Years since Westvleteren’s Sint Sixtus abbey started brewing beer: 136.
Number of monks currently at the abbey: 21.
Tickets distributed for this year’s Vermont Brewers Festival: 8,400 (total for three sessions).
The time it took for those tickets to sell out: 11 minutes.
Number of breweries in Portland, Oregon: 53.
Cities in the world with more breweries than Portland: 0.
Annual economic impact of Vermont’s craft brewing industry: $196 million.
Vermont’s national rank in craft brewing’s per-capita economic impact: 3rd (behind Oregon and Colorado).
Off-premise retail chain sales of shandies in 2013: $67 million.
Increase over the year before: 227 percent.
Summer Shandy’s share of Leinenkugel’s total sales: 50 percent.
Stops on the Sierra Nevada’s “Beer Camp Across America” festival circuit: 7.
Cost of a general-admission ticket to Beer Camp Across America: $65.
Beers poured at this year’s Burning Can canned-beer fest in Colorado: more than 150.
“Can-centric” breweries taking part in the festival: 55.
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Days until Founders Brewing Company releases Kentucky Breakfast Stout at its tap room: 28.
What Founders charges for a 12-pack of KBS: $62 (includes the $5 charge for a release ticket).
Highest reported bid on eBay for a release ticket: over $500.
Beer brands owned by AB InBev and SABMiller: 210.
Countries in which those brands are headquartered: 42.
Number of monks at St. Sixtus Abbey in Vleteren, Belgium: 21.
St. Sixtus’s annual production of Westvleteren 12: about 4,200 barrels.
Price of a six-pack of Westvleteren at the abbey: $27 U.S.
Percent of Myanmar’s males who call themselves “drinkers”: 50.
Percent who say they have five or more drinks daily: 25.
Germany’s beer consumption last year: 82.3 million barrels.
Percent of that beer that was served with cola and juice: 4.5.
Estimated cost of the Michigan Brewers Guild’s Winter Beer Festival: $175,000.
Cost of the beer itself: $90,000.
The Guild’s profit margin on the festival: 30 percent.
February-28-2013 10:35 Filed in: Beer | Trivia