BeerBoard Report:
On-Premise Status (Feb 11-14)

Open Rate held firm at 90%. Percentage of Taps Pouring grew slightly, while Volume and Rate of Sale took a slight dip. See it all in this week’s On-Premise Status Report.

In this report, we take a look at February 11-14 and compare this to our two previous reports – January 28-31 and January 14-17.

This review of insights and retail performance is part of an on-going series which tracks the status of America’s bars and restaurants.


On-Premise Status Report (February 11-14)

Open Rate (locations open and pouring beer) held firm for the period, checking in at 90% for February 11-14.

Nationally, Average Number of Taps held steady at 16 taps per location for the third consecutive period. Among the states tracked, six of the 10 added taps, led by a resurgent Michigan, which went from just seven taps Jan 28-31, to 18 this period (Feb 11-14). Illinois also continued its climb back, checking in with 12 taps pouring and up from five a month ago. Texas dropped two handles to fall to 15 per location.

* average numbers of taps is rounded to the nearest whole number

Percentage of Taps Pouring saw a slight decrease, falling two points to 58% over the period. Illinois continues its rebounding, climbing to 41% of taps pouring, up from 22% the prior period. Michigan also grew +10%, while Minnesota (+3.1%) and South Carolina (+1.5%) were up, nominally.


* % Change From Previous compares the current period against the previous period

Volume ticked down for the second straight period, this time down a nominal -1.2% after a decline of -9.9% (Jan 28-31). Michigan, the big mover of the period, was up an incredible +354.3%, while South Carolina (+17.7%) and Florida (+15.2%) saw more modest growth. Texas saw a decline of -19.4% on the weekend.

Coming off a one-period increase, Rate of Sale dipped slightly nationally, falling -8.3% for the weekend. New York (+8.4%) and Minnesota (+3.0%) were the only two states to see an increase on the period.

* % Change From Previous compares the current period against the previous period

In Volume share, Domestics (+0.4%) and Craft (0.4%) both saw ever-so-slight gains, siphoning away that margin from Imports (-0.8%). In Tap Share, Domestics were +0.6% to climb to 27.1%, while Craft dropped 0.5%. The Top Five Styles remained unchanged.

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