If your reading this, you already know that Utah Beers are great and that we produce some top- notch suds here behind the zion curtain. That being said, a study released by the National Beer Wholesalers Association and The Beer Institute say, Utah generates three-quarters of a billion dollars each year and provides jobs for 10,670 Utahns, directly or indirectly. It also generates $255 million annually in wages and benefits. There's no doubt about Beer is big in Utah. And it's safe to say that the state's economy would be delt a huge blow if the suds would ever cease to flow. (Hey, I made a ryme)
How the institute came by those numbers can be traced to its Web site, beerservesamerica.org. Although officials at the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Commission - which regulates and enforces Utah's liquor laws - could not confirm the institute's numbers, they do estimate that the state has collected nearly $12.5 million in beer excise taxes this year alone. I'm personally responsible for approx. $3.2 million of that(don't tell my wife).