The economic impact of #craftbeer

I’m no brewer. Let me be clear about that right up front. (The sad truth is that I’m too lazy to do all that cleaning.) But I do my part to keep them in business, and watching “Crafting a Nation” gave me one more reason to do so: creating and sustaining American jobs.

According to figures from the Brewers Association, the economic impact from “small and independent craft brewers” is $55.7 billion and includes 424,000 jobs, some in the breweries and others in engineering, manufacturing, sales, and distribution. That’s a lot of jobs for a lot of bearded guys in Carhartts.

 

 

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