So how can the average investor use the popularity of craft beer to their advantage? The somewhat loose definition of a craft brewer means beers produced by some well known names fall into the category, including: List average 1-year return at 22%.1. Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. ( BREW): Produces craft-brewed beers. Market cap at $135.96M, most recent closing price at $7.19. Brands include Redhook Ale Brewery, Widmer Brothers Brewing, Kona Brewing Co.
2. Boston Beer Co. Inc. ( SAM): Produces and sells alcohol beverages primarily in the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, the Caribbean, the Pacific Rim, and Mexico. Market cap at $2.15B, most recent closing price at $166.03. Brands include Samuel Adams, with 50+ seasonal and small batch varieties.
3. Molson Coors Brewing Company ( TAP): Distributes beer brands. Market cap at $9.3B, most recent closing price at $50.97. Brands include Blue Moon and its varieties, Batch 19, Third Shift Amber Lager, Colorado Native.
4. Anheuser-Busch InBev ( BUD): Engages in brewing and selling beer in North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Market cap at $152.48B, most recent closing price at $94.89. Brands include Goose Island, Shock Top. By Kapitall's Emily Smykal