Contract Brewing and its Implications for the Beer industry

Van Kerckhoven, Sven, van Meerten, Michelangelo and Wellman, Casey, "Contract Brewing and its Implications for the Beer industry" in New Developments in the Brewing Industry: The Role of Institutions and Ownership (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020), 235-255.

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  • Author Van Kerckhoven, Sven
    van Meerten, Michelangelo
    Wellman, Casey
    Chapter Title Contract Brewing and its Implications for the Beer industry
    Book Title New Developments in the Brewing Industry: The Role of Institutions and Ownership
    Publication Date 2020
    Place of Publication Oxford
    Publisher Oxford University Press
    Start page 235
    End page 255
    Language eng
    Abstract After years of consolidation in the industry, the beer industry has recently witnessed a wave of entries by small and medium-sized “craft” brewers. As brewing beer requires a significant investment in operational facilities, many small start-up breweries have resorted to contract brewing in their start-up phase. By collaborating with a contract brewer, who typically has already made the investment in larger brewing facilities, craft brewers can benefit from the economies of scale and scope realized at the contract brewer, and slowly assess whether the market demand for their beer would require the establishment of their own facilities. As such, contract brewers have greatly accommodated the recent rise of craft breweries. However, if the demand for craft beer saturates, the impact on contract brewers will be significant.
    Copyright Holder Oxford University Press
    Copyright Year 2020
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9780198854609
    DOI 10.1093/oso/9780198854609.003.0011
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