Key Findings from the 2023 Direct-to-Consumer Beer Shipping Report

Lizzy Connolly | March 8, 2023

Craft beer drinkers want their beer shipped DtC—legally—and they are willing to pay for it. Those are among the conclusions of the third annual Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) Beer Shipping Report, released this March by Sovos ShipCompliant in partnership with the Brewers Association. The report includes a regulatory review of the DtC beer shipping channel, the latest data on consumer demand and purchase intent, and perspective from the national trade association that represents America’s craft breweries.

Report finds consumer demand has grown

While legal access to direct-to-consumer shipping of beer remains severely curtailed, this year’s survey of regular craft beer drinkers finds that interest in DtC beer shipping is higher than ever. Among the report’s insights:

The report has implications for states—most of which are missing out on the tax revenues associated with DtC wine shipping—and breweries alike.

Consumer survey methodology

This survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of Sovos ShipCompliant from January 3-5, 2023 among 756 adults ages 21+, among whom 568 drink craft beer at least once per month.

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For additional takeaways and analysis into the DtC beer channel, download the 2023 Direct-to-Consumer Beer Shipping Report.