News Craft beer by the numbers article

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  1. vic311

    vic311 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2012 Illinois
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  2. kexp

    kexp Initiate (185) May 10, 2007 North Carolina

    Good basic read. Especially the data about the WBC results.
     
  3. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Crusader (736) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    Interesting but . . . . I would like to see "progress" reports on breweries that opened in the last 5 years. Are they still operating, are they expanding, etc. I believe this would be a better measuring stick than just reporting numbers and percentages. Or better yet, how about a statistic that measures the success percentage of new, start-up breweries and brew-pubs. Now that would be interesting and perhaps helpful for budding brewers [no pun intended].
     
  4. mattbk

    mattbk Devotee (467) Dec 12, 2011 New York

  5. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Crusader (736) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    It's plain to see from this data that if you want to get into the craft beer business, you're better off opening up a microbrewery rather than a brewpub.
     
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  6. Mavajo

    Mavajo Zealot (572) Feb 10, 2007 Georgia

    Probably has something to do beer being so much cheaper to drink at home.

    I drink enough beer to make a Viking cry, but I'll be damned if I'm gonna pay 2-4x retail price just for the fucking privilege of sitting in your restaurant/brewpup while I do it. I'll drink at home, thanks. Eliminates the risk of a DUI, too.
     
  7. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Crusader (736) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    I'll be damned if I'm gonna pay 2-4x retail price just for the privilege of sitting in your restaurant/brewpup while I do it. I'll drink at home, thanks. Eliminates the risk of a DUI, too.

    There's a time and place for everything, especially beer. I also prefer to drink at home, but there are times when I want to go out or find myself in front of a brewpub and all I can hear is "drink me". As far as the DUI/DWI problem, since my wife doesn't drink I have a designated driver but then I have to drink alone [never bothered me anyway].[/quote]
     
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