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Total number of breweries in the United States 2012-2019

In 2019, there were over eight thousand breweries located in the United States. The number of beer brewing companies has been increasing steadily each year since 2012. Breweries are categorized as craft, large craft, and other non-craft breweries.

Beer production

Total beer production numbers have decreased in the United States over the past few decades. In 2019, the country produced an estimated 180 million barrels of beer, a decrease of about 15 million compared to 2010. Beer production was at its peak in 1990 when over 200 million barrels were filled.

Craft beer production

While total U.S. beer production has declined, craft beer’s share of the U.S. beer production volume has grown in recent years. Between 2013 and 2019, the country’s craft beer volume share had increased by an estimated six percent. In 2019, there were various types of beer companies that make craft beer, including microbreweries, brewpubs and, most commonly, regional craft breweries.

Total number of breweries in the United States from 2012 to 2019

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Release date

June 2020


United States

Survey time period

2012 to 2019

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