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On-demand food delivery apps are letting minors order alcohol, regulators say

Nick Statt - - The Verge

Food and beverage delivery services like DoorDash, Postmates, and Uber Eats aided in a surge of alcohol deliveries to underage minors in California last month, the state's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) found in a new investigation. And because of relaxed restrictions around alcohol takeout and delivery during COVID-19, the issue is getting worse, regulators say.

Coronavirus lockdown could cost the beer industry $1 billion in untapped beer

Zach Guzman - - Yahoo Finance

Perfectly good beer is going bad in kegs in thousands at a time.

That’s the problem facing brewers, distributors and bars that are dealing with a massive supply of untapped kegs spread out across the country as the coronavirus lockdown persists. 

REBALANCING THE ‘COVID-19 EFFECT’ ON ALCOHOL SALES

- Nielsen

While approximately half of U.S. states plan to be partially re-opened by mid-May, nearly two months of lockdown orders have had an inordinate impact on the alcohol industry. Shelter-in-place restrictions have muted on-premise sales, and overall economic impacts to consumers and supply chain issues present challenges to a healthy retail sales outlook. Despite booming in-store and online sales, the reality is that the alcohol industry has a long road ahead to get to where conditions were before COVID-19.

NBWA Releases Beer Purchasers’ Index for April 2020

Allison Schneider - - National Beer Wholesalers Association

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for April 2020. 

The COVID-19 crisis has presented the economy and beer market with unprecedented challenges. Getting the right products safely into the right places to meet consumer demand has become more challenging and complicated than ever before.

Craft Beer Boom: The Numbers Behind the Industry’s Explosive Growth

Katie Jones - - Visual Capitalist

All movements start with rebellion, and the craft beer revolution is no different.

Born from the frustration of mass-produced beer made from cheap ingredients, entrepreneurs went head-to-head with global brewery giants to showcase local and independent craftsmanship.

Suddenly, drinking beer became less about the alcoholic content and more about the quality and experience. Craft beer allowed for constantly changing flavors, recipes, and stories. With sales accounting for 24% of U.S. beer market worth over $114 billion, the global craft beer movement has been historic.

The beer industry’s impact on Arizona

Sierra Ciaramella - - Chamber Business News

It comes as no surprise that the beer industry is prominent in Arizona, but what is its economic impact on the state?

A report commissioned by the Beer Institute and the National Beer Wholesalers Association lays out the economic impact on the nation and the states throughout, including Arizona.

According to the report based on 2018 Arizona data, the nation's beer industry contributes more than $5.4 billion annually to Arizona's economy.

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