Number of Breweries

Historical U.S. Brewery Count

Slide the bar at the top of the graph to see number of breweries from 1873 to present day.

U.S. Craft Brewery Count by Category

U.S. Brewery Count

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 ’17 to ’18 % Change
CRAFT 3,814 4,628 5,539 6,490 7,346  + 13.2
Regional Craft Breweries 135 178 186 202 230  + 13.9
Microbreweries 2,076 2,626 3,251 3,933 4,522  + 15.0
Brewpubs 1,603 1,824 2,102 2,355 2,594  + 10.1
LARGE/NON-CRAFT 46 44 67 106 104  

Total U.S. Breweries

3,860

4,672

5,606

6,596

7,450

+ 12.9

Brewpub Openings and Closings

Micro Openings and Closings