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L.A.'s Growing Craft Beer Industry Is Good for the Economy, Report Says

Sarah Bennett, LA WEEKLY

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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Finally, we have some numbers. In Los Angeles, craft beer is on track to generate $66 million of direct economic impact, according to the first report to quantify the subject. The report — released yesterday by the National University System Institute for Policy Research — says that the county's 54 craft breweries and brewpubs have a greater economic impact than Anime Expo, L.A.'s largest annual convention, and that the industry created and sustains approximately 1,334 jobs in the region.