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Offline brushvalleybrewer

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Only 79 Liters Per Person?
« on: August 21, 2010, 12:39:03 PM »
I just saw a post at The Economist with a chart showing Americans only drinking 79 Liters per person per year. That’s less than 10 cases. Less than one beer a day!

I think I must be pulling up the average!  ;)
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Re: Only 79 Liters Per Person?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2010, 01:03:03 PM »
I saw that too - We're both doing our fair share!
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Re: Only 79 Liters Per Person?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2010, 02:35:18 PM »
I know they are not counting my homebrews in that average!
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Re: Only 79 Liters Per Person?
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2010, 03:46:59 PM »
Good point. Our homebrew probably isn't counted at all.
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Re: Only 79 Liters Per Person?
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2010, 06:54:55 PM »
If they're going off sales then maybe homebrewing is bigger than I thought. ;D

Then again my consumption is probably skewing the curve.... ::)
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Re: Only 79 Liters Per Person?
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2010, 07:31:32 PM »
Going off of the demographics thread that was on here a while ago:  http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=2019.0

Let's say there are 500,000 homebrewers brewing their 200 gallons per year.  That's another 100,000,000 gallons not being accounted for.  With a US population of about 300M that's about a third of a gallon per capita not being accounted for.   ;)
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