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Stats of our lives

Stats of our lives: America's can-do spirit

Why beer drinkers are increasingly opting for cans over bottles  — and more in our collection of surprising facts and figures

53Percent of beer sold in cans, which are cheaper than bottles, in 2011, up from 48 percent in 2007

7Percent decline in beer consumption overall since the Great Recession began162Pints of beer consumed by the average U.S. adult in 2011, down from 174 in 2008

Source: Bloomberg