Brewpubs’ share of American breweries in 2009: 61 percent.
Their share of American breweries in 2015: 41 percent.
Craft beer’s share of the U.S. beer market in 2016: 12.3 percent.
Its share of the U.S. beer market in five years earlier: 5.7 percent.
Mexican beer sales in the U.S. in 2016: 22 million barrels.
Mexican beer’s share of the U.S. imported beer market: 66 percent.
Beer industry’s total economic impact on the U.S. economy in 2014: $252 billion.
Total beer industry employment, direct and indirect, in 2014: More than 1.75 million people.
Total wages paid to beer industry employees in 2014: More than $78 billion.
BrewDog’s imputed valuation: $1 billion (based on what the $263 million TSG Consumer Partners paid for a 23-percent stake).
Return on investment for BrewDog’s original investors: 2,800 percent.
Annual per capita beer consumption in New York City: 4 gallons.
Annual per capita beer consumption in Kiev, Ukraine: 27 gallons.
Number of beers at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati: 132.
Number of beers at the average major league ballpark: 50.
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Top ten brewers’ share of the craft beer market in 2015: 3.8 percent.
Their share of the craft beer market in 2009: 5 percent.
People employed by Ohio craft breweries: 2,500.
Ohio’s current craft brewery count: 190.
New York State’s brewery count in 2015: 240.
Its brewery count in 2012: 95.
Craft brewing’s impact on New York State’s economy: $3.5 billion (fourth-highest in the U.S.).
Boston Beer Company’s (ticker symbol: SAM) closing price on May 13: $150.04 a share.
SAM’s highest price during the past 52 weeks: $266.62.
Calories in a 12-ounce can of Budweiser: 145.
Calories in a 12-ounce can of Bud Light: 110.
Bud Light’s share of the world beer market: 2.5 percent (third overall).
Snow beer’s share of the world beer market: 5.4 percent (first overall).
Cost of a liter of Snow beer in China, its home country: $1.
Growth in Snow’s sales volume since 2005: 573 percent.
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Bangkok’s brewery count in 2014: 20.
Its brewery count in 2013: 4.
West Virginia’s craft brewery count: 7.
Craft brewing’s impact on West Virginia’s economy: $118 million (46th in the nation).
Arrests at Oktoberfest 2014: 720 (39 fewer than at Oktoberfest 2013).
Lost objects at Oktoberfest 2014: 3,346 (including 2 wedding rings, a mobile cat carrier, and a German Federal Cross of Merit 2nd-class medal).
Founders Brewing Company’s production in 2014: 190,000 barrels.
Founders’ projected capacity after expansion is completed: 900,000 barrels.
Alcoholic content of All Day IPA, Founders’ largest-selling beer: 4.7 percent by volume.
Lagunitas Brewing Company’s production in 2014: almost 600,000 barrels.
Increase in Lagunitas’ production over the year before: 60 percent (it opened a second brewery in Chicago).
Dos Equis’ sales in 2013: 1.57 million barrels.
Increase in Dos Equis’ sales between 2008 and 2013: 116.6 percent (number-one in the nation in sales growth).
Most expensive beer in the National Basketball Association: 60 cents an ounce (Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland).
Cheapest beer in the NBA: 33 cents an ounce (Chesapeake Arena, Oklahoma City, and Phillips Arena, Atlanta).
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