AK Bites: Brewing is big business

 Broken Tooth Brewing
Broken Tooth Brewing (KTUU)
Published: Jun. 14, 2016 at 3:27 PM AKDT
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Craft beer is big in Alaska.

If you go to almost any restaurant in Alaska you're almost guaranteed that you can order a beer, made here. In fact, a recent economic report shows that the Alaskan craft beer industry has a half a billion dollar impact.

The brewers guild of Alaska says there are 25 craft breweries in the state, with four new ones opening soon.

On top of paying a 35 cent per gallon tax the industry creates 1,500 hundred direct jobs, and 24 hundred induced jobs.