The BroShares Global Hops & Suds Beer ETF

The BroShares Global Hops & Suds Beer ETF, (BEER) tracks the BeerTech Global Hops & Suds Equally Weighted Beer Index (BEERX), and is focused on providing exposure to companies that produce, manufacture, and distribute beer.


The largest beer producer in the world is the Belgian corporation Anheuser-Busch InBev. This company owns about 400 beer brands in 50 countries (Budweiser, Corona, Stella Artois, Beck’s, Hoegaarden and Leffe, among others).1


The oldest brewery in the world today is the Weihenstephan brewery in Freising, Germany. It was founded in 1040.2


In the United States, the beer industry plays a vital role in its economy. Every year, the country generates profits of over 100 billion dollars from beer alone.3

Why should I invest in beer?

1 in every 110 jobs in the world is linked – through direct, indirect, or induced impact channels – to the beer sector. The beer industry also supports an estimated 23.1 million jobs.4

Beer is the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drink in the world, enjoyed by many hundreds of millions of people. Some of the earliest known Sumerian writings include references to beer. As of 2021, worldwide consumption of the frothy, intoxicating brew stood at approximately 186 million kiloliters, an increase of 4% year-on-year.5

From the bitter, hoppy pale ales of the pacific northwest, to the light, refreshing pilsners and rich, dark stouts of Europe, BEER provides exposure to all beer-producing regions of the world, including North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

North America Central & South America Asia Europe Africa Oceania Middle East 2021 Total Consumption by Region (thousand kL) 14% 18% 31% 27% 8% 1% 1%

Equally weighted

BEER holds a globally diversified, equally weighted portfolio of 100 beer producers, ranging from small, craft microbreweries to multinational conglomerates. By equally weighting all of the index’s constituents, BEER avoids many of the drawbacks of a market cap-weighted strategy, which tends to overweight overvalued companies while underweighting undervalued companies.

The international beer market amounts to a whopping US $623.2 billion, and it’s predicted to see stable growth between 2021 and 2026.6

The most common type of beer is lager. Its share in the world consumption reaches up to 80%.7

Global per Capita Beer


By tapping into ballooning beer consumption in developing countries, BEER harnesses steady growing consumer demand for the delicious brew, no matter where it is enjoyed.

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