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America's Beer Drinkers Continue to Pay Outdated and Excessive Excise Taxes. Read the latest press releases.

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A Giant in the U.S. Economy

Nearly 2.7 million workers throughout America are employed, directly or indirectly, by the beer industry, which is comprised of approximately 400 breweries, 3,000 wholesalers and over 5,000 retailers. At the heart of this dynamic industry are the 45,000 Americans who work for the nation's breweries. These men and women take home $2 billion a year in salaries and wages, along with additional millions in fringe benefits and retirement programs. Their wages are among the highest of more than 350 industries surveyed annually by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Over 800,000 people work for the American beer industry's distributors and retailers, and the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands more - farmers, truckers, haulers, can and bottle manufacturers and other suppliers - are linked to the industry.

For more information on the beer industry's economic impact, click here.


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