The Brewers Association recently released their economic impact analysis for craft beer in the United States for 2012. Craft brewers contributed $34 billion to the national economy in 2012. The results show:
2,466 full-time-equivalent jobs created by craft beer in Alabama, earning $73,757,000 in wages
Total Alabama Economic Impact: $238,094,000
Alabama ranked 49th in terms of economic impact per capita, showing that we have a lot of room left to grow this industry and its benefits to the local economy.