An economic study highlights that the vast scope of the U.S. beer industry – from brewers and beer importers to beer distributors to retailers – generates nearly $253 billion in economic activity, 1.75 million jobs and $48.5 billion in tax revenue.

Jobs, tax contribution and economic impact figures for each state can be found here.

The Beer Institute and NBWA released the Beer Serves America report to highlight the industry’s complete impact on the American economy. The study, based on government and industry data, examines direct, indirect and induced spending, labor and tax collection.

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Conclusions from the 2015 Beer Serves America Report

  • Overall, the beer industry contributes about $252.6 billion in economic output which is equal to about 1.5 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product.
  • Brewers and beer importers directly employ 49,576 Americans. More than 70 percent of brewing jobs are linked to large and mid-sized brewers and beer importers.
  • The number of distributor jobs has increased by more than 20 percent in the last decade, to more than 131,307, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Suppliers to the brewing industry – enterprises that manufacture bottles and cans, cardboard case boxes, brewing equipment or marketing displays, for example – generate more than $83 billion in economic activity and are responsible for more than 383,190 jobs alone.
  • More than $48.5 billion in tax revenue is generated by the production and sale of beer and other malt beverages. This is equal to nearly 40 percent of the retail price paid for beer by consumers.