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National Beer Day: April 7, 2019

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Congress.gov — RECOGNIZING NATIONAL BEER DAY (Extensions of Remarks — April 06, 2017): “On April 7, 1933, the Cullen-Harrison Act, named after the legislation's sponsors, went into effect and for the first time since 1920 the purchase, sale, and consumption of beer and wine with an alcohol content of 3.2 percent, was legal.

“Fast forward 76 years to 2009 when one of my constituents, Justin Smith, sparked the idea of celebrating National Beer Day on April 7th. In March of this year, Justin's efforts eventually lead to our Governor Terry McAuliffe recognizing National Beer Day in Virginia. National Beer Day has grown to such prominence that it was recently featured as a clue on Jeopardy.”

According to National Beer Sales & Production Data from the Brewers Association: “Overall U.S. beer volume sales were down 1% in 2017, whereas craft brewer sales continued to grow at a rate of 5% by volume, reaching 12.7% of the U.S. beer market by volume. Craft production grew the most for microbreweries. Retail dollar sales of craft increased 8%, up to $26.0 billion, and now account for more than 23% of the $111.4 billion U.S. beer market.”

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Key Stats

Source: 2012-2016 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates, and County Business Patterns.

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Note: The interactive visualization above shows the “Contiguous States” on the map and stats for Alabama in the boxes on the right side and across the bottom. Click on the map to select any state, or select from the drop down list in the title bar.

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More Stats

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Source: Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey (1992-2019).

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Source: 2016 County Business Patterns.

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From Foreign Trade

USA Trade Online — The Official Source of Trade Statistics (FREE to all users)—After an account is created, select options for “Harmonized System (HS)” or “HS,” select “Exports” or “Imports," type “Beer” in the "Commodity" search box, then select options for geography and/or time. Select “Report” for data. For more information, see Quick Start Guide.

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Source: 2012 Economic Census.

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From Census Blogs > Global Reach:

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From the Library > America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers:

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