4 Reasons to Visit a Craft Brewery on Small Business Saturday

4 Reasons to Visit a Craft Brewery on Small Business Saturday

There is nothing wrong with jockeying for position to score a heavily discounted flat-screen this Friday, but don’t forget to grab a craft beer at your favorite small and independent craft brewery on Small Business Saturday.

Ironically started by one of the major credit card companies, Small Business Saturday began in 2010 as a campaign to encourage shoppers to support their local main street businesses.

Since the majority of Americans live within 10 miles of a brewery, eager craft beer fans should have no problem getting out for the cause.

While some may think the best deals will be gone the day before, there isn’t much more of a value than supporting your local brewery and community. Check out the economic impact of craft brewers in your state and find a brewery near you with CraftBeer.com’s Brewery Locator.

4 Reasons to Visit a Craft Brewery on Small Business Saturday

  1. There are now over 3,000 small and independent craft brewers in the United States, the most since before Prohibition.
  2. Despite surpassing 3,000 breweries, small and independent craft brewers only represent 7.8 percent of the overall U.S. beer market.
  3. Craft brewers contributed $33.9 billion to the U.S. economy in 2012.
  4. Craft brewers provided more than 360,000 jobs, with 108,440 jobs directly at breweries and brewpubs (including serving staff).

For more statistics on small and independent craft brewers, visit BrewersAssociation.org.

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