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National Beer Day: April 7, 2023

Press Release Number CB23-SFS.46

From 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 up 1% in 2021, while craft brewer volume sales grew 8%, raising small and independent brewers’ share of the U.S. beer market by volume to 13.1%. Retail dollar sales of craft increased 21%, to $26.8 billion, and now account for just under 27% of the $100 billion U.S. beer market (previously $94 billion). The primary reason for the larger dollar sales increase was the shift back in beer volume to bars and restaurants from packaged sales.”

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Source: Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey 1992-2023.

Source: 2017 Economic Census.

From Business and Economy  >  International Trade Data:

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 time. More information can be found in the Quick Start Guide.

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