Today there are over 3,000 breweries. In 1873 there were over 4,000 breweries. US Population in 2015: ~318million. US Population in 1873: ~38 million. We have a ways to go to catch back up to 1873!
Breweries since 1986
US Brewery Count By Category
US Brewery Count
|Regional Craft Breweries||97||119||+ 22.6%|
|LARGE NON-CRAFT||23||23||no change|
|OTHER NON-CRAFT||32||31||– 3.1%|
Total U.S. Breweries
Head to the Brewer’s Association website to move the graph further back in time with all these interactive graphs!