Beer Market

Beer Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth, and Industry Analysis, By Type (Lager, Ale, Malt, Stout and Porter, and Others), By Taste (Strong Beer, Light Beer, and Regular Beer), By Category (Regular, Premium, and Super Premium), By Packaging (Glass, PET Bottle, Canned, and Draught), By Production (Macro-Brewery, Micro-Brewery, Craft Brewery, and Others), By Distribution Channel (On-Trade and Off-Trade), Regional Analysis and Forecast 2032.

Food & Beverages | June 2024 | Report ID: EMR00898 | Pages: 254

Global Beer market size was USD 727.26 billion in 2023 and the market is projected to touch USD 1,287.05 billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 6.55% during the forecast period.


The beer market is highly competitive, with many multinational and regional players vying for market share. Rising demand for low-alcohol and non-alcoholic beer, growing popularity of flavored and craft beers, and increased adoption of sustainable brewing practices are among the key trends in the global beer market. In addition, urbanization, globalization, and changing drinking habits all contribute to the beer market's dynamic nature.

Despite regulatory constraints, changing demographics, and health concerns associated with alcohol consumption, the global beer market is expected to continue expanding, driven by innovation, strategic partnerships, and emerging markets.


Global Beer report scope and segmentation.

Report Attribute


Estimated Market Value (2023)

USD 727.26 billion

Projected Market Value (2032)

USD 1,287.05 billion

Base Year


Forecast Years

2024 – 2032

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- Based on By Type, By Taste, By Category, By Packaging, By Production, By Distribution Channel, & Region.

Segments Covered

By Taste, By Category, By Packaging, By Production, By Distribution Channel, & By Region.

Forecast Units

Value (USD Million or Billion), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032.

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others.

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis.

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Global Beer dynamics

One of the primary drivers of market growth is rising demand for craft and premium beers, which is driven by consumers' desire for unique flavors and experiences. Furthermore, the growing popularity of low-alcohol and non-alcoholic beer reflects changing health-conscious attitudes and regulatory pressures on alcohol use. Demographic trends also shape the market, with millennials and younger consumers preferring quality over quantity and being open to trying new beer varieties. Furthermore, globalization and urbanization play significant roles in expanding the market.

Emerging economies offer untapped growth opportunities, and urban lifestyles contribute to the proliferation of beer consumption. However, the industry faces challenges such as fluctuating raw material prices, stringent regulations related to alcohol advertising and distribution, and increasing competition from other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Sustainability concerns are also becoming increasingly important, prompting companies to adopt environmentally friendly practices throughout the brewing process.


Global Beer drivers

  • Increasing Demand for Craft and Premium Beers

Craft and premium beers are in high demand due to consumers' growing desire for unique and high-quality beer experiences. Consumers are increasingly seeking out artisanal brews with unique flavors and ingredients, resulting in an increase in craft brewery establishments worldwide. This trend is driven by a desire for authenticity and distinction, as well as an appreciation for the craftsmanship and creativity of small-scale breweries. Craft and premium beers also command higher price points, contributing to breweries' revenue growth and stimulating market innovation.

  • Rising Health Consciousness and Demand for Low-Alcohol Options

With a growing emphasis on health and wellness, there is an increased demand for low-alcohol and non-alcoholic beer options. Consumers want beverages that allow them to enjoy the social aspects of drinking while avoiding the negative health consequences associated with higher alcohol content. This trend is especially pronounced among younger demographics, who are becoming more conscious of their alcohol consumption and seeking out lighter options.

Breweries are responding to this demand by expanding their product portfolios to include a variety of low-alcohol and non-alcoholic beer offerings, leveraging innovative brewing techniques and flavor profiles to attract health-conscious consumers.



  • Stringent Regulatory Environment

The beer market is subject to a complex regulatory landscape, with different rules governing production, distribution, labeling, and advertising in different regions. Compliance with these regulations can be costly and time-consuming for breweries, especially smaller craft producers with limited funds. Furthermore, alcohol taxation policies and restrictions on alcohol advertising present challenges for market expansion and branding. To navigate the regulatory environment, breweries must invest in legal expertise and regulatory compliance measures, which can limit profit margins and impede market growth.

  • Fluctuating Raw Material Prices

The beer industry is highly dependent on agricultural commodities such as barley, hops, and water, the prices of which can fluctuate due to factors such as weather conditions, crop yields, and global supply and demand dynamics. Fluctuations in raw material prices can impact production costs for breweries, affecting profitability and pricing strategies.

Furthermore, disruptions in the supply chain, such as crop failures or trade disputes, can lead to supply shortages and price volatility, posing challenges for breweries in maintaining consistent product quality and availability. Managing raw material procurement and pricing risks requires breweries to implement effective supply chain management practices and cultivate relationships with reliable suppliers.



  • Innovation and Product Differentiation

Innovation provides a compelling opportunity for breweries to differentiate their offerings, attract new customers, and strengthen brand loyalty. Breweries can innovate in a variety of areas, including product formulation, packaging, brewing techniques, and marketing strategies. Breweries, for example, can experiment with new ingredients, flavors, and brewing methods to develop distinctive and innovative beer products that stand out in a crowded market. Breweries can also use technology to improve the brewing process, increase quality control, and maximize production efficiency. Breweries can maintain a competitive edge in the dynamic beer market by cultivating an innovative and creative culture.


Segment Overview

  • By Type

The beer market encompasses various types, each with its distinct characteristics. Lager, the most popular type globally, is known for its crispness and light body, making it a favourite among mainstream beer drinkers. Ale offers a broader spectrum of flavors, ranging from fruity and floral to rich and malty, appealing to those seeking more complexity in their beer. Malt beers, brewed predominantly from malted barley, deliver a sweet and smooth taste profile, catering to consumers with a preference for malt-forward flavors. Stout and Porter are darker beer styles with roasted malt flavors, often featuring notes of chocolate, coffee, and caramel, appealing to enthusiasts of full-bodied brews.

  • By Taste

Beers are classified by taste into three categories: Strong Beer, Light Beer, and Regular Beer, to cater to a wide range of consumer preferences. Strong beers have a higher alcohol content and bolder flavors, making them appealing to those looking for a full-bodied drinking experience. Light beers have fewer calories and a milder flavor profile, making them ideal for health-conscious consumers or those seeking a more sessionable option. Regular beers strike a balance between strength and flavor, providing a versatile choice suitable for various situations and tastes.

  • By Category

The beer market is divided into three categories: regular, premium, and super premium, based on quality and price. Regular beers are mass-produced and widely available, providing good value for everyday use. Premium beers are more expensive and are frequently associated with higher quality, ingredients, and packaging, making them appealing to consumers looking for an upgrade from standard offerings. Super Premium beers are the pinnacle of brewing craftsmanship and exclusivity, with unique ingredients, elaborate packaging, and limited production runs, appealing to connoisseurs and enthusiasts willing to pay a premium for exceptional quality and prestige.

  • By Packaging

Beer is available in four formats: glass bottles, PET bottles, cans, and draught, each with its own set of benefits and consumer preferences. Glass bottles offer a premium presentation while preserving beer quality, appealing to both traditionalists and connoisseurs. PET bottles are convenient and portable, making them ideal for outdoor activities and on-the-go consumption. Cans are lightweight, durable, and provide superior protection from light and oxygen, making them popular for canned beer. Draught beer, served on tap at bars and restaurants, provides freshness and customization options for consumers seeking a draft beer experience outside of conventional venues.

  • By Production

Beer is produced by macrobreweries, microbreweries, craft breweries, and other breweries, all of which contribute to the beer market's diversity and innovation. Macro-breweries are large-scale operations affiliated with major beer brands that focus on high-volume production and distribution. Microbreweries make smaller batches of beer with a focus on quality and craftsmanship, serving niche markets and local communities. Craft breweries are a subset of microbreweries known for their innovative and artisanal approach to brewing, frequently experimenting with new ingredients and styles. Contract breweries, brewpubs, and experimental brewing facilities are some other types of breweries that enrich the beer landscape with their unique offerings and brewing philosophies.

  • By Distribution Channel

Beer is distributed through both on-trade and off-trade channels, with each playing an important role in reaching consumers and increasing sales. On-Trade sales include those made in bars, pubs, restaurants, and other establishments where beer is consumed on-site, giving customers a social drinking experience as well as opportunities for brand engagement. Off-Trade refers to retail channels such as supermarkets, convenience stores, and liquor stores where customers buy beer for consumption off-premises, providing convenience and variety. Using both distribution channels enables breweries to expand their reach and cater to various consumer preferences and occasions.


Global Beer Overview by Region

Beer consumption is deeply ingrained in European society, with countries such as Germany and the Czech Republic boasting rich brewing traditions and a diverse range of beer styles. The region also leads in craft beer innovation, with the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Scandinavia driving growth in the premium and artisanal categories. North America boasts a vibrant craft beer scene, particularly in the United States, where microbreweries and brewpubs coexist with established macrobreweries.

Rising disposable incomes, urbanization, and changing consumer tastes are driving the Asia Pacific market, with countries like China and Japan seeing an increase in demand for premium and imported beers. Latin America showcases a growing appetite for craft and specialty beers, driven by a burgeoning middle class and increasing exposure to international trends. Africa presents untapped potential for beer market expansion, with rising urbanization and a youthful population driving demand for affordable and locally brewed beers.



Global Beer market competitive landscape

Large breweries, such as Anheuser-Busch InBev, Heineken, and SABMiller (now part of AB InBev), dominate the market due to their extensive brand portfolios and global distribution channels. These huge companies use economies of scale and marketing prowess to maintain market share and increase profitability. Meanwhile, regional breweries, particularly in Europe and North America, carve out niches by incorporating distinct regional flavors and brewing traditions, catering to local tastes and fostering brand loyalty.

The craft beer movement further diversifies the competitive landscape, with thousands of independent breweries worldwide producing innovative and artisanal beers that appeal to discerning consumers looking for authenticity and quality. Craft breweries differentiate themselves through small-batch production, creative brewing techniques, and direct-to-consumer sales channels such as taprooms and brewpubs, challenging traditional market dynamics and reshaping consumer preferences.

Key Players:

  • Heineken Holding N.V.
  • New Belgium Brewing Company, Inc.
  • Magic Hat Brewing Company
  • Boston Beer Corporation
  • Lindemans
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
  • Unibroue
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Inc.
  • Shipyard Brewing Company
  • Pyramid Brewing Co.
  • Rhinegeist Brewery
  • All Saints Brewing Company
  • Brewery Ommegang
  • Abita Brewing Company
  • HokkaidoBrewing  


Global Beer Recent Developments

  • Jan 2024, Asahi Europe & International, the global arm of Asahi Group Holdings, reveals that Peroni Nastro Azzurro 0.0%, an alcohol-free rendition of the esteemed Italian beer brand, has initiated a fresh worldwide collaboration with Ferrari. This long-term partnership will witness Peroni Nastro Azzurro 0.0% embarking on a new racing venture alongside Scuderia Ferrari and the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli series, extending its support in motorsport sponsorship.
  • May 2024, Carlsberg Malaysia revealed its updated five-year strategic plan, SAIL '27, now transformed into Accelerate SAIL. Managing Director Stefano Clini announced a bolstering of resources into seven key areas of the company.


Scope of global Beer report

Global Beer report segmentation



By Type

  • Lager
  • Ale
  • Malt
  • Stout and Porter
  • Others

By Taste

  • Strong Beer
  • Light Beer
  • Regular Beer

By Category

  • Regular
  • Premium
  • Super Premium

By Packaging

  • Glass
  • PET Bottle
  • Canned
  • Draught

By Production

  • Macro-Brewery
  • Micro-Brewery
  • Craft Brewery
  • Others

By Distribution Channel

  • On-Trade
  • Off-Trade

By Geography

  • North America (USA, and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

  • Available upon request


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Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:

  • Global Beer size and forecast: To identify and estimate the market size for global Beer market segmented By Taste, By Category, By Packaging, By Production, By Distribution Channel, and by region. Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers between 2024 and 2032.
  • Market Landscape and Trends: To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for global Beer
  • Market Influencing Factors: To find out the factors which are affecting the market of global Beer among consumers.
  • Company Profiling:  To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.

Research Methodology

Our research methodology has always been the key differentiating reason which sets us apart in comparison from the competing organizations in the industry. Our organization believes in consistency along with quality and establishing a new level with every new report we generate; our methods are acclaimed and the data/information inside the report is coveted. Our research methodology involves a combination of primary and secondary research methods. Data procurement is one of the most extensive stages in our research process. Our organization helps in assisting the clients to find the opportunities by examining the market across the globe coupled with providing economic statistics for each and every region.  The reports generated and published are based on primary & secondary research. In secondary research, we gather data for global Market through white papers, case studies, blogs, reference customers, news, articles, press releases, white papers, and research studies. We also have our paid data applications which includes hoovers, Bloomberg business week, Avention, and others.

Data Collection

Data collection is the process of gathering, measuring, and analyzing accurate and relevant data from a variety of sources to analyze market and forecast trends. Raw market data is obtained on a broad front. Data is continuously extracted and filtered to ensure only validated and authenticated sources are considered. Data is mined from a varied host of sources including secondary and primary sources.

Primary Research

After the secondary research process, we initiate the primary research phase in which we interact with companies operating within the market space. We interact with related industries to understand the factors that can drive or hamper a market. Exhaustive primary interviews are conducted. Various sources from both the supply and demand sides are interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for a report which includes suppliers, product providers, domain experts, CEOs, vice presidents, marketing & sales directors, Type & innovation directors, and related key executives from various key companies to ensure a holistic and unbiased picture of the market. 

Secondary Research

A secondary research process is conducted to identify and collect information useful for the extensive, technical, market-oriented, and comprehensive study of the market. Secondary sources include published market studies, competitive information, white papers, analyst reports, government agencies, industry and trade associations, media sources, chambers of commerce, newsletters, trade publications, magazines, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Factiva, D&B, annual reports, company house documents, investor presentations, articles, journals, blogs, and SEC filings of companies, newspapers, and so on. We have assigned weights to these parameters and quantified their market impacts using the weighted average analysis to derive the expected market growth rate.

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Market Analysis & size Estimation

Post the data mining stage, we gather our findings and analyze them, filtering out relevant insights. These are evaluated across research teams and industry experts. All this data is collected and evaluated by our analysts. The key players in the industry or markets are identified through extensive primary and secondary research. All percentage share splits, and breakdowns have been determined using secondary sources and verified through primary sources. The market size, in terms of value and volume, is determined through primary and secondary research processes, and forecasting models including the time series model, econometric model, judgmental forecasting model, the Delphi method, among Flywheel Energy Storage. Gathered information for market analysis, competitive landscape, growth trends, product development, and pricing trends is fed into the model and analyzed simultaneously.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Global Beer forecast period is 2024 - 2032.
According to global Beer research, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~ 6.55% over the next eight years.
The possible segments in global Beer are based on By Taste, By Category, By Packaging, By Production, By Distribution Channel, & by region.
The expected market size for Global Beer is USD 1,287.05 billion in 2032.
The major players in the market are Heineken Holding N.V., New Belgium Brewing Company, Inc., Magic Hat Brewing Company, Boston Beer Corporation, Lindemans, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Unibroue, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Inc., Shipyard Brewing Company, Pyramid Brewing Co., Rhinegeist Brewery, All Saints Brewing Company, Brewery Ommegang, LOST COAST BREWERY, Abita Brewing Company, JESTER KING CRAFT BREWERY LLC., and HokkaidoBrewing.

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