Missing Cases in Texas and California

The Beer Institute's Lester Jones issued their state-by-state shipment figures through June 2005. June itself was dead flat, so the industry at large YTD through June is down 1.3% or about 1.4 million barrels. Convert that to case equivs, and we have moved about 19 million less cases this year than last year. Where do 19 million cases disappear to? That great beer warehouse in the sky?

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