U.S. Beer Lovers Have the Luxury of Choice
This article is published in collaboration with Statista
by Felix Richter
Thanks to the craft beer revolution that saw the number of breweries in the United States roughly quintuple over the past decade, U.S. beer lovers have the luxury of choice these days. And even though the global brewing industry is more concentrated than ever, which large conglomerates accounting for the lion's share of global beer output, hopheads willing to look beyond the big brands can choose from a plethora of styles and tastes.
According to findings from Statista's Global Consumer Survey, American beer drinkers value that newly-gained variety. While a simple lager is still the most widespread type of beer, other styles are also fairly popular, with at least 1 out of 5 beer drinkers having had a pale ale, a pilsner, a wheat beer, brown ale or stout in the past year.
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