Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, craft beer specialist Craft Brew Alliance (NASDAQ:BREW) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Craft Brew and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Craft Brew facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Portland, Ore. (1981)

Market Cap

$120.4 million

Industry

Brewers

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$162.3 million

Management

CEO Terry Michaelson (since 2008)
CFO Mark Moreland (since 2008)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

4.9%

Cash/Debt

$3.5 million / $13.6 million

Competitors

Boston Beer Co. (NYSE:SAM)Molson Coors (NYSE:TAP)

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 147 members who have rated Craft Brew believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those bulls, fas2012, tapped Craft Brew as a still-tasty growth opportunity:

Despite recently lowering sales growth and EPS guidance for 2012, their move to distribute in Europe and Asia should bring growth in future years. [Anheuser-Busch (NYSE:BUD)] owns a third of their shares, which is a plus. And they make good beers!

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