CC // Crystal Ball

I am weary of throwing prediction info around. But this year I said, why not?

Here are my predictions for 2017:

  1. Craft beer revenues grows 5%-7%.
  2. The price of contract brewing decreases by 40% at the end of 2017.
  3. Restaurant Groups and Real Estate groups begin buying breweries
  4. Foreign beer groups begin buying US breweries (que Russian national anthem)
  5. More breweries open

Translated:

Breweries who are past the 3 year mark need to build a budget and stick to it. Your data is there; get disciplined. If you need to contract brew, standby and watch the John Snow battle topple prices. Trust me on this one.  Restaurants, Real Estate and foreign groups is a hunch, that’s all I’ll say for now. More breweries, it would be irresponsible if I didn’t mention it.

Happy Holidays

See you in 2017!

-cf

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