This bibliography is indicative of what you can readily find and download on beer-related topics. Some of these are ancillary to the economics of strategy, such as nutritional, public health or taxation issues. But even those tend to contain or be framed in terms of the structure of demand and the organization of the industry. I also include several recent books as well as magazine pieces, interesting and/or useful as background but not academic in nature.
I found most of these through EconPapers pared with the library journals list.
Abbott, A. J., K. A. Lawler, and M. C. H. Ling. 1997. “Advertising Investment in the UK Brewing Industry: An Empirical Analysis.” Economic Issues 2(1): 55–66.
Adams, William James. 2006. “Markets: Beer in Germany and the United States.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 20(1): 189–206.
Acitelli, Tom. 2013. The Audacity of Hops: The History of America’s Craft Beer Revolution. Chicago: Chicago Review Press.
Ashenfelter, Orley, Daniel S. Hosken, and Matthew C. Weinberg. 2015. “Efficiencies Brewed: Pricing and Consolidation in the US Beer Industry.” RAND Journal of Economics 46 (2): 328–61.
Bamforth, Charles W. 2002. “Nutritional Aspects of Beer—a Review.” Nutrition Research, Preventive Nutrition, 22 (1–2): 227–37.
Barnett, Andrew, Carlos Velasco, and Charles Spence. 2016. “Bottled vs. Canned Beer: Do They Really Taste Different?” Beverages 2:4, 25.
Beatty, Edward. 2009. “Bottles for Beer: The Business of Technological Innovation in Mexico, 1890-1920.” Business History Review 83 (2): 317–48.
Beerli, Andreas, Franziska Weiss, and Fabrizio Zilibotti. 2018. “Demand Forces of Technical Change: Evidence from the Chinese Manufacturing Industry.” ECON – Working Paper 277. Department of Economics – University of Zurich.
Boland, Michael A., and Gary W. Brester. 2006. “Vertical Integration in the Malting Barley Industry: A ‘Silver Bullet’ for Coors?” Review of Agricultural Economics 28 (2): 272–82.
Bostwick, William. 2015. The Brewer’s Tale: A History of the World According to Beer. New York: W. W. Norton.
Bray, Jeremy W., Brett R. Loomis, and Mark Engelen. 2009. “You Save Money When You Buy in Bulk: Does Volume-Based Pricing Cause People to Buy More Beer?” Health Economics 18(5): 607–18.
Buschena, David E., Richard S. Gray, and Ethan Severson. 1998. “Changing Structures in the Barley Production and Malting Industries of the United States and Canada.” Trade Research Center Policy Issues Paper 29168. Montana State University, Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics.
Calvo Porral, Cristina, Normand Bourgault, and Domingo Calvo Dopico. 2013. “Brewing the Recipe for Beer Brand Equity.” European Research Studies 16(2): 85–100.
Calvo-Porral, Cristina, and Paulino Montes-Solla. 2013. “Drivers of Value in the Beer Market: Comparing an Imported and a National Brand.” European Research Studies 16(3): 19–45.
Cesur, Resul, and Inas Rashad Kelly. 2014. “Who Pays the Bar Tab? Beer Consumption and Economic Growth in the United States.” Economic Inquiry 52:1, 477–94.
Chen, Chia-Wen. 2014. “Estimating the Foreclosure Effect of Exclusive Dealing: Evidence from the Entry of Specialty Beer Producers.” International Journal of Industrial Organization 37 (November): 47–64.
—– and Shiou Shieh. 2016a. “Does Exclusive Dealing Matter? Evidence from Distribution Contract Changes in the U.S. Beer Industry.” Journal of Industrial Economics 64 (3): 411–35.
Clay, Karen, and Werner Troesken. 2002. “Strategic Behavior in Whiskey Distilling, 1887-1895.” Journal of Economic History 62:4 (December): 999–1023.
Colen, Liesbeth, and Johan Swinnen. 2016. “Economic Growth, Globalisation and Beer Consumption.” Journal of Agricultural Economics 67 (1): 186–207.
Deconinck, Koen, and Johan Swinnen. 2015. “Peer Effects and the Rise of Beer in Russia.” Food Policy 51 (February): 83–96.
Donnar, Ryan, and Keith Jakee. 2004. “Australian Beer Wars and Pub Demand: How Vertical Restraints Improved the Drinking Experience.” Applied Economics 36 (14): 1613–22.
Eckert, Andrew, and Douglas S. West. 2013. “Proliferation of Brewers’ Brands and Price Uniformity in Canadian Beer Markets.” Review of Industrial Organization 42(1): 63–83.
Elzinga, Kenneth G., Carol Horton Tremblay, and Victor J. Tremblay. 2015. “Craft Beer in the United States: History, Numbers, and Geography.” Journal of Wine Economics 10(3): 242–74.
Empen, Janine, and Stephen F. Hamilton. 2015. “How Do Retailers Price Beer During Periods of Peak Demand? Evidence from Game Weeks of the German Bundesliga.” Southern Economic Journal 81:3: 679–96.
Esposti, Roberto, Matteo Fastigi, Francesco Orazi, and Elena Viganò. 2015. “The Irresistible Rise of Craft Breweries in Italy: Magic out of Nowhere or Just Another Example of Agro-Food Diversification?” 2015 Fourth Congress, June 11-12, 2015, Ancona, Italy 207271. Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AIEAA).
Esterik, Penny Van, and Joel Greer. 1985. “Beer Consumption and Third World Nutrition.” Food Policy 10:1 (February): 11–13.
Esteve-Perez, Silviano. 2012. “Consolidation by Merger: The UK Beer Market.” Small Business Economics 39 (1): 207–29.
Färe, Rolf, Shawna Grosskopf, Barry J Seldon, and Victor J Tremblay. 2004. “Advertising Efficiency and the Choice of Media Mix: A Case of Beer.” International Journal of Industrial Organization 22 (4): 503–22.
Fodor, Mónika, Katalin Medvene Szabad, and Attila Szûcs. 2013. “How to Sell Something Else, Which Is Actually the Same – Beer to Women?!” Proceedings- 11th International Conference on Mangement, Enterprise and Benchmarking (MEB 2013). Óbuda University, Keleti Faculty of Business and Management.
Fogarty, James. 2010. “The Demand for Beer, Wine and Spirits: A Survey of the Literature.” Journal of Economic Surveys 24 (3): 428–78.
Friberg, Richard, and André Romahn. 2015. “Divestiture Requirements as a Tool for Competition Policy: A Case from the Swedish Beer Market.” International Journal of Industrial Organization 42 (September): 1–18.
Garavaglia, Christian, and Johan Swinnen. 2017. “The Craft Beer Revolution: An International Perspective.” Choices: The Magazine of Food, Farm & Resource Issues 32 (3): 1.
George, Lisa M. 2009. “Symposium on Advertising and Disclosure: National Television and the Market for Local Products: The Case of Beer.” Journal of Industrial Economics 57 (1): 85–111.
———. 2011. “The Growth of Television and the Decline of Local Beer.” In The Economics of Beer, edited by Johan F. M. Swinnen, 213–26. Oxford University Press.
Goel, Rajeev K., James E. Payne, and James W. Saunoris. 2016. “Spillovers from the Beer Market to U.S. Cigarette Demand.” Economic Modelling 55: 292–97.
Grieco, Paul, Joris Pinkse, and Margaret Slade. 2018. “Brewed in North America: Mergers, Marginal Costs, and Efficiency.” International Journal of Industrial Organization 59 (July): 24–65.
Hancock, G. D. 2010. “How Much Is Too Much? The Case of the Anheuser-Busch INBEV Takeover.” International Review of Accounting, Banking and Finance 2 (1): 22–30.
Hartmann, Wesley R., and Daniel Klapper. 2015. “Super Bowl Ads.” Research Paper. Stanford University, Graduate School of Business.
He, Xi, and Rigoberto Lopez. 2016. “Do Firms Price and Advertise to Maximize Profits? Evidence from U.S. Food Industries.” 2016 Annual Meeting, July 31-August 2, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts 235436. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
Hernández, Carlos Eduardo. 2015. “Product Switching, Adaptation and Firm Survival in the Brewing Industry during Prohibition.” Working Paper, UCLA, November.
Ho, Shuay-Tsyr, Mingyang Qu, Bradley Rickard, Marco Costanigro, and Edward McLaughlin. 2016. “Retail Alcohol Availability and Product Diversity.” 2016 Annual Meeting, July 31-August 2, 2016, Boston. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
Hoke, Omer, and Chad Cotti. 2015. “The Impact of Large Container Beer Purchases on Alcohol-Related Fatal Vehicle Accidents.” Contemporary Economic Policy 33 (3): 477–87.
Horvath, Michael, Fabiano Schivardi, and Michael Woywode. 2001. “On Industry Life-Cycles: Delay, Entry, and Shakeout in Beer Brewing.” International Journal of Industrial Organization, 19 (7): 1023–52.
Hotchkiss, Julie L., and Yanling Qi. 2015. “The Impact on Employment and Hours of Allowing Sunday Alcohol Sales in Georgia.” FRB Atlanta Working Paper 2015-10. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
Hou, Rui, Jianmei Yang, Canzhong Yao, and Bill McKelvey. 2015. “How Does Competition Structure Affect Industry Merger Waves? A Network Analysis Perspective.” Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications 429 (C): 140–56.
Howard, Philip H. 2018. “Craftwashing in the U.S. Beer Industry.” Beverages, 1–13 (EconStor Open Access Articles).
Iwasaki, Natsuko, Yasushi Kudo, Carol Horton Tremblay, and Victor J. Tremblay. 2008. “The Advertising-Price Relationship: Theory and Evidence.” International Journal of the Economics of Business 15(2): 149–67.
Jacobsen, Grant. 2015. “Consumers, Experts, and Online Product Evaluations: Evidence from the Brewing Industry.” Journal of Public Economics 126 (C): 114–23.
Janda, Karel, and Jakub Mikolasek. 2011. “Success in Economic Transformation of the Czech Beer Industry and Its Social Costs and Benefits.” Transformations in Business and Economics 10 (3): 117–37.
Karagiannis, Giannis, Magnus Kellermann, Simon Pröll, and Klaus Salhofer. 2017. “Markup and Product Differentiation in the German Brewing Sector.” 57th Annual Conference, Weihenstephan, Germany, September 13-15, 2017. German Association of Agricultural Economists (GEWISOLA).
Kim, Minki, and Hailey Hayeon Joo. 2014. “What Makes You Grab Low Carb Beers?” Applied Economics 46 (13): 1526–34.
_____ and Pradeep K. Chintagunta. 2012. “Investigating Brand Preferences across Social Groups and Consumption Contexts.” Quantitative Marketing and Economics 10(3): 305–33.
Kozak, Vratislav. 2013. “Analysis of Reasons for Beer Consumption Drop in the Czech Republic.” Ekonomie a Management 16(3): 130–38.
la Cour, L., and A. Milhøj. 2009. “The Sale of Alcohol in Denmark – Recent Developments and Dependencies on Prices/taxes.” Applied Economics 41 (9): 1089–1103.
Lariviere, Eric, Bruno Larue, and Jim Chalfant. 2000. “Modeling the Demand for Alcoholic Beverages and Advertising Specifications.” Agricultural Economics 22(2): 147–62.
Lee, Byunglak, and Victor J. Tremblay. 1992. “Advertising and the U.S. Market Demand for Beer.” Applied Economics 24(1): 69–76.
Lee, Li Way. 1997. “Persuasive Advertising and Socialization.” International Journal of the Economics of Business 4(2): 203–14.
Madsen, Erik. 2017. “Branding and Performance in the Global Beer Market.” Economics Working Paper. Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University.
—– and Yanqing Wu. 2014. “Globalization of Brewing and Economies of Scale.” Economics Working Paper. Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University.
Malone, Trey, and Jayson Lusk. 2015. “How Markets Alleviate the Excessive Choice Effect: A Field Experiment on Craft Beer Choice.” 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, July 26-28, San Francisco, California 205965. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
Mamillo, Denisa. 2015. “Supply Chain Collaboration under Uncertainty in the Albanian Beer Market.” Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy 3 (1): 99–117.
Marcus, Jan, and Thomas Siedler. 2015. “Reducing Binge Drinking? The Effect of a Ban on Late-Night off-Premise Alcohol Sales on Alcohol-Related Hospital Stays in Germany.” Journal of Public Economics 123 (March): 55–77.
Masson, Paul R. and Sen, Anindya Sen. 2014. “Uncorking a Strange Brew: The Need for More Competition in Ontario’s Alcoholic Beverage Retailing System.” C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, no. 414.
Mixon, Franklin G., Jr., and Kamal P. Upadhyaya. 1996. “Advertising as Special Service Provision under Non-Price Vertical Restraints: Exclusive Territories in Beer Distribution.” Applied Economics 28(4): 433–39.
Molla Descals, Alejandro, Maria Eugenia Ruiz Molina, and Miguel Angel Gomez-Borja. 2014. “Consumer Response to Crisis: A Time-Series Analysis of Purchases and Use of Promotions for Beer Product Category.” EsicMarket, no. 148 (May): 241–56.
Nakajima, Toru. 2016. “Can Non-Alcoholic Beer Be a Substitute for Beer? Evidence from Differentiated Product Demand Model Estimation Using Scanner Data.” 2016 Annual Meeting, July 31-August 2, 2016, Boston. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
Nelson, Jon P. 2005. “Beer Advertising and Marketing Update: Structure, Conduct, and Social Costs.” Review of Industrial Organization 26(3): 269–306.
———. 2006. “Alcohol Advertising in Magazines: Do Beer, Wine, and Spirits Ads Target Youth?” Contemporary Economic Policy 24 (3): 357–69.
———. 2010. “Alcohol Advertising Bans, Consumption and Control Policies in Seventeen OECD Countries, 1975-2000.” Applied Economics 42 (7): 803–23.
Nelson, Jon P., and Douglas J. Young. 2008. “Effects of Youth, Price, and Audience Size on Alcohol Advertising in Magazines.” Health Economics 17(4): 551–56.
Ninomiya, Mari 二宮麻里. 2014. “高度成長期の酒類流通とビール特約店制度の形成.” 福岡大学商学論叢 59 (1): 29–52.
Nuvolari, Alessandro, and James Sumner. 2012. “Inventors, Patents and Inventive Activites in the English Brewing Industry, 1634-1850.” Pisa, Italy: Laboratory of Economics and Management, Institute of Economics, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, October.
Ogle, Maureen. 2007. Ambitious brew: the story of American beer. Orlando: Harcourt. 978-0-15-603359-6.
Park, Sangin. 2009. “An Empirical Testing of Leverage Effects via the Common Distribution Network.” International Review of Law and Economics 29:2 (June): 143–52.
Patton Culbertson, W., and David Bradford. 1991. “The Price of Beer: Some Evidence from Interstate Comparisons.” International Journal of Industrial Organization 9 (2): 275–89.
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Rauch, Ferdinand. 2013. “Advertising Expenditure and Consumer Prices.” International Journal of Industrial Organization 31 (4): 331–41.
Rojas, Christian. 2005. “Does the King Use Its Power? Price Competition in U.S. Brewing.” Research Reports. University of Connecticut, Food Marketing Policy Center.
———. 2008. “Price Competition in U.S. Brewing.” Journal of Industrial Economics 56 (1): 1–31.
———. 2012. “The Effect of Mandated Exclusive Territories in the US Brewing Industry.” B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 12 (1).
—– and Everett B. Peterson. 2008. “Demand for Differentiated Products: Price and Advertising Evidence from the U.S. Beer Market.” International Journal of Industrial Organization 26 (1): 288–307.
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