Number of breweries on the rise

Created: 07/03/2014 6:55 AM WHEC.com

Americans love affair with beer has fueled the brewery industry.
The number of breweries in the U.S. more than doubled from 398 to 860 between 2007 and 2012, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.  
In addition to quenching our thirst, that growth is creating jobs and revenues. The breweries industry reported more than $28-billion in shipments in 2012, which is up a third from 2007.
Employment, meanwhile, reached more than 26-thousand workers, a 17-percent jump.

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