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. 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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Number of Oktoberfests held in Munich (including this year’s): 182.
Times since 1810 that Oktoberfest was canceled: 24 (reasons include war, hyperinflation, and cholera epidemics).
Cost of a one-liter beer at this year’s Oktoberfest: €10 ($11.34).
Increase in the price of beer over 2014: 3 percent.
Cost of a pint of ale in the UK’s cheapest university town: £2.10 ($3.20), in Durham.
Cost of a pint in the UK’s most-expensive university town: £5.25 ($7.90), in Surrey.
Bushels of American barley used to brew beer in 2014: 177 million.
Brewing’s share of America’s barley crop in 2014: 75.
Stadium with the National Football League’s cheapest beer: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, 36 cents an ounce.
Stadium with the NFL’s most expensive beer: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, 71 cents an ounce.
Average per-ounce price of beer in NFL stadiums: 46 cents an ounce.
Number of Ontario supermarkets that will sell beer under new provincial legislation: 450 (out of 1,500).
Daily sales quota for Ontario supermarkets selling beer: 279 six-packs.
Anheuser-Busch InBev and SAB Miller’s combined share of the U.S. beer market: 70 percent.
A-B and SAB’s combined revenue from the U.S. beer market: $250 million a year.
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