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October 4, 2014

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Profile America — Saturday, October 4th. For those who believe that beer is proof that a higher power loves us and wants us to be happy, a great chance for bliss is found in Denver. The 2014 Great American Beer Festival wraps up today in the Colorado Convention Center. Some 49,000 people are attending this latest celebration, which began in 1982 in Boulder, and moved to Denver in 1984 to accommodate the burgeoning interest. The festival includes one-ounce samplings of 3,500 beers from more than 700 domestic commercial and microbreweries. Meanwhile, thousands of beers are engaged in competition for festival medals in about 85 different categories of brew, with the winners announced today. America's 880 brewing establishments employ nearly 28,000 people in the art of beer making. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at http://www.census.gov.

Sources:
Organizer: http://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/press/festival-history-facts-figures/
County Business Patterns 2012 data: http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2012_00A1&prodType=table NAICS 31212


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | Last Revised: September 26, 2014