Beer bonanza: Breweries in the U.S. doing quite well

If you’ll be tipping back a cold one this weekend, you’re not alone.

Albeit for the popularity of apple-tinis and mojitos, the beer industry is doing quite well.

How well?

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday that the number of breweries in the United States more than doubled – from 398 to 869 - between 2007 and 2012.

The brewery industry reported $28.3 billion in shipments in 2012, an increase of 33.6 percent from 2007.

Industry employment also rose to 26,077 workers, up 3,825 positions from 2007 to 2012.

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