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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for Sept. 29: Great American Beer Festival


WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 -- Following is the daily “Profile America” feature for Sept. 29 from the U.S. Census Bureau:

Profile America Thursday, September 29th. For a beer fancier, there’s only one place to be starting today and running through Saturday The Great American Beer Festival in the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Upwards of 30-thousand people are expected to buy tickets designated drivers get a greatly reduced rate. Once inside, beer lovers will have the chance to get a one-ounce taste of some 16-hundred different beers on tap, the most in the world. Every region of the country will be represented, and 350 brewers will be arranged geographically on the convention floor. They will be vying for gold, silver and bronze medals in 67 different judging categories. Beer consumption by the average American has remained remarkably consistent over the years at about 22 gallons annually. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau on the Web at .

Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2005, p. 504

Statistical Abstract of the United States 2004-2005, t. 201


Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments ready to air on a monthly CD or on Internet at (look under the “Newsroom” button). For further information, contact Rick Reed at 301-763-2812, fax at 301-457-3670, or e-mail at


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