.(Amsterdam, Netherlands), The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (Massachusetts, U.S.), Constellation Brands, Inc. (New York, U.S.), Anheuser-Busch InBev (Leuven, Belgium), New Belgium Brewing Co. (Colorado, U.S.), Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (California, U.S.), DuvelMoortgat NV (Puurs, Belgium), Bell's Brewery, Inc. (Michigan, U.S.), Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Inc. (Delaware, U.S.) and more players profiled.

Pune,India, Sept. 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The global craft beer market size is projected to reach USD 210.78 billion by 2028, exhibiting a CAGR of 10.83% during the forecast period. The evolving consumer lifestyle and growing consumer preferences towards CBD are likely to fuel market progress. Fortune Business Insights™ mentions this information in its report titled "Craft Beer Market, 2021-2028." The market size stood at USD 95.23 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 102.59 billion in 2021.

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Leading Players Featured in the Craft Beer Market Research Report:

  • G. Yuengling& Son, Inc. (Pennsylvania, U.S.)
  • Heineken N.V.(Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (Massachusetts, U.S.)
  • Constellation Brands, Inc. (New York, U.S.)
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev (Leuven, Belgium)
  • New Belgium Brewing Co. (Colorado, U.S.)
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (California, U.S.)
  • DuvelMoortgat NV (Puurs, Belgium)
  • Bell's Brewery, Inc. (Michigan, U.S.)
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Inc. (Delaware, U.S.)

Report Scope & Segmentation:

Report AttributeDetails
Forecast Period2021-2028
Forecast CAGR10.83%
2028 Value ProjectionUSD 210.78 Billion
Craft Beer Market Size in 2021USD 102.59 Billion
Historical Data2017-2019
No. of Pages130
Report CoverageRevenue Forecast, Company Profiles, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors and Latest Trends
Segments Covered
  • By Type
  • By Geography
Regions Covered
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
Craft Beer Market DriversEmergence of Flavorful and Strong Beers to Augment Industry Growth
Rising Number of Craft and Microbreweries to Aid Growth

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By type, the market is segmented into pilsner, lager, ale, and others. By distributional channel, it is classified into off-trade and on-trade. Geographically, it is clubbed into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East & Africa. 

Highlights of the Report

The report provides a detailed analysis of the top segments and the latest trends in the market. It comprehensively discusses the driving and restraining factors and the impact of COVID-19 on the market. Additionally, it examines the regional developments and the strategies undertaken by the market's key players.

Drivers and Restraints

Emergence of Strong Beers and Incorporation of Flavors to Facilitate Market Progress

Rising popularity regarding strong beers and the adoption of flavors is expected to boost the drink's adoption. Manufacturers focus on incorporating several flavors such as malty & sweet, tart & funky, sour, fruit & spice, and others are expected to attract consumer demand. The rising socialization among the population is expected to boost the product's demand. Further, the emergence of several breweries is expected to boost the production of beers and enhance sales. Breweries focus on boosting their production to solve supply chain problems and cater to consumer's needs. As per the Brewers Association, independent and small brewers in the U.S. produced approximately 26.3 million barrels of beer in 2019. These factors are likely to drive the craft beer market growth. 

However, the availability of alternative drinks such as whiskey, rum, wine, and gin is expected to hinder market progress. 

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Regional Insights

Rapid Urbanization and Increasing Disposable Incomes to Boost Market Growth in Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific is projected to dominate the craft beer market share because of rapid urbanization and rising disposable income among the population. The Asia Pacific market stood at USD 39.78 Billion in 2020 and is expected to grow positively during the upcoming years. Evolving consumer lifestyles and rising per-capita income may propel market progress. These factors are likely to propel market progress. 

In North America, the expansion of several breweries in the U.S. is expected to boost craft beer's adoption. Further, increasing socialization trends and the rising popularity of beers are expected to boost industry progress. 

In Europe, a sudden spike in craft ale's consumption and strong demand for premium beers are likely to boost craft ale's demand. These factors are likely to fuel industry progress. 

COVID-19 Impact

Sudden Decline in Sales to Negatively Affect Market Growth

This market is expected to be negatively affected by the market growth because of the halt on production activities and lack of resources required for the production of craft beer. The rising COVID-19 patients have led to the imposition of stringent lockdown regulations, which, in turn, may negatively affect the product's sales. As per the study published by the Brewers Association, U.S. brewery sales slumped to 30.5% in May in comparison with the previous year. However, post lockdown relaxations lead to the adoption of reduced capacities and technologically advanced production techniques. This factor is likely to fuel market growth. 

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Competitive Landscape

Prominent Companies operating in the Market Announce Novel Products to Boost Brand Image

The prominent companies operating in the market launch novel products to satisfy consumer demand and boost their brand image. For example, B9 Beverages Pvt. Ltd. launched their limited edition craft beers under their Bira91 brand in April 2021 to satisfy consumers' demand for exquisite and bold flavors. This strategy may enable companies to boost their brand image. Further, the adoption of technologically advanced production technologies may enable companies to reduce labor costs, boost productivity, enhance operational efficiency, and satisfy organizational goals.

Detailed Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
    • Research Scope
    • Market Segmentation
    • Research Methodology
    • Definitions and Assumptions
  • Executive Summary
  • Market Dynamics
    • Market Drivers
    • Market Restraints
    • Market Opportunities
    • Emerging Trends
  • Key Insights
    • Overview on the Global Alcoholic Beverages Market
    • Market Dynamics of the Global Beer Market
    • Overview on Emergence of Small Breweries and its Impact on the Market
    • Supply Chain & Regulatory Analysis
    • Recent Industry Developments - Policies, Mergers & Acquisitions, and New Product Launches
    • Market Analysis and Insights (in Relation with COVID-19)
      • Impact of COVID-19 on the Market
      • Supply Chain Challenges due to the Pandemic
      • Potential Opportunities to Support the Sales during the Calamity
  • Global Craft Beer Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast, 2017-2028
    • Key Findings / Summary
    • Market Size Estimates and Forecast 
      • By Type (Value)
        • Ale
        • Lager
        • Pilsner
        • Others (Wheat Beer, Specialty Beer)
      • By Distribution Channel (Value)
        • On-Trade
        • Off-Trade
      • By Region (Value)
        • North America
        • Europe
        • Asia Pacific
        • South America
        • Middle East & Africa
  • North America Craft Beer Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast, 2017-2028
    • Key Findings / Summary
    • Market Size Estimates and Forecast 
      • By Type (Value)
        • Ale
        • Lager
        • Pilsner
        • Others (Wheat Beer, Specialty Beer)
      • By Distribution Channel (Value)
        • On-Trade
        • Off-Trade
      • By Country (Value)
        • U.S
          • By Type (Value)
            • Ale
            • Lager
            • Pilsner
            • Others (Wheat Beer, Specialty Beer)
        • Canada
          • By Type (Value)
            • Ale
            • Lager
            • Pilsner
            • Others (Wheat Beer, Specialty Beer)
        • Mexico
          • By Type (Value)
            • Ale
            • Lager
            • Pilsner
            • Others (Wheat Beer, Specialty Beer)

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Industry Development

  • February 2020: B9 Beverages Pvt. Ltd. launched 3 beers under its brand Bira91 in the U.K. The company aims to augment its market reach with this launch.

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