U.S. microbreweries, regional breweries, and brew pubs per capita, by state

At the end of 2017, there were total 7,450 breweries in the United States, including 7,346 craft breweries subdivided into 2,594 brewpubs, 4,522 microbreweries, 230 regional craft breweries and 104 large/non-craft breweries.[1][2] From 2017 data, according to the Beer Institute, the beer industry generated a nearly 2.33 million jobs in brewing, distribution and supply which had a combined economic impact of more than $350 billion.[3] As of 2012, the U.S. state with the highest number of craft breweries per capita was Vermont, with 1 brewery for every 24,067 people.[4] In 2022, Vermont remained first with 15 breweries per 100,000 people.[5]

In 2022, craft brewers had retail sales of $28.4 billion.[6] That accounted for 24.6% of the total US beer market.[6]

Breweries by state

Dixie Brewing Company in New Orleans, Louisiana
New Albanian Brewing Company's public house in New Albany, Indiana

See also


  1. ^ "National Beer Sales & Production Data". Brewers Association. Retrieved 2020-04-11.
  2. ^ "Brewers Association: Craft Growth Outpacing Overall Beer Market". Brewbound. 2019-04-02. Retrieved 2020-04-11.
  3. ^ "A study of beer industry's economic contribution in 2016" (PDF). Beer Institute. May 2017.
  4. ^ Schwartz, Matt "Vermont Remains Top State in Capita per Brewery", Brewers Association, 2012.
  5. ^ "Craft beer breweries per capita in the United States in 2022, by state". Statista. Retrieved 2 March 2024.
  6. ^ a b "National Beer Sales & Production Data". Brewers Association. Retrieved 2 March 2024.