Booze has such a complicated history, so this video below is a nifty little roundup of the history of beer in numbers, starting with the 1900s.
Back then, 1,751 breweries were operating. Prohibition brought that number to zero, although 22 million barrels were produced in homes every year by 1929.
And today? 1,750 breweries existed in 2011, a number oddly familiar to the 1900s. Watch and learn below.
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