NBWA releases May Beer Purchasers’ Index

The May Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) rose above the benchmark (50) to 52 while the At Risk Inventory (ARI) measure also increased above the benchmark (50) to 61. This combination of at-risk inventory and expected beer orders is out of the industry’s “comfort zone,” as the industry typically does not willingly increase beer orders while sitting on too much inventory.