This is the season of tailgates and football, after game parties and beer gardens.
If you are looking forward to a weekend with friends and family, you may have a few trips planned to local liquor stores. With a list of the favorite drinks and seasonal beers that are available, you may find yourself in the situation where you spend as much at the liquor stores on the drinks as you do buying food at the grocery stores.
Whether you are in charge of buying wine and spirits for a wedding or planning beer games for a tailgate, you will likely find that you can get better prices at liquor stores where you can make bulk purchases than you would at grocery stores. Taking the time to shop around for the best prices can help you make sure that your weekend is a celebration that is a great time without taking a big dent out of your budget.
Are You and Your Friends Planning a Brewery Tour Sometime in October?
In addition to hosting tailgates and celebrations with your friends, many groups plan brewery outings as well. While the rest of the country is getting excited about the pumpkin lattes that make their way back on to the menus this time of year, you and your friends may be excited about a different kind of drink. October is the month of beer tastings and celebrations. The fact that many breweries host tasting events and other celebrations during the month of October means that some of your parties can take place at locations other than your home.
Consider some of these fun facts about the beer industry and other beverages:
- $219.52 billion is the total alcoholic beverages sales in the U.S.
- 12% is the market share of the overall beer industry is now accounted for by small and independent craft brewers.
- 17% of all millennial wine drinkers bought at least one bottle that cost more than $20 in the past month. This percentage compares to 10% of all drinkers and 5% of boomers.
- There are 97.97 million consumers of liquor in the U.S.
- A microbrewery is defined as a brewery that produces less than 15,000 barrels, or 17,600 hectoliters, of beer a year. To be classified as a microbrewery, 75% or more of this beer must be sold off-site.
- Brewpubs, microbreweries, regional craft breweries, and contract brewing companies are the four different craft beer industry market segments.
The summer days are behind us and football tailgates and beer fests are in season. Do you have your plans ready for this weekend? Who knows? If you plan your events right you might find your favorite new beer at a favorite local brewery.Share This : by