In 2016, the beer consumption slightly decreased, and the prices slightly decreased. Unfortunately, they increased in mid-2017. Most people wonder what affects the price of beer, usually it seems to everyone that it is the price of ingredients and the cost of production. In fact, it’s only a fraction of the cost, and the taxes and costs associated with marketing have a big impact on prices.

Calculating costs

When analyzing the costs incurred for the production of the brewery, it is necessary to distinguish the industrial and craft method. Expenditure related to the first method should include a variety of costs not only related to the production process, but also to marketing and transport. In calculating the factors affecting the price, the cost of producing the brewery, which accounts for about 37%, should be stated first. These include the purchase of raw materials, the costs of production, including employee wages, costs incurred for energy used, depreciation of machinery.

 The beer in the vats must be poured into the packaging, it’s another cost. Here you also need to mention the attractive label that you should design and manufacture, it also costs. The finished product needs to be transported to wholesalers and shops, which also affects the costs incurred. It is also important to advertise, without which no product for sale today. Of course, thanks to it you can gain popularity and more sales, but also a lot of it costs. Most of the costs are commercial margins, plus VAT, excise tax and CIT.

Production of beer in the microbrewery

In microbes, the costs of beer production are slightly different. In this case, the beer production line is used, which provides the highest quality beer. The cost of mechanical inspections is minimal. Freshly brewed beer has a very good flavor and is gaining in popularity. Machines in the mini brewery can produce about 270 liters of beer per day, that is about 500 pints. Beer is produced here by the craft method and the production process itself will be slightly more expensive than in the case of industrial production. On the other hand, costs for advertising, or transport costs to shops and wholesalers. Small entrepreneurs for brewing beer in the microbrewery will pay less excise than in the case of beer produced in a large industrial brewery. In order to settle with the tax authorities, the current measurement of tanks and the verification of measuring instruments is important. Measurements are made by the Office of Measures and Weights.

Comparing different methods of beer production, it can be said that the price is influenced by many factors related to the production process as well as the tax policy.

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