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Beer Industry (U.S.) Research Guide: NAICS / SIC Codes

Relevant NAICS and SIC Codes

Relevant NAICS and SIC codes for this industry: 

NAICS 312120 Breweries; SIC 2082 Malt Beverages (except malt extract)

NAICS 445310 Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores; SIC 5181 Beer and Ale (beer and ale sold via retail method)

 

It is important to know these codes in order to retrieve statistical information produced by the Census as well as search certain databases by these codes.

Sources for Obtaining NAICS and SIC Codes

The links below will help you find other relevant codes you may want to identify.  You can also find NAICS and SIC codes by looking at the industry information for a company in a database like Mergent Intellect.

Applying NAICS Codes

One source you can use to apply NAICS codes is the Business Patterns database from the U.S. Census Bureau.  This can help you determine what has been the trend in a particular industry from a National, County, Metro, and Zip Code perspective.  Please note, however, that this will probably not include those establishments that are purely web-based.

You can also use NAICS and SIC codes to find Industry reports from First Research.