KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Local craft beer is more than just a fad in Tennessee. It's a booming business.

Now, it's a multi-billion dollar industry across the state.

When you go to one of Knoxville's breweries and buy a $4 beer, you're playing a part in that industry by generating tax revenue, worker wages, and growing the beer business.

In East Tennessee, that has a pretty big pull.


But that handful of breweries, their suppliers and customers are adding to the $4.2 billion beer industry in Tennessee.

Yeah, that says "billion."


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