Even though the explosive growth of the early Craft Beer explosion have seemed to slow in recent years the industry is still producing a massive amount to the U.S. economy last year. Craft beer also account for 559,545 jobs, according to the Brewers association 2018 economic impact report. That is actually a 4 percent improvement over 2017 numbers. The numbers account for workers across breweries, wholesalers and retailers.
California represented the largest state in the craft beer segment, generating $9 billion. With Pennsylvania adding $6.3 billion and Texas adding $5.1 billion. New York and Florida rounded out the top five.
Source: Fortune, September 2019