BeerBoard Report:
On-Premise Status (October 23-25)

Following a one period dip, the On-Premise saw positive returns in volume, percentage of taps pouring, and rate of sale.

In this report, we take a look at the weekend of October 23-25 and compare that to our reviews of October 9-11 and September 25-27.

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 (October 23-25)

The Open Rate (locations open and pouring beer) is locked in at 92% for the fourth consecutive period, and has been steady between 91-92% since early August.

For the third consecutive period, Average Number of Taps is holding firm at 18 taps per location nationally. Five states tracked were in a holding pattern from the previous period, while Michigan, Minnesota and Tennessee added one tap per location (on average), while Illinois and Texas both dropped one tap per.

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

Percentage of Taps Pouring saw an ever-so-slight increase, climbing +1.5% nationally from last period. Six of the states tracked saw increases as well, though most we nominal. Minnesota was up +5.8% for the weekend, while Michigan was also up +2.8%. Illinois fell from 62% of taps pouring to 56% (-9.7%).


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

After a one-period decline, On-Premise Volume trended in the right direction, seeing a +7.9% climb this weekend (as compared to Oct 9-11). Most of the states tracked reset themselves, led by Minnesota, which saw a very healthy +36.7% climb. South Carolina (+10.6%) was also up double digits, while Michigan (+9.4%) fell just short of that club. Illinois and Georgia were down for the second consecutive period, falling -11.2% and -1.3%, respectively.

Mirroring the Volume per Location, Rate of Sale also bounced back for the weekend, climbing +4.3% from the previous period. Minnesota (+16.8%) saw the biggest surge, while Florida (+6.5%), Texas (+5.2%) and Nevada (+4.8%) were also up. Illinois, which also saw a sharp fall in volume, was =8.7% for ROS on the weekend.

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

Volume and Tap Share were relatively flat for a third consecutive period, while the the Top 5 Styles again remained unchanged. Craft did iPhone almost a point in Volume (+0.8%) and Tap Share (+0.9%), taking most of the growth away from Imports.

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