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U.S. Alcohol Consumption on Low End of Recent Readings

Megan Brenan - -

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sixty percent of U.S. adults currently report drinking alcoholic beverages such as liquor, wine or beer, marking a decrease from 65% in 2019 when the measure was last tracked. This puts current alcohol consumption on the low end of the range Gallup has recorded over the past two decades, with the percentage imbibing as high as 67% in 2010.

Arizona's craft brewers cope with Covid-19 pandemic challenges

Dale Brown - - Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona's heat may generate thirst on an unending basis, but the battle against the globe-circling, deadly Covid-19 pandemic generated enough restrictions to cause a noticeable drop in the state's 2020 consumption of craft beer.

According to The Brewers Association, the 25 largest craft brewers in Arizona combined to brew 158,132 barrels of beer in 2019. At the end of 2020, the top 25 brewers had combined to produce 137,165 barrels — a drop of 13%. A barrel is equal to 31 gallons.

Why consumers are still reaching for canned alcoholic drinks

Audrey Altmann - - Smart Brief

Nearly every industry experienced unprecedented changes during the coronavirus pandemic, and the alcoholic beverage industry was no exception. Ready-to-drink alcohol was trending in 2019, but pandemic-related lockdowns and hospitality business closures in 2020 helped the canned hard seltzer and cocktail category to flourish.

Leverage passion or pay? How to stem the talent exodus

Alaina Love - - Smart Brief

"I'm giving them my two weeks' notice," John told me. "I've been in a job that has been sapping me of joy for the last five years. I'm not doing it anymore."

John is among the millions of Americans making the decision to leave a current job without a new one lined up. In April alone, 4 million workers resigned from their roles, many in search of better pay and working conditions. There has been a zeitgeist shift in our relationship with work, and employers are struggling to keep up.

Which city in Arizona produces the most beer?

Tirion Morris - - Arizona Central

Across Arizona, 91 brewing companies are currently churning out lagers, IPAs, stouts and sours.

Each year, brewers tabulate their production data and the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild compiles a report that is submitted to the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control.

Since beer production is not correlated to population size, it's not always easy to guess which cities make the most beer.

Breweries releasing special edition beers as Phoenix Suns' quest for NBA title continues

Nicole Garcia - - Fox 10 Phoenix

PHOENIX - Phoenix area businesses are brewing up some special beers in honor of the Phoenix Suns, all in hopes of giving meaning to the taste of victory.

As of July 8, several new brews are being released, and they are so popular, in fact, that fans are lining up to grab a pack.


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