Minnesota Beer Wholesalers Association

Our Impact

Independent beer distributors in Minnesota pay more than $229 million dollars in wages to their employees and offer full benefit packages. Their direct economic impact on Minnesota’s economy is over $617 million dollars. The indirect economic impact is much higher.

The total business and personal taxes paid by the beer industry in Minnesota is over $822 million dollars. The total consumption taxes paid are over $327 million dollars.

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

The Puritans sailed to Massachusetts with 42 tons of beer, 10,000 gallons of wine, and 14 tons of water on board.