Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. is an independent craft brewing company. The Company operates in two segments: Beer Related operations and Pubs operations. Beer Related operations include the brewing and sale of craft beers and cider from its breweries, both domestically and internationally. Pubs operations primarily include its five pubs, four of which are located adjacent to its Beer Related operations, as well as other merchandise sales, and sales of its beers directly to customers. The Company's brand portfolio comprises the Kona Brewing Company, Widmer Brothers Brewing, Redhook Brewery, Omission Beer and Square Mile Cider Company brand families. It produces a variety of specialty craft beers and ciders. The Company brews its beers using hops, malted barley, wheat, rye and other natural traditional and non-traditional ingredients. To craft its ciders, the Company uses three apple varieties from the Pacific Northwest and then uses a lager beer yeast to make a hard cider.