Brewers, beer importers and beer distributors are proud to serve America
America’s beer industry supports more than two million jobs, provides more than $102 billion in wages and benefits, and contributes more than $331 billion to the U.S. economy. Today our nation’s brewers, beer importers and independent beer distributors not only provide Americans with their favorite alcohol beverage, but they continue to be a cornerstone to America’s economy. The Beer Serves America report is a comprehensive study of the number of American jobs the beer industry supports, from farmers and brewers and beer importers to beer distributors and servers at your favorite bars and restaurants.
Beer Serves Americans in Every State
Every state, congressional district and state legislative district has jobs that depend on our nation’s beer industry. America’s beer industry contributes about 1.6% of our nation’s gross domestic product. Beer’s production and distribution linkages impact firms in 96% of the U.S. economy. View our feature video here.
Each job in the brewing industry generates 30 jobs located in every corner of the country. Farmers, truck drivers and your friends and neighbors who work in your favorite bars and restaurants all rely on our nation’s beer industry.
More than 37,000 agricultural jobs depend on the American beer industry. And it is more than barley and hops that brewers rely on when making your favorite beer. Brewers draw flavors from cranberries, herbs, honey, oysters, pumpkins and spruce tips when crafting beer.
Brewers and beer importers collaborate with farmers across the country, so Americans can continue to enjoy their favorite beers while bringing new and innovative beers to market.
The U.S. beer industry supports more than 71,000 manufacturing jobs. These skilled hands help produce more than 45 billion beer cans, 18.7 billion beer bottles and 3.9 billion beers poured from kegs that Americans enjoyed in 2020.
From the cardboard that holds a six-pack to the pint glass you lift to toast a special occasion, the beer industry supports manufacturing jobs across the United States.
More than 67,000 Americans work in our nation’s brewing industry. And today, America’s more than 6,000 active brewers and beer importers are providing Americans with more choices and styles of beer than at any point in our nation’s history.
From brewmasters to microbiologists and chemists, men and women with diverse backgrounds and skills work for our nation’s brewers and beer importers.
More than 140,000 Americans work for our nation’s beer distributors. Beer distributors have a wide variety of jobs, from truck drivers you see delivering beer to bars, restaurants, convenience stores and supermarkets to men and women who manage their warehouses.
America’s beer distributors are essential to ensuring that the beer you want is available when you go to the store or head to your favorite bar or restaurant.
More than 883,000 jobs in our nation’s retail sector depend on the nation’s beer industry. Whether it is the bartender at your favorite bar who knows your beer order when you sit down or the flight attendant who pours you the beer on a flight, the men and women who serve beer in bars and restaurants and sell beer in stores are critical for the beer industry.