By the Numbers: U.S. Breweries
In honor of the Door County Beer Festival taking place June 16 in Baileys Harbor, we take a look at the brewing evolution/revolution in the United States.
The percentage of craft beer sales volume growth in 2017, while overall beer sales were down 1.2 percent. Import beer saw 3.2 percent growth.
The number of craft breweries in Mississippi and North Dakota, which tie for the fewest in the country.
The percentage of U.S. breweries that are small and independently owned.
The number of U.S. breweries in 1973.
The number of craft breweries in Wisconsin today.
The number of U.S. breweries that closed in 2017, a 70 percent increase from 2016.
The number of craft breweries in California, the state with the highest concentration of them. Washington state is a distant second with 369 breweries.
The number of U.S. breweries that opened in 2017, which is a new record.
The number of U.S. breweries in 1873.
The number of U.S. breweries in 2012. Of that, 2,420 were considered craft breweries, a category that includes regional craft breweries (97), brewpubs (1,180) and microbreweries (1,143).
The number of new U.S. breweries that are reportedly in the planning stage.
The number of U.S. breweries in 2017. Of that, 6,266 are considered craft breweries, a category that includes regional craft breweries (202), brewpubs (2,252) and microbreweries (3,812).
Craft beer share of the overall beer market, or a little more than 23 percent.
The value of the overall beer market.
Source: brewersassociation.org, craftbeer.com, statista.com