Minnesota Beer Wholesalers Association

Our Impact

Independent beer distributors in Minnesota pay more than $186 million dollars in wages to their employees and offer full benefit packages. Their direct economic impact on Minnesota’s economy is over $380 million dollars. The indirect economic impact is much higher.

The total business and personal taxes paid by the beer industry in Minnesota is over $680 million dollars. The total consumption taxes paid are over $317 million dollars.

*Beer Serves America: Economic Impact of the Beer Industry 2014 Data, Minnesota. See full report

A 3900-year-old Sumerian poem honoring Ninkasi, the patron goddess of brewing, contains the oldest surviving beer recipe, describing the production of beer from barley via bread.