AK Bites: Brewing is big business
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.