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Michigan’s $5 billion beer industry is bubbling over

KalamaBrew, 4/16/2009

Over the lips, past the gums, look out tummy, here it comes. That can be applied to pretty much anything you put in your mouth but in this particular instance let’s apply it to beer and how well the brewing industry is doing here in the state of Michigan. Nearly 4,000 people work in the industry in Michigan and almost $5 billion contributed to the state’s economy. Not bad… now where’s my beer?


Michigan’s beer industry directly employed some 3,920 people in the state last year, paying total wages of $250 million, according to a study sponsored by two national industry groups.

The study, by the National Beer Wholesalers Association and the Beer Institute, estimated the overall industry contributed $4.9 billion to the state’s economy, ranking it as No. 13 in the nation for economic impact of the state’s breweries, distributors and retailers. (California, with its 200 some breweries, was No. 1.)

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