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

It is believed that alcohol regulation was first instituted in ancient Greece, Mesopotamia, Egypt and Rome. In 594 BC, Greece proscribed the death penalty for drunken magistrates and all wine was ordered to be diluted with water before being sold.