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This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in brewing beer, ale, malt liquors, and nonalcoholic beer.


NAICS Code 312120 - Breweries is a final level code of the “Manufacturing” Sector. There are 2,708 companies classified in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 55,071 people.

Industry Examples

Common types of examples within NAICS Code 312120 - Breweries are:

  • Ale brewing
  • Beer brewing
  • Beverages, beer, ale, and malt liquors, manufacturing
  • Breweries
  • Grain, brewers' spent, manufacturing
  • Lager brewing
  • Malt liquor brewing
  • Near beer brewing
  • Nonalcoholic beer brewing
  • Porter brewing
  • Stout brewing


For some business types, there may be a similar industry to NAICS Code 312120 - Breweries that is a better classification match. Establishments primarily engaged in:

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