The great state of Vermont tops the list of US state breweries per capita based on the Brewers Association s count of operating breweries and the 2008 population estimates found at www.census.gov(link is external). The fortunate citizens of Vermont have a brewery for every 32,698 people. There are 19 breweries and 621,270 citizens in Vermont. Additionally, every Vermont brewery is a craft brewery according the Brewers Association’s craft brewer definition (see About Us), from small start-up microbrewery Lawson’s Finest Liquids in Warren to the revered Vermont Pub & Brewery in Burlington to regional craft brewer Magic Hat Brewing Co. and Performing Arts Center also in Burlington. The top 5 states in breweries per capita are rounded out by Montana, Oregon, Maine and Colorado.The Facts Last updated on 2/23/2009Growth of the craft brewing industry in 2008 was 5.8% by volume and 10.5% by dollars.The craft brewing industry produced nearly 8.6 million barrels of craft beer in the U.S. in 2008.The fastest growing sector craft brewing sector continues to be microbreweries, showing customer support for local breweries.The craft brewing sales share as of December ’08 is 4% by volume and 6.3% by dollars.Total U.S. craft brewing industry annual dollar volume is $6.3 billion.Breweries Per Capita Rank Total Breweries State Breweries Per Capita1 19 Vermont 32,6982 27 Montana 35,8313 93 Oregon 40,7534 31 Maine 42,4665 103 Colorado 47,9566 14 Alaska 49,0217 10 Wyoming 53,2678 100 Washington 65,4929 7 Delaware 84,54810 66 Wisconsin 85,27211 15 New Hampshire 87,72112 16 Idaho 95,23913 15 Nebraska 118,89514 16 New Mexico 124,02215 70 Michigan 142,90616 5 South Dakota 160,83917 8 Hawaii 161,02518 16 Nevada 162,51019 17 Kansas 164,83120 75 Pennsylvania 165,97721 221 California 166,32022 18 Iowa 166,80923 38 Massachusetts 170,99924 14 Utah 195,45925 29 Missouri 203,84826 5 Rhode Island 210,15827 16 Connecticut 218,82828 28 Indiana 227,74329 22 Minnesota 237,29130 32 Virginia 242,78431 26 Arizona 250,00732 21 Maryland 268,26733 42 Ohio 273,47434 33 North Carolina 279,46735 3 DC 291,03136 6 West Virginia 302,41137 41 Illinois 314,67238 14 South Carolina 319,98639 56 New York 348,04140 14 Tennessee 443,92141 39 Florida 469,95742 18 New Jersey 482,37043 7 Oklahoma 520,33744 16 Georgia 605,35945 7 Kentucky 609,89246 1 North Dakota 641,48147 36 Texas 675,74948 4 Arkansas 713,84849 5 Alabama 932,38050 4 Louisiana 1,102,69951 1 Mississippi 2,938,618Breweries Per Capita 2008
A press release from the police saidFernando is one of the seven suspects in the killing of the former Culasi mayoron June 4, 1986. Malong said the suspect also has apending warrant of arrest for multiple murder. “He is one of the suspects of the slayof former Culasi mayor Paterno Javier Sr. and now an active member of the NewPeople’s Army-Leonardo de Guzman Command based in Mindoro,” Malong said. Judge Niovady Marin of the RegionalTrial Court 6th Judicial Region Branch 13 in Culasi issued the arrest warrantdated Feb. 17, 1994 against Fernando for murder with no bail recommended. Romeo Fernando, who went by aliases“Sunny” and “Rolly Fernando,” was nabbed in Batong Buhay, Sablayan, OccidentalMindoro around noon, Colonel Joem Malong, Police Regional Office in WesternVisayas (PRO-6) spokesperson said. “His warrant of arrest for multiplemurder has clerical error. It needs to be amended that is why it has not beenserved,” she said. The authorities have also coordinatedwith the Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict to apprehendFernando. The operation against the suspect wasdone by the combined elements of the Regional Intelligence Unit 6, RegionalIntelligence Unit 4B, Sablayan Municipal Police Station, Culasi MunicipalPolice Station, Antique Provincial Intelligence Section, and Mindoro ProvincialMobile Force Company. ILOILO City – After 33 years of hiding from authorities, one of the suspects tagged inthe murder of former Culasi town mayor in Antique was arrested, a policeofficial said Saturday. Malong said the suspect is currentlyunder custody of Culasi municipal police station.(With a report from PNA/PN)
By its own standards, USC is reeling.Big help · Junior goalkeeper Joel Dennerley has tallied 107 saves for USC this season, but the team has struggled recently, losing two in a row. – Courtney Sandlin | Daily Trojan For the first time since 2007 the No. 2 USC men’s water polo team (15-2, 1-2) has lost consecutive conference games and now appears more than just beatable.“I think we have gone away from our fundamentals,” USC coach Jovan Vavic said. “We are thinking ahead and we are not doing what we’ve done well all season.”But a Sunday showdown with No. 6 UC Santa Barbara might provide the Trojans with an opportunity to address a majority of the issues plaguing the youthful bunch.“I think we are going to have a good game,” Vavic said. “We had a good week of training so far, and I feel good about the way the guys practiced. They were in the meeting room and really did a good job of listening.”In spite of Vavic’s optimism, however, recent results have exposed many of the problems threatening the previously undefeated Trojans’ hopes of swiftly navigating the regular season and earning yet another NCAA title at the year’s conclusion.Against Stanford, the team was hampered by poor shooting and an inopportune offense — except for freshmen two-meter Jeremy Davie and driver Nikola Vavic, who combined for three goals, the team was held scoreless.“When you are passing and shooting, it’s all about the execution and fundamental skills,” Jovan Vavic said. “We have rushed passes, and we have rushed shots. So we just have to relax, focus and do the little things.”A week later, a matchup with Mountain Pacific Sports Federation rival California marked improvement on the offensive end, but defensive miscues prevented Vavic’s bunch from putting themselves in a position to win, as the Trojans trailed 5-0 early in the first period.“We made so many defensive errors,” Vavic said. “It’s really very frustrating because we are a better team than that. But the teams are figuring us out. They’re developing gameplans to stop us and we have to become much more defensively aware.”As anticipated for a group that lost nine seniors from the back-to-back championship team of 2009, youth has become a serious issue.“The biggest thing is that our starting unit has Davie, [Stephen] Siri, Nikola [Vavic], and Tobias [Preuss] — all four new players. All freshmen,” Vavic said. “And well, they’re making mistakes. I think in the beginning of the season we did not make those mistakes.”In Sunday’s contest against the No. 6 Gauchos, the Trojans won’t be afforded many second chances, as UC Santa Barbara holds one of the toughest defensive units in the nation, featuring goalkeeper Myles Christian, who allows just 6.7 goals per game.“Santa Barbara, in my opinion, is one of the best teams in the country,” Vavic said. “They’re strong and have very good kids. They are right behind us in terms of team defense this year.”And based on previous results, the Trojans know how challenging an opportunity the Gauchos will be.Earlier this month, the Trojans faced UC Santa Barbara in the semifinals of the SoCal Tournament, and after a strong opening frame, built a 4-0 lead before watching it crumble after five unanswered goals from the Gauchos. Eventually, a 7-6 win was secured by the Trojans but strong play on behalf of UC Santa Barbara certainly left an impression.“They played well,” Vavic said. “They have quite a few experienced foreign players and are really tough.”But that hasn’t halted any sort of optimism heading into Sunday’s contest.“They do have good shooters and are a good team overall, but I feel much more confidence this week than I did last week,” Vavic said.
UEFA have outlined new proposals to tackle racism, including a minimum 10-match ban for any player or official found guilty of abuse.Speaking at the European SoccerEx conference in Manchester on Wednesday, UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino revealed the proposed sanctions in a bid to tackle the problem on and off the field.Infantino also confirmed if there is evidence of racist abuse in the stands, partial stadium closures will be enforced instead of a fine, while further instances of racism in the stands will lead to “full closure of the stadium and a minimum fine of 50,000 euros.”“This is clear, this is harsh, it will be known to everyone and this is want we want to implement,” Infantino told reporters.The proposal of tougher sanctions follows UEFA’s recent recommendation to referees to stop matches when there are incidents of racism.The debate intensified this season when AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng departed the field during a friendly in Italy after facing abuse from opposition supporters. To date, no UEFA-organised match has ever been abandoned and, despite the guidelines, there have been numerous games where play has continued despite racist chanting taking place, including the recent match between Inter Milan and Tottenham in the Europa League.