Stats & FAQs

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How many U.S. breweries are currently operating?

4,201 at the end of 2015. There were 4,269 that operated for all or part of 2015 with 68 closings.

Find more industry figures in the Statistics section.

Is the industry growing?

It has increased production by 13% during 2015.

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. 2015 state statistics will be updated in April, 2015.

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 21.0% market share by dollars and 12.2% share by volume in 2015.

Read about the overall industry trends.


Press inquiries: Identify the BA Media Contact whose area of expertise matches your inquiry. Or, if you’ve worked with a BA spokesperson before, feel free to contact them directly.

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