http://www.thestreet.com/print/story/12074800.html Some interesting points on beer costs and sales numbers in the industry. However, my biggest take-away from the article is one of the quotes from The Beer Institute spokesman: "What you had was guys who build roads, hang drywall and deliver appliances out of work. These are guys who drink premium and premium light brands, because it's affordable and that's what middle-class Americans drink," Thorne says. "Meanwhile, Wall Street bankers, lobbyists and other well-paid professionals survived the Great Recession just fine and continued to plunk down big bucks for high-end beer, thereby growing their share of market." A lobbyist issuing a statement trying to associate craft beer with the negative reputation of lobbyists?