Beer Distribution Economic Impact – 2015

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  • 54 billion dollars are contributed to economy from beer distributors
  • 10.3 billion dollars are paid in federal, state and local taxes
  • 130,000 People in the U.S. are employed by beer distributors
  • 800-1,000 new breweries have opened within the past 12 months
  • Significant increase in new craft beers
  • There are approximately 3,300 independent beer distributors in the U.S.
  • Over 200 million barrels of beer are sold a year
  • 300,000 jobs are created directly and indirectly through the beer industry