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

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 ’16 to ’17 % Change
CRAFT 2,420 2,898 3,739 4,544 5,424 6,266  + 15.5
Regional Craft Breweries 97 119 135 178 186 202  + 8.6
Microbreweries 1,143 1,471 2,076 2,626 3,196 3,812  + 19.3
Brewpubs 1,180 1,308 1,528 1,740 2,042 2,252  + 10.3
LARGE NON-CRAFT 23 23 26 30 51 71
OTHER NON-CRAFT 32 31 20 14 16 35  

Total U.S. Breweries

2,475

2,952

3,785

4,588

5,491

6,372

+ 16.0

Brewpub Openings and Closings

Micro Openings and Closings