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This comprehensive market research report on the largest beverage alcohol segment examines trends and top companies' strategies. It provides up-to-date statistics on key sub-segment trends, innovation transforming the category, leading brands, packaging and channels of distribution. It also offers data on regional markets, demographics, advertising, five-year growth projections and more.

The report presents the data in Excel spreadsheets, which it supplements with a concise executive summary highlighting key developments including the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as well as a detailed discussion of the leading beer companies.

  • 2022 Edition - Published August 2022.
  • Data through 2021 and market projections through 2026.
  • More than 170 Excel tables plus an executive summary detailing trends and comprehensive profiles of leading companies, their brands and their strategies.
  • Immediate download; PDF, Word and Excel formats; 3-user access.
Beer in the U.S. through 2026: Market Essentials
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Beer in the U.S. through 2026: Market Essentials is the culmination of an extensive body of industry research conducted each year by Beverage Marketing Corporation. This report provides in-depth market data, shedding light on various aspects of the beer market, enabling users to gain insight into this huge and multi-faceted industry and its challenges. Questions answered in this report include:

  • What are the growth prospects for regular domestic, light and imported beer in the United States?
  • How did flavored malt beverages (FMBs), including hard seltzer, perform?
  • How many gallons of beer did U.S. residents consume in 2021, and how did that differ from previous years? Which U.S. regions were strongest?
  • Which brands and segments grew in 2021 and which did not?
  • Which segments of the market will gain share by 2026?
  • How did developments in the craft beer market compare with those of large, traditional national brands?
  • Which are the leading distribution points for beer and how have market share figures changed in the past five years? What will the next five years likely bring in terms of distribution?
  • What are the prospects for a turnaround in beer by 2026?

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The report provides essential information on category volume, retail dollar and wholesale dollar sales, and per capita consumption figures. BMC's research provides an in-depth look at the leading companies and brands in the category. Multiple facets of the beer market, including regional data, volume by package type as well as volume by distribution channel, are covered in this industry report.

Advertising expenditures are broken down by 18 media types and demographic data are included, along with statistics regarding the craft and FMB segments. Backed by Beverage Marketing's reliable, all-sales-channel-inclusive data, users of this data-driven market research report get a thorough understanding of all aspects of the beer market including:

  • A look at the all-sales-channel-inclusive historical and current statistics of the beer market.
  • Data comparing packaged versus draft volume.
  • Volume, share and growth of the overall beer marketplace as well as its various segments, including domestic light, regular, and super-premium; FMBs, including hard seltzer; craft; malt liquor and more.
  • Detailed sales statistics for the leading companies and brands. Coverage includes brands offered by Anheuser-Busch InBev, Molson Coors Beverage Company, Constellation Brands Beer Division, Heineken USA, Boston Beer, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Diageo Beer Company, Sierra Nevada and New Belgium. Data include volume, growth and market share statistics for key companies and brands.
  • Data by segment.
  • Beer volume by packaging type and distribution channel.
  • Advertising expenditures of the leading beer companies and brands and a look at category spending by media type (including Internet and Hispanic-targeted advertising).
  • An understanding of the share of volume sold through key on-and-off channel outlets.
  • Demographic profiles comparing consumers of key beer brands.
  • Five-year projections for the beer market and its segments. Includes compound annual growth rates through 2026 for packaged and draft beer, regional and state volume, and volume by distribution channel.

As marketers shift their strategies and innovate to meet challenges brought on by changing consumer trends, beer will continue to be a segment to watch, especially with the recent growth in FMB volume fueled by hard seltzer brands. Beverage Marketing Corporation's report provides the reliable historical, current and projected data required to take advantage of opportunities for growth for those within, or competing against, beer.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The U.S. Beer Market

The Beer Market pg 1

  • Overview & Issues pg 1
  • Special Note on Coronavirus pg 2
  • Volume Trends pg 3
  • Per Capita Consumption Trends pg 3
  • Wholesale Dollar Sales Trends pg 4
  • Retail Dollar Sales Trends pg 4
  • Segment Trends pg 5
  • Packaging Trends pg 5
  • Distribution Trends pg 6

The Projected Beer Market pg 7

  • Overview & Issues pg 7
  • Volume Forecasts pg 8
  • Per Capita Consumption Forecasts pg 9
  • Wholesale Dollar Sales Forecasts pg 10
  • Retail Dollar Sales Forecasts pg 10

THE LEADING BEER COMPANIES AND THEIR BRANDS

The Beer Companies and Their Strategies

  • Overview pg 1
  • The Brewing Industry Responds to Covid-19 pg 5

Anheuser-Busch InBev

  • Overview pg 8
  • Marketing pg 65
  • Management pg 96

Molson Coors Beverage Company

  • Overview pg 98
  • Marketing pg 121
  • Management pg 135

Constellation Brands Beer Division

  • Overview pg 140
  • Marketing pg 144
  • Management pg 150

Heineken USA

  • Overview pg 153
  • Marketing pg 157
  • Management pg 167

The Boston Beer Company

  • Overview pg 168
  • Marketing pg 173
  • Management pg 180

D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc.

  • Overview pg 182
  • Marketing pg 186
  • Management pg 190

Diageo Beer Company

  • Overview pg 191
  • Marketing pg 194
  • Management pg 196

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

  • Overview pg 198
  • Marketing pg 201
  • Management pg 203

New Belgium Brewing Company

  • Overview pg 204
  • Marketing pg 206
  • Management pg 209

Spoetzl Brewery

  • Overview pg 210
  • Marketing pg 211
  • Management pg 212

Deschutes Brewery

  • Overview pg 213
  • Marketing pg 213
  • Management pg 216

Bell's Brewery

  • Overview pg 217
  • Marketing pg 217
  • Management pg 220

EXHIBITS

1. THE U.S. BEER MARKET

  • 1.1 U.S. Beer Market Volume by Category 1965-2026
  • 1.2 U.S. Beer Market Change in Volume by Category 1976-2026
  • 1.3 U.S. Beer Market Per Capita LDA Consumption 1965-2026
  • 1.4 U.S. Specialty Beer Market Volume by Segment 2016-2021
  • 1.5 U.S. Specialty Beer Market Share of Volume by Segment 2016-2021
  • 1.6 U.S. Specialty Beer Market Change in Volume by Segment 2017-2021
  • 1.7 U.S. Beer Market Domestic and Imported Volume, Share and Growth 1988-2026
  • 1.8 U.S. Beer Market Wholesale and Retail Dollar Sales 2005-2026
  • 1.9 U.S. Specialty Beer Market Number of Breweries 2016-2021
  • 1.10 Beer Seasonality Quarterly Volume Shares by Category 2021
  • 1.11 Beer Seasonality Quarterly Volume Shares 2005-2021

2. THE U.S. BEER MARKET BY REGION

  • 2.12 U.S. Beer Market Volume by Region 2016-2026
  • 2.13 U.S. Beer Market Share of Volume by Region 2016-2026
  • 2.14 U.S. Beer Market Change in Volume by Region 2017-2026
  • 2.15 U.S. Beer Market Per Capita LDA Consumption by Region 2016-2026
  • 2.16 U.S. Imported Beer Market Volume by Region 2016-2026
  • 2.17 U.S. Imported Beer Market Share of Volume by Region 2016-2026
  • 2.18 U.S. Imported Beer Market Change in Volume by Region 2017-2026
  • 2.19 U.S. Imported Beer Market Per Capita LDA Consumption by Region 2016-2026
  • 2.20 U.S. Specialty Beer Market Volume by Region 2016-2026
  • 2.21 U.S. Specialty Beer Market Share of Volume by Region 2016-2026
  • 2.22 U.S. Specialty Beer Market Change in Volume by Region 2017-2026
  • 2.23 East Central Beer Market Volume by State 2016-2021
  • 2.24 Southern Beer Market Volume by State 2016-2021
  • 2.25 Pacific Beer Market Volume by State 2016-2021
  • 2.26 Southwestern Beer Market Volume by State 2016-2021
  • 2.27 West Central Beer Market Volume by State 2016-2021
  • 2.28 Northeast Beer Market Volume by State 2016-2021
  • 2.29 Western Beer Market Volume by State 2016-2021
  • 2.30 The Leading Beer Consumption States Volume 2016-2021
  • 2.31 The Leading Beer Consumption States Share of Volume by State 2016-2021
  • 2.32 The Leading Beer Consumption States Change in Volume by State 2017-2021
  • 2.33 The Leading Beer Consumption States Per Capita Consumption 2016-2021

3. THE U.S. BEER MARKET BY CATEGORY

  • 3.34 U.S. Beer Market Volume by Category 2016-2026
  • 3.35 U.S. Beer Market Share of Volume by Category 2016-2026
  • 3.36 U.S. Beer Market Change in Volume by Category 2017-2026
  • 3.37 U.S. Light Beer Market Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 3.38 U.S. Light Beer Market Share of Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 3.39 U.S. Light Beer Market Change in Volume by Brand 2017-2021
  • 3.40 U.S. Premium Beer Market Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 3.41 U.S. Premium Beer Market Share of Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 3.42 U.S. Premium Beer Market Change in Volume by Brand 2017-2021
  • 3.43 U.S. Imported Beer Market Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 3.44 U.S. Imported Beer Market Share of Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 3.45 U.S. Imported Beer Market Change in Volume by Brand 2017-2021
  • 3.46 U.S. Value Beer Market Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 3.47 U.S. Value Beer Market Share of Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 3.48 U.S. Value Beer Market Change in Volume by Brand 2017-2021
  • 3.49 U.S. Superpremium Beer Market Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 3.50 U.S. Superpremium Beer Market Share of Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 3.51 U.S. Superpremium Beer Market Change in Volume by Brand 2017-2021
  • 3.52 U.S. FMB Market Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 3.53 U.S. FMB Market Share of Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 3.54 U.S. FMB Market Change in Volume by Brand 2017-2021
  • 3.55 U.S. Malt Liquor Market Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 3.56 U.S. Malt Liquor Market Share of Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 3.57 U.S. Malt Liquor Market Change in Volume by Brand 2017-2021
  • 3.58 U.S. Ice Beer Market Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 3.59 U.S. Ice Beer Market Share of Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 3.60 U.S. Ice Beer Market Change in Volume by Brand 2017-2021
  • 3.61 U.S. Craft Beer Market Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 3.62 U.S. Craft Beer Market Share of Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 3.63 U.S. Craft Beer Market Change in Volume by Brand 2017-2021
  • 3.64 U.S. Cider Market Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 3.65 U.S. Cider Market Share of Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 3.66 U.S. Cider Market Change in Volume by Brand 2017-2021
  • 3.67 U.S. Non-Alcohol Beer Market Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 3.68 U.S. Non-Alcohol Beer Market Share of Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 3.69 U.S. Non-Alcohol Beer Market Change in Volume by Brand 2017-2021
  • 3.70 U.S. Beer Market Price Categories Comparative Volumes 2016-2021
  • 3.71 U.S. Beer Market Price Categories Comparative Volume Shares 2016-2021
  • 3.72 U.S. Beer Market Price Categories Comparative Volume Growth 2017-2021

4. THE U.S. BEER IMPORTS AND EXPORTS

  • 4.73 U.S. Beer Exports Market Volume by Country 2016-2021
  • 4.74 U.S. Beer Exports Market Share of Volume by Country 2016-2021
  • 4.75 U.S. Beer Exports Market Change in Volume by Country 2017-2021
  • 4.76 U.S. Imported Beer Market Total Volume and Value 1965-2021
  • 4.77 U.S. Imported Beer Market Dollar Value by Country 2016-2021
  • 4.78 U.S. Imported Beer Market Share of Dollar Value by Country 2016-2021
  • 4.79 U.S. Imported Beer Market Change in Dollar Value by Country 2017-2021
  • 4.80 U.S. Imported Beer Market Volume by Country 2016-2021
  • 4.81 U.S. Imported Beer Market Share of Volume by Country 2016-2021
  • 4.82 U.S. Imported Beer Market Change in Volume by Country 2017-2021

5. THE U.S. BEER COMPANIES AND THEIR BRANDS

  • 5.83 Leading Beer Companies Volume 2016-2021
  • 5.84 Leading Beer Companies Share of Volume 2016-2021
  • 5.85 Leading Beer Companies Change in Volume 2017-2021
  • 5.86 Leading U.S. Craft Brewers Volume 2016-2021
  • 5.87 Leading U.S. Craft Brewers Share of Volume 2016-2021
  • 5.88 Leading U.S. Craft Brewers Change in Volume 2017-2021
  • 5.89 Leading U.S. Microbrewers Volume 2016-2021
  • 5.90 Leading U.S. Microbrewers Share of Volume 2016-2021
  • 5.91 Leading U.S. Microbrewers Change in Volume 2017-2021
  • 5.92 Leading U.S. Brewpubs Volume 2016-2021
  • 5.93 Leading U.S. Brewpubs Share of Volume 2016-2021
  • 5.94 Leading U.S. Brewpubs Change in Volume 2017-2021
  • 5.95 Anheuser-Busch Inbev Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 5.96 Anheuser-Busch Inbev Share of Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 5.97 Anheuser-Busch Inbev Change in Volume by Brand 2017-2021
  • 5.98 Molson Coors Beverage Company Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 5.99 Molson Coors Beverage Company Share of Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 5.100 Molson Coors Beverage Company Change in Volume by Brand 2017-2021
  • 5.101 Constellation Brands Beer Division Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 5.102 Constellation Brands Beer Division Share of Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 5.103 Constellation Brands Beer Division Change in Volume by Brand 2017-2021
  • 5.104 Heineken USA Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 5.105 Heineken USA Share of Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 5.106 Heineken USA Change in Volume by Brand 2017-2021
  • 5.107 Diageo Beer Company USA Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 5.108 Diageo Beer Company USA Share of Volume by Brand 2016-2021
  • 5.109 Diageo Beer Company USA Change in Volume by Brand 2017-2021
  • 5.110 The Top 15 Beer Brands Volume 2016-2021
  • 5.111 The Top 15 Beer Brands Share of Volume 2016-2021
  • 5.112 The Top 15 Beer Brands Change in Volume 2017-2021

6. THE U.S. BEER MARKET BY PACKAGED TYPE

  • 6.113 U.S. Beer Market Packaged and Draft Volume and Share 1975-2026
  • 6.114 U.S. Beer Market Change in Packaged and Draft Volume 1980-2026
  • 6.115 U.S. Beer Market Packaged Volume and Share by Container Type 1982-2026
  • 6.116 U.S. Beer Market Change in Packaged Volume by Container Type 1983-2026
  • 6.117 Regional Beer Markets Packaged and Draft Volume 2016-2026
  • 6.118 The Leading States in Packaged Beer Volume 2016-2021
  • 6.119 The Leading States in Draft Beer Volume 2016-2021
  • 6.120 Imported Beer Market Packaged and Draft Volume and Share 1972-2026
  • 6.121 Imported Beer Market Change in Packaged and Draft Volume 1973-2026
  • 6.122 U.S. Imported Packaged Beer Market Volume by Container Type 2016-2026
  • 6.123 U.S. Imported Packaged Beer Market Share of Volume by Container Type 2016-2026
  • 6.124 U.S. Imported Packaged Beer Market Change in Volume by Container Type 2017-2026
  • 6.125 U.S. Imported Packaged Beer Market Dollar Value by Container Type 2016-2026
  • 6.126 U.S. Imported Packaged Beer Market Share of Dollar Value by Container Type 2016-2026
  • 6.127 U.S. Imported Packaged Beer Market Change in Dollar Value by Container Type 2017-2026
  • 6.128 U.S. Specialty Beer Market Estimated Package and Draft Volume 2016-2021
  • 6.129 U.S. Specialty Beer Market Share of Estimated Package and Draft Volume 2016-2021
  • 6.130 U.S. Specialty Beer Market Change in Estimated Package and Draft Volume 2017-2021

7. THE U.S. BEER PRICING

  • 7.131 Consumer Price Indexes Beer and Ale vs. All Items Growth 1975-2021
  • 7.132 Producer Price Indexes Malt Beverages vs. All Items Growth 1990-2021
  • 7.133 Producer Price Index Malt Beverages vs. All Commodities Growth by Package Types 1991-2021

8. THE U.S. BEER DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS

  • 8.134 U.S. Beer Market Estimated Volume by Channel 2016-2026
  • 8.135 U.S. Beer Market Estimated Share of Volume by Channel 2016-2026
  • 8.136 U.S. Beer Market Estimated Change in Volume by Channel 2017-2026

9. THE U.S. BEER ADVERTISING EXPENDITURES

  • 9.137 Domestic and Imported Beer Market Advertising Expenditures 1981-2021
  • 9.138 U.S. Beer Market Advertising Expenditures by Category 2015-2021
  • 9.139 U.S. Beer Market Share of Advertising Expenditures by Category 2015-2021
  • 9.140 U.S. Beer Market Change in Advertising Expenditures by Category 2016-2021
  • 9.141 Leading Beer Companies Advertising Expenditures by Company 2015-2021
  • 9.142 Leading Beer Companies Share of Advertising Expenditures by Company 2015-2021
  • 9.143 Leading Beer Companies Change in Advertising Expenditures by Company 2016-2021
  • 9.144 Leading Beer Companies Advertising Dollars Per Barrel 2015-2021
  • 9.145 Leading Beer Brands Advertising Expenditures by Brand 2015-2021
  • 9.146 Leading Beer Brands Share of Advertising Expenditures by Brand 2015-2021
  • 9.147 Leading Beer Brands Change in Advertising Expenditures by Brand 2016-2021
  • 9.148 Leading Beer Brands Advertising Dollars Per Barrel 2015-2021
  • 9.149 Domestic and Imported Beer Market Advertising Expenditures by Media 2015-2021
  • 9.150 Domestic and Imported Beer Market Share of Advertising Expenditures by Media 2015-2021
  • 9.151 Domestic and Imported Beer Market Change in Advertising Expenditures by Media 2016-2021

10. DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE U.S. BEER

  • 10.152 Demographics of The Beer Consumer 2021
  • 10.153 Demographics of The Budweiser Consumer 2021
  • 10.154 Demographics of The Miller Lite Consumer 2021
  • 10.155 Demographics of The Bud Light Consumer 2021
  • 10.156 Demographics of The Corona Extra Consumer 2021
  • 10.157 Demographics of The Natural Light Consumer 2021
  • 10.158 Demographics of The Heineken Consumer 2021
  • 10.159 Demographics of The Microbrew Consumer 2021
  • 10.160 Demographics of The Samuel Adams Consumer 2021
  • 10.161 Demographics of The Hard Cider Consumer 2021

11. THE U.S. BEER PROJECTIONS

  • 11.162 The Projected U.S. Beer Market Volume 1965-2026
  • 11.163 The Projected U.S. Beer Market Change in Volume 1976-2026
  • 11.164 The Projected U.S. Beer Market Per Capita LDA Consumption 1965-2026
  • 11.165 The Projected U.S. Beer Market Volume and Growth by Category 2021-2026
  • 11.166 The Projected U.S. Beer Market Share of Volume by Category 2021-2026
  • 11.167 The Projected High-End U.S. Beer Market Volume and Growth by Category 2021-2026
  • 11.168 The Projected High-End U.S. Beer Market Share of Volume by Category 2021-2026
  • 11.169 The Projected U.S. Packaged and Draft Beer Markets Volume and Growth by Category 2021-2026
  • 11.170 The Projected U.S. Packaged and Draft Beer Markets Share of Volume by Category 2021-2026
  • 11.171 The Projected U.S. Craft Beer Market Volume 1990-2026
  • 11.172 The Projected U.S. Craft Beer Market Change in Volume 1991-2026
  • 11.173 The Projected U.S. Craft Beer Market Per Capita LDA Consumption 1990-2026
  • 11.174 The Projected U.S. Craft Beer Market Compound Annual Growth 1995-2026

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