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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 2018, whereas craft brewer sales continued to grow at a rate of 4% by volume, reaching 13.2% of the U.S. beer market by volume. Craft production grew the most for microbreweries. Retail dollar sales of craft increased 7%, up to $27.6 billion, and now account for more than 24% of the $114.2 billion U.S. beer market.”

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

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Source: Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey (1992-2020).

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Source: 2017 Economic Census. The U.S. Census Bureau is releasing stats from September 2019 through 2021.

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The official source for U.S. export and import statistics and responsible for issuing regulations governing the reporting of all export shipments from the United States. If you are searching for import or export statistics, information on export regulations, commodity classifications, or a host of other trade related topics, this is the place to get the information you need. 

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Note: After you create an account, select options for Harmonized System (HS) or HS, select District-level Data (Exports or Imports) and type “beer” in the Commodity search box, then select options for geography and/or time. For more information, see Quick Start Guide.

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