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The Super Bowl is right around the corner and many of us will be enjoying a nice frosty beverage for the game.

In fact, most of us will be.

Through the thousands of emails I get a year of wacky and mostly useless information from weird sources, The Beer Institute sent us some really eye-opening numbers.

We like beer… a lot.

From The Beer Institute:

To break down the chart, it looks like this:

Off-premise alcohol sales in the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl in 2019:

  • Beer: $1.2 Billion
  • Wine: $652 Million
  • Distilled Spirits: $568 Million

Beer Package Mix:

  • Aluminum Cans: 58.8%
  • Aluminum Bottles: 3.3%
  • Glass Bottles 37.4%
  • Plastic Bottles: 0.3%

We drink a lot of beer.

I’ve cut back on the amount of beer I drink personally, been on more of a vodka kick lately.

Which begs the question, what is your drink of choice for the Super Bowl on Sunday?

I’m going with vodka and Ginger Ale.

Probably have a bit of beer later, based on where the party is, probably going to be Michelob Ultra.

What are you buying for this weekend?