When is the last time you cracked open a Michigan made brew?  We can tell you this, it's good for the economy.

A recent study from Michigan State University estimates beer to be about a billion dollar industry for Michigan.  In Lansing alone, the industry contributed an estimated $14.5 million to the local economy in 2016.

According to Steve Miller, one of the study's co-authors and director of the Center for Economic Analysis at MSU, for beer in general, I'm cautiously optimistic that the industry will stay strong.  We're a pretty big beer state.

The study found that the beer industry in Michigan contributed nearly $1 billion and 9,738 jobs in total aggregate economic contributions in 2016.  Here's more from the Lansing State Journal.