Economics of Local Breweries
Beer is a significant contributor to many local economies, with craft breweries alone contributing more than in 2018. Economic impacts are per capita in Colorado, Vermont, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Maine.
as climate change threatens the key ingredients in beer. Hops, barley, and water are at risk from increased heat and precipitation extremes.
Brewers are pursuing solutions to reduce water usage, encourage more sustainable farming, limit material use, and power facilities with clean energy.