Thanks to the many readers who submitted your favorite places to drink beer around the U.S. We learned about a lot of great places across the country, and we hope you'll stay tuned to see the results of your feedback in an upcoming issue of Imbibe.
We received so many responses that we chose two more winner than we originally planned to win a copy of the American Brew DVD from Here's to Beer. Here are a few fun facts from this fascinating film that traces the history of American beer from colonial times through Prohibition and the modern craft beer movement:
- The average American lives within 10 miles of a brewery. (That doesn't use too much fuel, so visit a brewery near you today!)
- Americans drink six billion gallons of beer a year.
- In 1980, there were 48 breweries in the United States. In 2005, that number was close to 1500.