Beer is a widely consumed alcoholic beverage throughout the world and global production figures have shown an increasing trend during the last decade. In 2016, the United States was the second largest country in worldwide beer production with an amount of about 221 million hectoliters, following only China.
On the U.S. beer market, about 34.17 billion U.S. dollars were registered in sales in 2016. About a third of the U.S. beer volume was sold through convenience stores. Grocery stores were the second most important distribution channel.
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