Does less volume mean more better beer? I’d like to think so. People who are smarter than I will be pouring over the real number implications, but on the face of it brewers shipped a little less beer so far this year, with pumpkin-beer-buying August showing one of the biggest jumps of all. This is from the Beer Institute’s press release:
WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 2016 – Today the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid shipments by beer brewers:
The August 2016 domestic tax paid estimate increased 3.3% compared to August 2015. August 2016 removals were 16,172,000 barrels, and removals in August 2015 were 15,651,000 barrels (revised).
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