Policy Documents

Bottling Up Innovation in Craft Brewing: A Review of the Current Barriers and Challenges

Matthew Mitchell and Christopher Koopman –
June 4, 2014

Matthew Mitchell and Christopher Koopman of the Mercatus Center examine the current set of restrictions enforced by states that hinder the growing craft beer industry. The study concludes, “Eliminating regulatory burdens for all firms would allow brewers to succeed or fail on the basis of their ability to provide the greatest value to consumers at the lowest cost to society.”