Whether you're celebrating the holidays at home or out on the town, you may be on tap to treat yourself or your friends to a beer or some other alcoholic beverage. From January 2003 to October 2015, the Consumer Price Index for alcoholic beverages increased 30 percent. Over that period, consumer prices for alcoholic beverages purchased for consumption away from home increased 46 percent, compared with 20 percent for those purchased for consumption at home. Prices for nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials increased 20 percent.
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