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Maryland craft beer statistics: 2014/2015 | by Thomas Cizauskas
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Maryland craft beer statistics: 2014/2015

As of 1 August 2015, fifty-four breweries were operating within the state of Maryland (or at least were legally licensed to do so, paying state excise taxes and other government fees) —according to the website of the Maryland Comptroller.


The impact of beer and brewing in Maryland is:


** $276.9 million dollars in direct economic impact. (51st out of 51), but ...

** Impact per capita: $293.10 (16th out of 51).

** $69.2 million dollars in taxes.

** 3,125 jobs.

** 49th in the U.S. for number of breweries, but...

** 21st for breweries per capita (at 1.6 per 100,000 residents)


For all of the United States in 2014, the beer industry accounted for:

** $253 billion in economic activity (1.5% of GDP).

** 1.75 million jobs.

** $48.5 billion in tax revenue.



** Reports based on 2014 end-of-year data published by the (U.S.) Brewers Association and the Beer Institute.

** Screenshot from website of the (U.S.) Brewers Association, accessed 22 August 2015.

** Notice the increase in the number of breweries between the end of 2014 (40) and August 2015 (54). Data will change as well, when collected at end of year.



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Taken on September 4, 2015