Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. operates as an independent craft brewing company, which engages in brewing, branding, and marketing of craft beers. It operates through the Beer Related Operations and Brewpubs Operations segments. The Beer Related Operations segment includes the brewing, and domestic and international sales of craft beers and ciders from the breweries of the company. The Brewpubs Operations segment consists of the brewpubs of the company, which are located adjacent to its beer related operations; other merchandise sales; and sales of its beers directly to customers. The company was founded July 1, 2008 and is headquartered in Portland, OR.