Beer | Craft Beer (Industry)

Guide Basics Beer | Craft Beer

Guide Basics Beer | Craft Beer

Beer Industry home page instructions

Beer and Craft Beer Industry Guide

This resource puts together sources for researching the beer and specifically the craft beer industry.  Use the left side menu to navigate to additional pages of content. 


Beer | Craft Beer - start here - JSO

Below are select book/ebook titles to give you a basic understanding of Beer, Brewing, and Business.

See "books |eBooks | more" on the left-hand side for additional titles. 

Note: eBooks require CSUSM ID and Password for access. 

Image of ebook title Encyclopaedia of Brewing Encyclopaedia of Brewing
 (ebook available from ProQuest) 






Image of ebook title Beer Craft and Culture Beer, Craft and Culture: Brewing Basics, Beer Styles, Tasting Tips and Other Handy Hints to Help Get the Most out of Your Beer

(ebook available from ProQuest) 




Image shows physical book titled  The Brewers Association's guide to starting your own brewery The Brewers Association Guide to Starting your own Brewery
 (physical book title available in: Archives   HD9397.U52 C35 2013 )


Beer Industry Research Sources

Beer Industry Research Sources

Beer Industry NAICS codes

Improve your research by knowing your NAICS code(s)

Codes are used for searching Census data. NAICS codes are also helpful when searching industry information in many of our library subscription databases. Search the NAICS system to locate additional codes relevant for your industry research needs; select codes listed below 

  • 312120 Breweries (Industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in brewing beer, ale, lager, malt liquors, and nonalcoholic beer.)
  • 445310 Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores  
  • 424810 Beer and Ale Merchant Wholesalers (This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the merchant wholesale distribution of beer, ale, porter, and other fermented malt beverages)


Beer Industry Databases

Library Databases - Subscription Database Required CSUSM ID & Password for use

Research the Industry 

IBISWorld Industry Research 

  • Search by NAICS code or use Keyword 

    • Industry reports use the first 5 digits of a NAICS code

    • Specialized "sub" reports, such as Craft Beer are labeled with an OD

First Research for Industries (Mergent)

  • Search by NAICS code or use Keyword

    • Unique to this source are trending news & Social media feeds, and Call Prep Sheets (Sample Q and A to industry executives). 

ABI/Inform (Proquest)

  • Advanced search feature(s) helpful for industry research: NAICS code and Document type with a limit to Industry Report

    • Publications of Interest: BMI Industry Insights Reports, First Research Industry Profiles, Plunketts Analytics Reports, Just -Drinks,  US Industry & Market Reports, and more.


  • Search: From top menu select Report Search, from dropdown select Industry search tools. Enter either a keyword OR enter a NAICS code, click the blue show reports button.

    • Financial analysis & Market analysis reports available. 

      • Create an industry report for your market area

Books | eBooks | More

Books | eBooks | More

Library Catalog Search (general template)

Physical & online books, media, and more can be located in the following ways:

  1. Search the Library Catalog (use dropdown left-hand side for search types: subject, author, etc.)
  2. Search for an e-book, choose an e-book database from the list and use the search bar to enter terms
    • Remember off-campus access requires log-in with CSUSM User ID and Password


Beer | Craft Beer | Selected Books - JSO

Select books, eBooks, and more below

Image of ebook title Economic Perspectives on Craft Beer  Economic Perspectives on Craft Beer: A Revolution in the Global Beer Industry
(eBook via SpringerLink or Ebooks Central)






Image of ebook title Brew Your Business Brew Your Business: The Ultimate Craft Playbook
 (eBook via Proquest)






Image of physical book titles, San Diego's Top Breweries  San Diego's Top Brewers: Inside America's Craft Beer Capital 
 (Book Location: Archives   TP570 .G53 2014 )






Image of eBook title Brewing Materials and Processes Brewing Materials and Processes: A Practical Approach to Beer Excellence
 (eBook available from ScienceDirect) 






Streaming Media (off-campus access require CSUSM ID and Password)


Image of streaming video title Women who brew Women Who Brew: Breaking the Glass Ceiling for the Love of Beer
 (streaming media title available from Films on Demand)






Image of streaming video title The Green Economy: Green Beer The Green Economy: Green Beer 
 (Streaming media title available from Films on Demand)

Associations | Organizations

Associations | Organizations

Beer Associations JSO

Associations/Organizations related to Beer and Craft Beer Industry (selected)


  • The Brewers Association "The association is an organization of brewers, for brewers and by brewers" (Source: Who we are. Brewers Association). 



  • San Diego Brewer's Guild: "...a source for breweries, tradespeople, restaurants and craft beer aficionados" (Source: About us. SD Brewers Guild). 
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