BeerBoard Report:
On-Premise Status (October 9-11)

Coming off multiple periods of positive growth, the on-premise hit the pause button and saw flat returns in volume, average taps, percentage of taps pouring, and rate of sale.

In this report, we take a look at the weekend of October 9-11 and compare that to our reviews of September 25-27 and September 11-13.

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 9-11)

The Open Rate (locations open and pouring beer) held firm at 92% for the third consecutive period.

After a steady climb over the past several reporting period, Average Number of Taps leveled both nationally and across many of the states tracked in this report. Nationally, the average per location checks in at 18. Florida (18) and New York (19) were the only two states to realize a one-tap rise, while Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota all dropped one tap for the period.

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

Similar to Average Number of Taps, the Percentage Pouring also leveled off this period (Oct 9-11). Nationally, taps pouring remained locked at 66%, white Illinois, Michigan, South Carolina and Tennessee were all flat. Movement among the additional states tracked varied no more than +/- 1.5%.


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

Coming off two straight periods of sizable growth, On-Premise Volume (per location) slumped Oct 9-11, down -5.6% from the previous period. Most states tracked here were down, led by Minnesota (-10.3%), Florida (-8.7%) and Texas (-7.4%). New York was the only state to see positive results, albeit nominally at +1.4%.

Rate of Sale also saw a decline for the weekend, down -5.5% from the previous period. Florida (-10.0%) saw the largest decline among states for ROS, followed by Minnesota (-6.7%) and Texas (-4.9%). South Carolina bucked the trend, climbing +4.4%.

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

Volume and Tap Share were flat for a second consecutive period and the Top 5 Styles was unchanged.

BeerBoard is a technology company enabling the food & beverage industry to make data-driven decisions about its bar business. It manages over $1 billion in retail draft beer sales and 45,000 products through its industry-leading solution. The company’s patented digital platform captures, analyzes, and reports real-time data related to bar performance, brand insights and inventory. Built for retailers, brewers and distributors, the versatile technology is easily operated from a single dashboard, and it has streamlined operations and increased top and bottom line revenue all over the United States.

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