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Types of Breweries
The brewing industry is made up of macrobreweries, microbreweries, nanobreweries, and craft breweries. While no singular definition is available for each of these terms it is important to keep them in mind when searching for information on the brewing industry because this affects the way you will want to interpret the information, or how you might want to search for it.
A NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) code is the code provided by the Census to track statistical information about these industries. NAICS codes are most often used in resources to help users find industry information and companies similar to each other.
Breweries - 312120
Craft Beer Production - OD4302
Global Beer Manufacturing - C1121-GL
Wineries in the US - 31213
A SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) Code is an older indstry classification system mainly replaced by NAICS in the late 1990's.
Malt Beverages - 2082
U.S. Brewing Industry
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Business Insights: Essentials
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IBISWorld Industry Market Research
IBIS World Industry Research Reports provides current reports on U.S. industries. Each report consists of 30 to 40 pages of key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and forecast performance, major industry participants and more. The Library subscribes only to this section of IBISWorld.
A directory of 12 million businesses and 120 million households. The business directory includes non-profit and government organizations searchable by a variety of criteria, including industry type, location, and sales volume.
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Euromonitor's online market research tool, formerly called GMID or Global Market Information Database, monitors economic trends and gives strategic analysis, market size, and market share for numerous products across key countries. Passport includes demographic, psychographic, economic and marketing reports, and statistics, which are comparable across countries. It provides country profiles that include economic news and emerging sectors, and integrated data sets that provide historical trends and forecasting numbers. Datasets may be downloaded to Excel.
Books and eBooks
These are just a few of the books and ebooks we have available in the library about beer and and the brewing industry.
Ambitious Brew by
Call Number: TP577 .O46 2007
Publication Date: 2007
The Oxford Companion to Beer by
Call Number: TP570 .O94 2012
Publication Date: 2011
The first major reference work to investigate the history and vast scope of beer, The Oxford Companion to Beer features more than 1,100 A-Z entries written by 166 of the world's most prominent beer experts.