Economic Impact of Beer Tourism in Kent County, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan is home to nearly 40 popular breweries. The first and most well-known is Founders Brewing Company, which was established in 1997. Over the next decade and a half, a number of breweries opened, and the city was voted Beer City USA in 2012 and 2013. In 2016 and 2017, USA Today readers… Continue reading

Anderson Economic Group Michigan Craft Beer Analysis

The experts at Anderson Economic Group have prepared an analysis on the craft beer industry in Michigan, including interactive visualizations. The analysis shows the explosive growth of the craft beer industry in Michigan over the past four years, where the production hot spots are, and sales for each brewery over a four-year time period.  “As… Continue reading

Valuation of Distribution Rights for Beer Distributor

Anderson Economic Group was retained to value the distribution rights of a beer distributor. The rights were owned by multiple distribution companies prior to its acquisition. We provided an industry review, market analysis, economic outlook, financial review, and valuation opinion for the client. Additionally, Anderson Economic Group provided methodology and assumptions along with the valuation… Continue reading

$20M settlement reached for U.S. Consumers of Beck’s Beer

 

Financial Evaluation and Market Value Analysis: Williams v. Anheuser-Busch

 

Countries, Tastes, and the Value of Beer Franchises in the United States

Patrick L. Anderson and Ilhan K. Geckil

A review of valuation methods in the alcoholic beverage industry.

Franchise Damages and Antitrust Analysis: Diageo North America

 

Franchise Value Analysis: Heineken USA and Alaska Distributors

Franchise Value Analysis: Heineken USA and Alaska Distributors

Commerce Clause & Twenty-First Amendment Analysis: Midwest Beverage Distributor

Case Study:
Commerce Clause & Twenty-First Amendment Analysis
Midwest Beverage Distributor


One of the Midwest’s largest distributors of beer, wine, and spirits, serving 36,000 locations in multiple states, had a Michigan affiliate that was prevented from full participation in the Michigan spirits distribution market due to a provision in the Michigan Liquor Control Code. 

Anderson Economic Group was retained by the distributor to provide expert analysis for a suit filed against the state of Michigan. Out team prepared a preliminary report and affidavit which described how the state law was violating the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution. The report discussed the peculiarities of the wine industry; the importance of nationally-established standards and laws in all types of commerce; and the intersection between the XXI Amendment and the Commerce Clause.

After a unsatisfactory hearing at the district court level, our client is considering an appeal, based partially on the factual record established by our report.

Business and Brand Valuation Assessment: Leading Brewer and Importer


A leading importer and brewer of top-selling beer brands from Europe, Canada, and Mexico, asked for Anderson Economic Group to provide an analysis of a Nevada-based distributor’s valuation claims, and to help determine the information needed to prepare a complete valuation report.

Our report evaluated the market area of a distributor, its sales patterns, and the financial statements needed to prepare an assessment of damages or valuation report. We found the distributor to be missing important information from its valuation, and worked with our client to determine the strategy needed to complete an accurate valuation or lost profit calculation. Specific attention was given to the importance of brand values in the alcoholic beverage industry.