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Cheers! Vermont and beer

Last week people across Vermont marked the Labor Day holiday with backyard cookouts and ice-cold beer. Alongside the Fourth of July and Memorial Day, Labor Day is one of the busiest sales periods for beer in the state. Sales during the Labor Day holiday contributed to the nearly $417,300,000 of economic activity generated by the beer industry in Vermont.

The hard-working men and women of Vermonts beer distribution industry deliver a wide selection of high-quality product to retailers across the state, giving consumers in Vermont a great choice at a tremendous value. They operate within a framework of Vermonts laws to ensure their products are sold only to licensed retailers, said Craig Purser, president and CEO of the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA).

Vermonts beer distributors also provide their local communities with jobs that include above-average pay and quality health benefits, and they constantly give back through their involvement in countless charitable endeavors, Purser said.

Vermonts estimated 4,700 employees involved in the making and selling of beer collectively generated $120,400,000 in wages and benefits and paid-in more than $82,400,000 in federal, state, and local taxes, according to the NBWA.

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