The craft beer industry has been on a tear, boasting a 17% rise in sales last year and continued growth expected going forward. Lately, it looks like a big surge is on tap not only for craft breweries, but small businesses that make wine and spirits as well.
A $7 sixer enjoyed once a week adds up to $364 a year. Make that habit daily and, among other problems, your beer budget would hit $2,555 annually.
Food in the U.S. is cheap to buy at the market, though costs have been rising sharply. Oh, and if you think about all of the costs related to keeping the price of food low, food isn’t really cheap to begin with.