Federal excise tax on a gallon of beer: 57 cents, or about 5 cents per 12-ounce bottle.
Wisconsin excise tax on a gallon of beer: 2 cents (lowest in the nation).
Tennessee excise tax on a gallon of beer: $1.29 (highest in the nation).
Value of UK beer exports in 2016: $712 million.
Increase over 2015: $102 million.
Natural Light’s average rating on BeerAdvocate.com (1-to-5 scale): 1.86 (worst of all beers).
Budweiser Select 55’s average rating on BeerAdvocate.com: 1.87 (second-worst).
Anheuser-Busch InBev’s per-share earnings in fiscal 2016: 72 cents.
Decline from fiscal 2015: 86 percent.
Canned beer’s share of the market in 2016: 56.2 percent.
Its market share in 2008: 50.3 percent.
Number of breweries taking part in this year’s edition of SAVOR in Washington, D.C.: 86.
States represented by breweries taking part in SAVOR: 31, plus the District of Columbia.
Increase in pilsner sales at supermarkets and convenience stores from 2015 to 2016: 56 percent.
Increase in craft pilsner sales at supermarkets and convenience stores from 2015 to 2016: 123 percent.
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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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U.S. brewery count halfway through 2016: 4,656.
Increase over last year: 917.
Approximate number of breweries in planning: 2,200.
Corey Bellemore’s record-breaking time in the Beer Mile, set July 29: 4 minutes, 34.4 seconds.
Bellemore’s previous world record, set the day before: 4 minutes, 4 minutes, 39.6 seconds.
MillerCoors’s water-used-to-beer-brewed ratio in 2015: 3.29 to 1.
MillerCoors’s water-used-to-beer-brewed goal for 2020: 3 to 1.
Calories in a 12-ounce bottle of Molson XXX: 212.
Calories in a 12-ounce bottle of Budweiser Select 55: 55, of course.
U.S. craft beer exports to Belgium in 2015: 1,560 barrels.
U.S. beer imports from Belgium in 2015: 1.61 million barrels.
Westvleteren 12’s average score on RateBeer.com: 4.43 (highest on the site).
Natural Light’s average score on RateBeer.com: 1.06 (lowest on the site).
Number of beers poured at this year’s International Berlin Beer Festival: 2,400.
Countries represented at this year’s International Berlin Beer Festival: 87.
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Events at this year’s Chicago Beer Week: 550.
Establishments hosting events at this year’s CBW: more than 350.
Breweries in Chicago: 25, plus five in the planning stages.
Breweries in the state of Illinois: 81, plus around 30 in the planning stages.
Countries to which American beer was exported last year: 107.
America’s beer exports to Mexico, the number-one market: 1.3 million barrels.
America’s beer exports to Canada, the number-two market: 750,000 barrels.
Per-acre cost of a 500-acre aroma hops farm: $30,000 to $40,000.
Annual yield from a 500-acre hop farm: 1 million pounds
Pounds of hops in an average barrel of national-brand beer: 0.2.
Pounds of hops in an average barrel of craft beer: 1.25.
Microbrewery openings in the U.S. in 2013: 304.
Brewpub openings in the U.S. in 2013: 109.
Hispanics’ projected share of the U.S. drinking-age population in 2015: 15 percent.
Their projected share in 2045: 25 percent.
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