With 203 breweries from North Carolina’s mountains to the coast, our state now has one of the highest concentrations of breweries in America. To honor that statistic, Gov. Roy Cooper has just officially proclaimed April as ‘North Carolina Beer Month’.
“Thanks to North Carolina’s thriving brewing industry, our state’s entrepreneurship and craftsmanship can continue to shine. North Carolina’s breweries attract tourism and create economic development opportunities to communities of all sizes across the state.” commented Cooper during a press conference this week that was held at the historic Rocky Mount Mills.
Today, Governor Cooper officially proclaimed April as #NCBeerMonth. pic.twitter.com/BAIwH62Zwg
— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) March 24, 2017
The number of craft breweries in North Carolina has more than quadrupled since 2010. According to studies collected by the Craft Brewers Guild, the annual economic impact of the craft beer industry was $1.2 billion in 2015. It accounts for $300 million in annual wages and 10,000 jobs.
Lake Norman now even has one of the highest concentrations of breweries in America.
What do you think about Governor Cooper’s ‘Beer Month’ designation?