Stats & FAQs

U.S. Craft Brewers Growth Click image to view full infographic

How many U.S. breweries are currently operating?

2,822 at the end of 2013.

Find more industry figures in the Statistics section.

Is the industry growing?

It has increased production by 18% during the first half of 2014.

Read the latest statistics press release.

Does my state’s brewery production compare to the rest of the U.S.?

Consult the State or Map in the Statistic section to learn more.

What is a craft brewery?

Learn about the different market segments and terminology.

How does the craft brewing segment compare to the overall beer market?

Craft brewed beer accounts for 14.3% market share by dollars and 7.8% share by volume in 2013.

Read about the overall industry trends.


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Questions about industry statistics? Feel free to contact the BA’s staff economist, Bart Watson, Ph.D: 303-447-0816 x133.