Here’s a very cool graph from today’s Wall Street Journal that says an awful lot about America’s changing taste in alcohol.
Americans now buy more craft beer than Budweiser. (Not Bud Light, mind you. Just Bud.)
On the one hand, this chart is a reminder that craft brewing is still a niche—albeit a fast-growing one. According to the Brewers Association, craft labels make up about 14 percent of the U.S. beer market. Take Allagash, Lagunitas, Dogfish Head, and all your other favorite little breweries, toss them together, and they barely outsell the third most popular brand in America.
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