If there’s one thing that is known in the mythos of the American barroom, it’s that discussion, debate, and the occasional fistfight have been known to come about over a pint. Not least among these is the right and proper method of consuming the aforementioned drinks.
We’ve collected data from over 500 retailers across 40 states, researched brands and competing opinions, and attempted to distill which method of beer transport and dispensary reigns supreme. Before we get into the specifics and numbered data of how the fight shakes out, let’s cover the methods, their pros and cons, and why one might choose one over another.
The following data represents on-premise order data from the 12 months ending in March 2017. While the majority of retailers covered here are located outside of New England and New York, these particular regions are strongly represented in the data. Figures represent percentages of orders from distributors in dollar terms.