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A Look At The Economics Of Craft Beer

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Angela Evancie
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Beer taps await pulling at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier in June, 2014. With the nation's highest number of craft breweries per capita, Vermont is not exempt from what one economist calls "beeronomics."

According to the Brewers Association, 1.5 new breweries open every day in the United States. This helps grow an industry that’s now valued at nearly $20 billion. With the highest number of craft breweries per capita, Vermont is certainly not exempt from this bustling market.
Patrick Emerson, professor of economics at Oregon State University and creator of the blog Beeronomics, joined Vermont Edition to talk about the economics of craft beer, and where the market is heading next.

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