Cheers! Here’s how much beer boosts the Florida economy

Have yourself a beer; it’s good for the state’s economy.

The beer industry contributes more than $21.68 billion a year to Florida’s economy, according to a new study commissioned by the National Beer Wholesalers Association and the Beer Institute.

The industry — made up of brewers, importers, distributors and retailers — also supports about 160,706 jobs in the state, accounting for more than $6.7 billion in wages and benefits, the study found.

“Beer serves America at virtually every…