Did you know the number of breweries operating in the U.S. surpassed 7,000 in 2018 and that number is expected to grow by close to 1,000 in 2019? A craft beer revolution has swept over America.
To try and learn more about the growing popularity of craft beer, C + R Research recently did a deep analysis on the U.S. craft beer industry by analyzing the following trends:
- The most popular states for craft beer (measured by breweries per capita of adults over 21+)
- Economic impact per capita (Colorado and Vermont top the nations list in terms of craft beer’s impact on state economies at $764 per person and $681 per person respectively)
- Brewery growth nationwide (Since 2007 the number of craft breweries nationwide has jumped from 1,511 to over 7,000)
- The states where craft beer has grown the most since 2015: New Jersey, Kentucky, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Virginia and New Hampshire top the list
Data for the report was compiled from the Brewers Association, which is an American trade group of over 7,200 craft brewers, suppliers, and distributors, as well as the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. For the full analysis, click here.