Project Profile

  • A microbrewery, or craft brewery, is a modern brewery which produces a limited amount of beer.
  • The maximum amount of beer a brewery can produce and still be classed as a microbrewery varies by region and by authority, though is usually around 15,000 barrels (18,000 hectolitres/ 475,000 US gallons) a year.
  • Micro or craft breweries have adopted a different marketing strategy than large, mass-market breweries, offering products that compete on the basis of quality and diversity, instead of low price and advertising.
  • In common-sense terms, a microbrewery is a small craft brewery which seeks the support of informed beer consumers." / "A beer maker with limited capacity whose products are typically distributed within a restricted geographic region.
  • Craft Beer is an American term which is also common in Canada and New Zealand and generally refers to beer that is brewed without adjuncts and with an eye to beer style rather than mass appeal.
  • Microbreweries sell to the public by one or more of the following methods: the traditional three-tier system (brewer to wholesaler to retailer to consumer); the two-tier system (brewer acting as wholesaler to retailer to consumer); and, directly to the consumer through carry outs and/or on-site tap-room or restaurant sales.
  • Growth of the craft beer industry was 12% by volume and 16% in dollars.
  • The craft beer industry eclipsed 8 million barrels of craft beer produced in the U.S.
  • Companies that started the year in the microbrewery segment grew over 20% in 2007, showing great interest in local brewers.
  • Craft beer sales share is 3.8% by volume and 5.9% by dollars.
  • A microbrewery in eastern Germany has found success with a new niche product.
  • Microbreweries tend to have some exposures that apply specifically to them. For example, the danger of a possible breakdown in machinery, specifically the grinding mills, water tanks, brew kettles, conditioning tanks, serving tanks, taps and especially boilers.
  • The brewing process depends on specific ingredients to produce the desired type of beer. Some of these include malted barley, hops, yeast, sugar, etc. Therefore, microbreweries depend on many suppliers to make their beer.
General Information
  • Brewpubs questionnaire
  • The Origins of Microbreweries
  • Ten Great Microbreweries
  • What is a Microbrewery?
  • Microbreweries


  • Top American Microbreweries 
  • Number of breweries and employed persons 
  • Brewer From Australia
  • Brewer from Finland
  • Southern States Brewpub & Microbrewery Guide
  • Beers of the World Links :: Microbreweries

Starting Procedure

  • Development of a Microbrewery System
  • Starting a Microbreweries Business
  • How to Start a Microbrewery
  • New Product Designed For Breweries To Get In On Renewable Energy
  • A Resource Guide to Start a Microbrewery Business

Business Plan

  • Sustainable Development Fund Application Form

  • Business Plan for Boutique Beverages L.L.C.
  • A Companies Business Plan
  • Microbrewery Business Plan
  • Microbrewery Business Overview  
  • Microbreweries Business - Executive Summary


  • Microbrewery's license
  • Licensed Microbrewery Opportunity
  • Microbrewery Warehouse
  • Business authorized by a microbrewery license
  • Government Affairs & Legal Update for Microbreweries
  • State of New York Liquor Authority


  • Insurance for Microbreweries and Brewpubs – Buyer’s Guide
  • Brewing Sculpture User Guide
  • Microbrewery Guide - Microbrewery Oregon - Seattle Microbreweries
  • Brewery Control Software User Guide
  • Microbreweries Guide


  • Consultant from New Delhi in India
  • Consultant from New York
  • Business Plan Consultant
  • Consultant from Minnesota
  • US Consultant from Wilmington
  • Consultant from USA


  • Plant from Australia
  • Plant from Germany
  • Plant from South Australia
  • German Plant
  • Plant from America

Turnkey & Equipment Providers

  • Turnkey & Equipment Providers from New Zealand
  • New Zealand Turnkey & Equipment Providers from Dunedin
  • Turnkey & Equipment Providers from Austria
  • New Zealand Turnkey & Equipment Providers from Nelson
  • Turnkey & Equipment Providers from USA
  • Indian Turnkey & Equipment Providers from Kolkatta
  • Turnkey & Equipment Providers from Europe
  • Turnkey & Equipment Providers from UK
  • US Turnkey & Equipment Providers from Washington


  • Craft Beer Industry Statistics
  • U.S Craft Beer Industry
  • German microbrewery finds niche market in kosher beer
  • Irish microbrewery tax cut recognises beer trend
  • Microbrewery wants to tap public market
  • Lovers of fine beer tap into bubbling market

  • Tapping Market for Microbreweries


  • Microbrewery near airport gets Redlands' nod
  • Key functions to start up a brewery venture
  • Ingredient costs have microbreweries in US scrambling
  • Major Players in Microbreweries