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Brewing Industry: Industry Info

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

Find articles here about the U.S. brewing industry.

Global Information

Find articles here about brewing industry research and information in other countries.

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.