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Wine, Spirit & Craft Beer Sales Soar during Recession

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By Matt Goldstein

It’s the economy stupid!  With a dismal jobs report in the last couple weeks that has Obama’s poll numbers in the toilet, alcohol sales have jumped by almost 10% over the last 12 months.  Sweet!  Are people just drinking their problems away?  I know I am.  People are also just drinking better quality craft beers.  Sales of IPA’s, a.k.a. India Pale Ales, have increased by 40% over the last year.  40%!  Holy Crap, that is insane.  The American style craft beer has taken the United States and the craft beer world by storm.  The bitter hoppy grapefruit flowery style beer has taken over the beer world and seems to be crushing the legendary Belgian style.  Beerfests, beer weeks and brewfests are popping up all over the place and the IPA is dominating.  Even Pizza Ria Uno is serving an array of craft beers with a handful of IPA’s to boot.

Wine and spirits have also seen a solid increase in sales but the American macro brew seems to be the loser with a solid chunk being taken out of Budweiser, Coors and Miller.  Of course, this will lead to the inevitable, the Macro brews buying out all of the profitable micro & craft breweries all over the country.  In fact, it has already started.  I know, I know, horrible right?  Whatever you say beer geek.  There’s nothing wrong with a little Miller High Life now and then.  After all, it’s the champagne of beers. 

Alcohol is saving the economy and we love it.  This is the best news the Whiskey Goldmine heard since the last 330 articles we posted.  After all, all of our articles are amazing. 

Source: CNN (The Evil Liberal Media)

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