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Breweries impacting local economy

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – The U.S. beer industry supports more than 18,000 good-paying jobs in Kentucky and contributes more than two billion to the state’s economy.

“We’ve got about 80 kegs in the walk-in. our system we brew eight barrels around 240 gallons at a time,” said Gasper Brewing owner Isaiah King.

Taprooms are filling up across Kentucky, but that wasn’t the case last spring when taprooms closed their doors due to COVID-19.

Gasper Brewing in Bowling Green says they’ve seen an uptick in customers since the mask mandate was lifted.

“Business has definitely been steady. We’ve actually seen an uptick in the number of customers that we have coming in with the end of the mask mandate, more people getting vaccinated. People are really ready to get out and experience life again, experience socializing,” King said.

Now that the doors are open, Gasper is seeing its sales increase with support from locals.

“Each night has its regular…

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