10 best states for craft beer


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There’s no froth in the economic impact of craft beer.

Small and independent craft brewers contributed $55.7 billion and more than 424,000 jobs to the U.S. economy in 2014, says the Brewers Association, an industry trade group.

A craft brewer has limited production, is independent and makes beer with traditional ingredients mixed with nontraditional elements for distinctiveness, the association says.

In these 10 states, craft beer is a major economic driver.