In 2018, Americans drank roughly 5 billion gallons of beer, according the Beer Industry Association, a trade group for the industry.
That’s about one beer for every three people.
Beer is a popular beverage in the U.S. and around the world, and the beer industry’s profits have soared in recent years thanks to strong demand for its products.
A lot of that money comes from taxes and sales taxes, which are the taxes that breweries pay on beer and related products.
But beer also comes with other costs: its ingredients, including hops, malt, and yeast, are usually expensive to produce, and breweries have to pay for that production to stay in business.
The beer industry is now trying to crack down on those costs.
Last year, the Beer and Wine Institute of America (BWVA) released a report analyzing beer taxes and excise taxes across the U