Economic Impact
Economic Impact

Industry Insights

The beer industry is a leading job creator and economic powerhouse. The Beer Serves America study from 2020 concluded the industry supports more than 2 million American jobs and contributes more than $330 billion to the U.S. economy.

Unfortunately, the beer industry has seen a dramatic decline both in jobs and sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19’s Impact on the U.S. Beer Industry in 2020 was:

  • Jobs lost The U.S. lost more than 568,000 jobs supported by the beer industry
  • Sales lost Nearly $20 billion drop in retail beer sales

Find out how the beer industry in your state has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

Jobs Lost
Wages Lost
Economic Output Decrease
Sales Decline

Any tax increases on the beer industry would result in additional job losses for brewers, beer importers, and the millions of Americans whose livelihoods depend on the industry.



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