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Beer Institute Toasts Millions of Beer Jobs on Labor Day


Today, Beer Institute President and CEO Jim McGreevy released the following statement in commemoration of Labor Day:

“This Labor Day, we toast the more than two million hard-working men and women across our nation whose jobs rely on a vibrant beer economy. From farmers to truck drivers and brewers to bartenders, the production, distribution and sale of beer creates good-paying jobs in every corner of our nation. As an industry, we are proud that many of the workers essential to the production, distribution and sale of beer are union members. They are an essential part of the American economy as we continue to serve America’s favorite beverage alcohol. Beer is the beverage alcohol of moderation, and the beer industry encourages everyone to celebrate this Labor Day responsibly.”

Earlier this year, the Beer Institute released its biennial “Beer Serves America” report, which found the U.S. beer industry supports more than two million good-paying, local jobs and contributes more than $330 billion to our economy. Brewers and beer importers directly employ more than 67,000 Americans, and each job in the brewing industry generates another 30 jobs in other industries, including farming, transportation and hospitality. The impact of the beer industry is equivalent to 1.6% of the United States’ gross domestic product.

For more information on the beer industry’s economic impact on both a national and state level, please visit