According to The Advocate:
"The beer industry contributes $2.58 billion a year to the Louisiana economy, according to a study commissioned by national industry groups.
The figure includes direct and indirect impact from brewers, beer importers and distributors, brewer suppliers and retailers.
The study, by the National Beer Wholesalers Association and the Beer Institute, said the industry is responsible for 29,736 jobs with $743.9 million in wages, as well as $172.6 in federal, state and local taxes."I"m doing my part.