Stats & FAQs

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How many U.S. breweries are currently operating?

6,207 at the end of 2017. There were 6,372 that operated for all or part of 2017 with 165 closings.

Find more industry figures in the Statistics section.

Is the industry growing?

It has increased production by 5% during 2017.

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. 2017 state statistics will be updated in April, 2017.

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 23.4% market share by dollars and 12.7% share by volume in 2017.

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.