The CCBA has joined with the U.S. Brewers Association and Mexico’s Acermix to revise portions of the 2017 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) for 2022. The proposal suggests the creation of a new 6-digit national insudtry code that differentiates brewpubs underneath the current 5-digit code of 72251 “Restaurants and Other Eating Places”.

The proposal acknowledges the growth of the brewpub sector and their contribution to total beer production. The separate classification is needed due to the unique characteristics of brewpubs that clearly differentiate them from the larger restaurant classification.

Read the letter in its entirety here.