Welcome to the BrewCard Blog, created solely for the purpose of sharing and celebrating great beer experiences, insights, discoveries, and brew news.
We love beer! We know you do too, because, well, here you are. So grab a cold brew, pop the top, and enjoy. We have a lot to talk about, you and I.
First off, we’re so glad you found us, and particularly this post, a summary of what we like to share in our articles.
We enjoy experiencing new brew destinations and flavors and sharing them with our community of passionate beer enthusiasts. The beer world is growing, and that’s exciting! Billions of pints (fifty billion, actually) are drunk in the United States each year, and the number is growing. But even more interesting, is that our tastes are changing and becoming more refined. Today’s beer lovers are enjoying the largest variety of beers ever known to man, and many of those are great beers.
We’re no longer drinking our dad’s brand. With literally thousands of breweries creating dozens of different beers each, we have an abundance of choices. If you can think it, it’s probably in a craft beer somewhere.
TheBrewCard is about community and bringing people together, even when they’re apart. We all love sharing a beer with someone but the reality of distance doesn’t always make that easy. TheBrewCard is all about sharing a beer with someone far away, and celebrating with them for a birthday, special occasion, or just because. We also love sharing stories and experiences with our fellow BrewCarders.
Sharing and Awareness
Community is about sharing, creating awareness, and helping others. Through theBrewCard we can all make a difference. Our Blogs will feature, from time to time, great stories on charities and how we, the Brewcarders of America, can make a difference.
It’s amazing what even a little sharing and caring can do. With that in mind, we like to share worthwhile charities – some of which are beer-centric, like Pints For Prostates or Beer For Boobs, and some that are just share-worthy, so that gogether we might all make a difference.
Brew Pubs and Microbrews
We’re actively engaged in the beer community in our ongoing search for great craft brews.
In 2017, the U.S. beer industry shipped (sold) 207.4 million barrels of beer – equivalent to more than 2.9 billion cases of 24-12 ounce servings. In addition, the industry shipped approximately 2 million barrels of cider, equivalent to more than 28.3 million cases.
(via U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) and U.S. Commerce Department, 2018)
Wow, that’s a lot of beer. you know, 2.9 billion cases is 69 billion 12-ounce beers.
According to TTB preliminary reports, there were 5,648 reporting brewery facilities/locations in the United States in 2017. This is an increase of about 552 from 2016 reports.