2023 Direct-to-Consumer Beer Shipping Report
The third annual Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) Beer Shipping Report, presented by Sovos ShipCompliant and the Brewers Association, finds that consumer interest and enthusiasm for having their favorite brews shipped to their front doors has continued to grow. The report offers an in-depth analysis of a consumer poll and an economist’s review of the DtC beer shipping market.
The Sovos ShipCompliant/Harris Poll consumer survey finds that state laws are not keeping up with consumer demand. Nearly eight out of 10 (81%) regular craft beer drinkers have tried a beer while traveling that they wish they could purchase but it’s not available near their home. Additionally, 88% say there should be greater legal access to DtC beer shipping. However, as of March 2023, just 11 states and Washington, D.C. currently permit DtC beer shipping. (Regular craft beer drinkers are defined as those who drink craft beer at least once per month.)