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Quarterly Beer Report: Ciders and APAs are Heating Up in Chicago 

The weather is warming up and the city has transformed into an oasis of sidewalk patios and smiles.

I know looking back on winter’s past is a rough thing to do, but we wanted to share a few interesting beer trends that were revealed when analyzing our quarterly data.

This report highlights market share in the beer, brewery and style categories. The data was calculated by comparing the number of units ordered from Quarter Four of 2017 to those from Quarter One of 2018. Kegs were converted to their case equivalent to provide more accurate data. 

Beer sales grew overall by ↑54.4%

Top Selling Chicagoland Craft Breweries

Percentages represent the brewery’s marketshare in the local craft category.

Fastest Growing Chicagoland Breweries

Percentages represent the brewery’s sales growth from Q4 of 2017 to Q1 of 2018.

Fastest Growing Beer Categories

Category percentages reflect sales growth from Q4 of 2017 to Q1 of 2018. Product percentages represent the product’s marketshare in its respective category.

Top Beers in the 10 Most Popular Beer Categories

Product percentages represent the product’s marketshare in its respective category during Q1 of 2018.

Light Beer

Pale Lager

Golden Ale / Blonde Ale

Sour / Wild Ale

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