Beer Purchasers’ Index

Craft and imports drop, progressive adult beverages like seltzers rise significantly

Cincinnati OH, Oct. 9, 2019 — This week, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for September 2019, and it’s always an interesting indicator of where the beer and other social lubricants markets are heading. The index surveys beer distributors’ purchases across different segments and compares them to previous years. A reading greater than 50 indicates the segment is expanding, while a reading below 50 indicates the segment is contracting.