Contents:
Glossary User's guide to the 1998 brewers almanac
Chapter 1 Appraisal of a major industry
Chapter 2 Gauging the industry's scope
Chapter 3 Production and withdrawals
  Table 1 Production of Malt Beverages in United States, Fiscal Years 1918-1997
  Table 2 Withdrawals and Per Capita Consumption of Malt Beverages 1938-1997
  Table 3 Production, Withdrawals, Losses, Stocks on Hand, and Breweries Operated, Fiscal Years 1954-1997
  Table 4 Production of Malt Beverages, by State 1989-1997
  Table 5 Taxpaid Withdrawals of Packaged Beer, by State 1989-1997
  Table 6 Taxpaid Withdrawals of Draught Beer, by State 1989-1997
  Table 7 Taxpaid Withdrawals of Malt Beverages, by State 1989-1997
  Chart I Number of Breweries Operated, Fiscal Years 1977-1997
  Table 8 Taxpaid Withdrawals of Malt Beverages by Geographical Division 1989-1997
  Table 9 Production, Draught and Packaged Sales, and Total Taxpaid Withdrawals of Malt Beverages for Calendar Years 1949-1997 Table 10 National Draught and Container Share Estimates, 1982-1997 Table 17 Consumption of Agricultural Products 1970-1997 Table 43 1997 Population, Malt Beverage Consumption by State, and Per Capita Consumption and Personal Income by State Table 45 State Per Capita Consumption by Rank 1995-1997 Table 51 United States Exports of Malt Beverages by Country, 1988-1997 Table 57 United States Imports of Malt Beverages by Country, 1988-1997
 
  Table 11 Production and Withdrawals of Malt Beverages by Month with Percentage Change 1986-1997
  Table 12 1997 Estimated Draught and Container Share by State
  Table 13 Taxpaid Packaged Withdrawals of Malt Beverages by Type of Container Calendar Years 1990-1997
  Table 14 Taxpaid Packaged Withdrawals of Malt Beverages by Package Type for Years 1995-1997
  CHARTS AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
  Table 15 Seasonal Indexes of Production and Taxpaid Withdrawals of Malt Beverages for 1997
  Chart II Production and Taxpaid Withdrawals of Malt Beverages 1977-1997
  Chart III Taxpaid Withdrawals of Malt Beverages 1977-1997
  Chart IV Total Taxpaid Withdrawals January 1990-December 1997
  Chart V Production and Taxpaid Withdrawals, Adjusted for Seasonal Variation, January 1990-December 1997
  Table 16 Production and Taxpaid Withdrawals, Adjusted for Seasonal Variation, 1993-1997
  Chart VI Packaged Beer Trends 1990-1997
  Chart VII Seasonal Indexes for Malt Beverages 1990-1996
 
  CONTAINERS FOR PACKAGED BEER AND ALE
  Table 18 Shipments of Beer Bottles 1988-1997
  Table 19 Production of Beer Bottles 1988-1997
  Table 20 Estimated Production of Beer Cans 1968-1997
  STATISTICS OF BREWING INDUSTRY FROM U.S. CENSUS OF MANUFACTURERS
  Table 21 General Statistics for U.S. Malt Beverage Industry for 1996 and Earlier Years
  Table 22 Selected General Statistics by Size of Establishment for the U.S., 1992
  Table 23 Value of Manufacturer's Inventories for the U.S., 1992
  Table 24 Selected Operating Ratios: Malt Beverages 1977-1992
  Table 25 Malt Beverages and Malt Expenditures and Purchased Services 1992
  Table 26 Quantity and Value of Shipments by All Producers 1992 and 1987
  Table 27 General Statistics for Selected States for Malt Beverages 1992 and 1987
  Table 28 Malt: General Statistics 1973-1996
  FINANCIAL STATISTICS FOR THE MALT BEVERAGE INDUSTRY
  Table 29 Comparative Profit and Loss Statements for the Brewing Industry 1990-1995
  Table 30 Comparative Balance Sheets for Breweries Submitting Balance Sheets 1990-1995
  Table 31 Net Profit or Loss of Breweries after Federal Taxes 1986-1995
  EMPLOYMENT, HOURS AND EARNINGS
  Table 32 Comparison of Employment, Hours and Earnings in Malt Beverage and Other Industries 1978-1997
  Chart VIII Comparative Chart of Employment and Earnings 1977-1997
  Table 33 Producer & Consumer Price Indexes for Malt Beverages 1978-1997
CHAPTER 4 SHIPMENTS AND SALES
  Table 34 Shipments of Malt Beverages by State 1990-1997, in Barrels
  Table 35 Shipments of Malt Beverages by Geographical Division, 1988-1997
  Table 36 1997 Consumption and Per Capita Consumption of Malt Beverages, Distilled Spirits and Wines, by Region, in Gallons
  Table 37 Shipments of Malt Beverages by State 1990-1997, in Gallons
  Table 38 Per Capita Consumption of Malt Beverages by State, 1987-1997
  Table 39 Shipments of Distilled Spirits by State, 1990-1997
  Table 40 Per Capita Consumption of Distilled Spirits by State, 1987-1997
  Table 41 Shipments of Wine by State, 1990-1997
  Table 42 Per Capita Consumption of Wine by State, 1987-1997
 
  Table 44 Monthly Shipments of Malt Beverages by State for 1997 and Comparison with Previous Year
 
  Table 46 Malt Beverage Shipments by Month for U.S. 1991-1997
  Table 47 Shipments of Malt Beverages, by Calendar Year 1935-1997
  Table 48 Cereal Beverage Removals 1950-1997
  Table 49 Per Capita Consumption of Malt Beverages, by Calendar Year, 1942-1997
  Table 50 Consumer Expenditures for Alcohol Beverages 1974-1997
CHAPTER 5 FOREIGN TRADE
  Chart IX Proportion of Malt Beverage Exports and Imports by Continent 1997
 
  Table 52 United States Exports of Malt Extracts and Syrups by Country, 1989-1997
  Table 53 United States Exports of Malt By Country, 1988-1997
  Table 54 United States Exports of Hops by Country, 1989-1997
  Table 55 United States Exports of Malt Beverages by Month, 1980-1997
  Table 56 United States Exports of Non-Alcoholic Brews by Country, 1990-1997
 
  Table 58 United States Imports of Barley Malt by Country, 1986-1996
  Table 59 United States Imports of Hops by Country, 1987-1997
  Table 60 United States Imports of Malt Beverages by Month 1989-1997
  Table 61 United States Imports of Non-Alcoholic Brews by Country, 1989-1997
CHAPTER 6 TAXES
  Table 62 History of Federal Excise Taxes on Beer
  Table 63 Internal Revenue Taxes Paid by Distillers and Brewers Since 1938
  Table 64 Internal Revenue Collections from the Malt Beverage Industry 1948-1997
  Table 65 Internal Revenue Collections, Fiscal Years 1960-1996
  SUMMARY OF STATE TAX RATES
  Table 66 Average State Tax per Barrel, Calendar Years 1970-1997
  Table 67 Methods of Tax Collection by State, July 1, 1998
  Table 68 State Taxes on Malt Beverages, July 1, 1998
  Table 69 Estimated Federal Excise Tax Revenue from Malt Beverage Sales by State, Calendar Year 1997
  Table 70 History of State Excise and License Tax Collections, for Calendar Years 1988-1997
  Table 71 Post-Prohibition Population in Areas Dry for Beer by State 1988-1997
  STATE AGENCIES IN CHARGE OF ADMINISTERING ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LAWS