U.S. brewery count at the end of 2016: 5,005.
Percent of U.S. breweries that produce less than 7,500 barrels per year: 92.
Percent of that produce less than 1,000 barrels per year: 75.
New York State’s brewery count: 326 (4th in the nation).
Its brewery count in 2003: 38.
Annual visitor count at American craft breweries: 10 million.
On-premises sales’ share of American craft beer production: 7 percent.
Number of session IPAs sold in American supermarkets in 2013: 21.
Number of session IPAs sold in American supermarkets in 2016: 106.
Craft beer segment’s growth rate in 2016: 8 percent.
Anheuser-Busch’s High End craft breweries’ growth rate in 2016: 32 percent.
Average wait by a brewery to obtain a federal brewer’s notice in September 2016: 166 days.
Average wait to obtain a brewer’s notice in September 2015: 129 days.
UK’s excise tax on a pint of beer: 52.2 pence (65 U.S. cents).
Germany’s excise tax on a pint of beer: 5 pence (6.4 U.S. cents).
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Asia’s per capita beer consumption in 2016: 57 liters.
India’s per capita beer consumption in 2016: 4.7 liters.
India’s microbrewery count in 2016: 80.
Its microbrewery count in 2008: 2.
Boston Beer Company’s net revenue in 2016: $687 million (down 8 percent from 2015).
Boston Beer Company’s share price on January 27, 2017: $153.85.
Its share price two years ago: $320.83.
Lagunitas Brewing Company’s current annual production at its Chicago brewery: 405,000 barrels.
Its projected annual production after planned expansion: 1.2 million barrels.
Goose Island Beer Company’s annual production (estimated): 480,000 barrels.
Chicago breweries’ combined annual production (estimated): 1.115 million barrels.
MillerCoors’s sales in Wisconsin, 2012-16: 38.2 million barrels (biggest seller in Wisconsin).
Mark Anthony Brewing Company’s (Mike’s Hard Lemonade) sales in Wisconsin, 2012-16: 3.3 million barrels (second-biggest seller in Wisconsin).
Alcoholic strength of Founders Centennial IPA: 7.2 percent ABV.
Alcoholic strength of Founders All Day IPA: 4.7 percent ABV.
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On Tuesday’s Jeopardy! game, one of the categories was “Scrambled Kegs”. Players had to figure out five anagrammed beer brands:
Not just for the stoutest: INN GUESS
Perfect for award season: PROBABLE BIB NUTS
Out with the old: CLEAN STEW
Tonight is kind of special: NEW LABOUR
Enjoyed by a “range” of people: AREA INVADERS
Change in seasonal beer sales in the U.S. from 2013 to 2014: Up 13.1 percent.
Change from in seasonal beer sales 2015 to 2016: Down 5.4 percent.
UK pub closings in 2015-16: 480.
Change from the year before: Down 7 percent.
UK brewery openings in 2015: 134.
Change from the year before: Up 8 percent.
Annual growth rate in UK craft beer sales: 40 percent.
Oregon’s brewery count in 2016: 218.
Its brewery count ten years ago: 76.
Barrels of Modelo Especial shipped in the U.S. in 2015: 5.4 million.
Increase over 2010 shipments: 135.3 percent (the nation’s fastest growing brand).
Japanese tax on a 350-ml can of regular beer: 77 yen (81 U.S. cents).
Japanese tax on a 350-ml can of “happoshu” (a lower-malt content beer): 47 yen (40 U.S. cents)
Unique beers served by Founders Brewing Company last year: 95.
Live acts that performed on Founders’ stage last year: 250.
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Great Britain’s brewery count: 1,424 (up from 745 in 2009).
France’s brewery count: 663 (up from 332 in 2009).
The Netherlands’ brewery count: 401 (up from 117 in 2009).
Breweries participating in this year’s Grand Rapids “Beer Passport”: 32.
Passport holders who earned “Brewsader” status by visiting eight breweries: 4,200.
Percent of craft brewery CEOs who are female: 17.
Percent of craft brewery executives who are female: 21.
Change in Craft Brew Alliance’s share price since January 1: Up 86 percent.
Change in Anheuser-Busch InBev’s share price since January 1: Down 15 percent.
Height of the Genesee Beer Keg Tree: 26 feet.
Number of kegs on the Genesee Beer Keg Christmas Tree: 430.
Number of beers sold at Ohio State home football games this season: 122,000 (about 17,000 per game).
Ohio State’s revenue from this season’s beer sales: $1.1 million.
Attendees at this year’s Holiday Ale Festival in Portland, Oregon: 14,000.
Number of ales and ciders served at this year’s Holiday Ale Festival: 53.
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Oklahoma’s share of the nation’s 3.2 percent beer consumption: 56 percent (On Tuesday, Oklahoma voters approved sales of full-strength beer at grocery and convenience stores).
Second-place Utah’s share of the nation’s 3.2 percent beer consumption: 29 percent.
3.2 percent beer’s share of national beer consumption: 3 percent.
U.S. beer imports in 2005: 26.5 million barrels.
U.S. beer imports in 2015: 31.3 million barrels.
Craft beer’s share of Brazil’s beer market: 0.8 percent.
Annual growth in craft beer sales in Brazil: 40 percent.
U.S. craft beer sales in 2005: 6.9 million barrels.
U.S. craft beer sales in 2015: 21.9 million barrels.
Increase in craft beer sales in 2015 over 2014: 12.8 percent.
Increase in craft breweries in 2015 over 2014: nearly 40 percent.
Number of beers £5 can buy in Denmark: 1.09.
Number of beers £5 can buy in Vietnam: 10.9.
Belgium’s brewery count in 2009: 127.
Its brewery count in 2015: 199.
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U.S. Senate sponsors of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act: 51.
U.S. House sponsors of that bill: 100.
Value of Ireland’s beer exports in 2015: €265 million ($300 million).
Increase over 2014: 16 percent.
Average cost of a pint of beer in the UK this year: £3.47 ($4.61).
Increase over last year: 1p.
Licensed premises’ share of UK beer sales in 2015: 49 percent. For the first time in history, it fell below 50 percent.
Decline in UK licensed premises’ beer sales from 1980 until 2015: 44 percent.
Projected U.S. hop harvest for this year: 92 million pounds.
Acres of U.S. farmland on which hops are currently grown: 51,000.
Increase over 2011 acreage: 20,000 acres (64.5 percent).
Tax revenue from legal marijuana sales in Washington State in 2015: $64.6 million.
Tax revenue from beer sales in Washington State in 2015: $30.8 million.
Market capitalization of merged corporations SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch InBev: $245 billion.
SAB Miller-Anheuser-Busch InBev merger’s rank on the all-time mergers list: 4th. The combined company is the world’s fifth-largest brand.
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Number of beers ordered by Bristol Motor Speedway for last Saturday’s Tennessee-Virginia Tech game: 545,000.
Attendance at that game: 156,990.
Ohio’s brewery count: 180.
Percent of Ohio breweries that intend to make 12-percent-plus beer now that the ABV cap has been lifted: 10.
Increase in 2016 craft beer sales over 2015 sales: 6 percent (compared to 19 percent the year before).
Percentage of top-ten craft breweries with lower sales this year than last: 50.
Decline in Samuel Adams Boston Lager sales from 2015 to this year: 13.8.
Tsingtao Brewery Company’s net income in the first half of 2016: 1.07 billion yuan ($160 million).
Change from the first half of 2015: Down 11 percent.
Number of tickets Toppling Goliath brewery issued for its Mornin’ Delight imperial stout: 500.
Number of people who logged onto Toppling Goliath’s website to buy Mornin’ Delight tickets: 80,000.
Average annual salary for assistant brewers at small breweries: $30,000-$40,000.
Average annual salary for head brewers at small breweries: $35,000-$47,000.
Style categories in this year’s Great American Beer Festival competition: 96.
Breweries expected to compete in this year’s GABF: 1,600.
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Percent of American adults who drink alcohol: 65.
Percent of American drinkers whose favorite beverage is beer: 43.
Percent whose favorite beverage is wine: 32.
Craft breweries’ share of the U.S. beer market: 7.8 percent.
Craft breweries’ share of malt used by U.S. breweries: 25 percent.
Number of Americans who brew their own beer: about 1.2 million.
Estimated annual production of home-brewed beer: more than 2 million.
Homebrewed beer’s portion of U.S. beer production: 1 percent.
Attendance at this year’s Belgrade Beer Festival: 480,000.
Beers served at this year’s Belgrade Beer Festival: 100.
Number of beer stands at this year’s Minnesota State Fair: 20.
Cost of a 12-ounce craft beer at the fair: $3.50-$6.
Cost of a 20-ounce craft beer at the fair: $6-$8.
Years since the first AleFest Dayton: 18.
Number of beers at this year’s AleFest Dayton: 430.
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Average price of a 1/3-liter draft beer in Lausanne, Switzerland: $17.60 (highest in the world).
Average price of a 1/3-liter draft beer in New York City: $9.22.
Average price of a 1/3-liter draft beer in Bratislava, Slovakia: $2.80.
Average cost of a pint of beer in 2016: $3.99.
Average cost (adjusted for inflation) of a pint of beer in 1952: $5.93.
Craft beer’s sales growth in the first half of 2016: 6 percent.
Imported beer’s sales growth in the first half of 2016: 6.7 percent.
Grams of carbohydrates in a bottle of Michelob Ultra: 2.6.
Grams of carbohydrates in a bottle of Bud Light: 6.6.
Pounds of spent grain produced by New Belgium Brewing at its Fort Collins, Colorado, brewery: 73 million.
Spent grain’s share of brewery by-products: 85 percent.
Style categories in this year’s Great American Beer Festival competition: 96.
Estimated number of beers expected to be entered in this year’s GABF competition: 7,000.
Beers to be poured at this weekend’s Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival: 1,107.
Breweries that will pour at the MBG Summer Beer Festival: 125.
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