Did you know that out of every $100 American consumers spend, about $1 goes to alcohol. NPR reports that "hasn't changed much over the past 30 years. But where we spend our money on alcohol has changed quite a bit. We spend a bigger chunk of our booze money in bars and restaurants. We spend less money buying alcohol at the store to drink at home."
Now, here's an interesting graphic:
Interesting, because while the rate of beer consumption hasn't changed much over the last few decades, the type of beer has. Let's hear it for craft beer! Some of our recent favorites:
Swamp Head Brewery's Big Head IPA (for Jason) and Midnight Oil (for me)
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery Baltic Porter
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
Note: that last beer was for Jason. I am not a hophead. It's got to be dark and a hold a spoon upright for me to like it.