AK Bites: Brewing is big business

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Anchorage (KTUU) Craft beer is big in Alaska.

Broken Tooth Brewing

If you go to almost any restaurant in Alaska you're almost guaranteed that you can order a beer, made here. In fact, a recent economic report shows that the Alaskan craft beer industry has a half a billion dollar impact.

The brewers guild of Alaska says there are 25 craft breweries in the state, with four new ones opening soon.

On top of paying a 35 cent per gallon tax the industry creates 1,500 hundred direct jobs, and 24 hundred induced jobs.

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