New study shows the world loves beer more than ever
Congratulations beer lovers, you’ve official drank more than ever. The latest study found that 50.9 billion gallons of beer were produced in 2011, an all time high.We American’s didn’t do our part, dropping off slightly, but China picked up the slack.
The report released Wednesday by the research arm of a major Japanese brewery said it was the 27th consecutive year that beer production marked an increase. It attributed the rise to robust demand in Asia and developing countries.
The report commissioned by Kirin Holdings said 192.71 million kiloliters (50.9 billion gallons) of beer were produced last year, up 3.7 percent from 2010. China was the world’s largest beer producer — accounting for about 25 percent — for the 10th straight year.
Good work China, you drunken degenerates! I think we should all do our part to put the US back on the upswing by picking up a couple 6 packs on our way home today. Just be sure you don’t grab Kirin’s non-alcohol beer. I don’t know if that’s included in the figure our not, but I certainly don’t count it.
Study says world beer production hits new high [TheBigStory]