Charted: Virginia's surging beer exports
Virginia's beer exports surged 42% last year.
What's happening: Two things, per the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
- International demand for craft beer is rising.
- And Anheuser-Busch has increased exports out of its Williamsburg plant.
What they're saying: "Beer sales are up worldwide, and within that, the craft beer segment is exploding in growth," department spokesman Mike Wallace tells Axios.
- The state doesn't track exports by individual brands, but Wallace says Williamsburg's The Virginia Beer Company has led the way among craft breweries exporting to international markets.
Zoom out: Beer is the state's tenth-largest agricultural export.
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