Missouri is home to numerous craft breweries, and the world-famous Budweiser family of beers, but did you know the beer industry contributes $10.2 billion to the state’s economy and supports 55,628 jobs statewide, according to a report by the National Beer Wholesalers Association and The Beer Institute?
Home to 90+ breweries, in addition to 130+ wineries and 20+ distilleries, Missouri’s alcohol industry has entered a new golden age. Most people know about Missouri-based Anheuser-Busch, which almost ten years after its acquisition by InBev remains a force as a world leader in brewing, but most people don’t know Missouri is becoming known for its craft beer production as well. Companies like Boulevard Brewing Co., Urban Chestnut, Mother’s Brewing Company and more are producing hundreds of thousands of barrels of craft beer each year.
“Of course, you have one of the most important brewers in the world in St. Louis with Anheuser-Busch,” said Jim McGreevy, president and CEO of the Beer Institute. “But along with that, (Missouri) has 180 breweries across the state, with distributors out there every day. Those 56,000 jobs in Missouri, we hope it’s going to grow even larger.”
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