Nearly Half Of US States Have At Least 100 Breweries

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Even as the craft beer industrywide sales slipped a percentage point last year, the number of craft breweries continues to explode. According to a statistics from the U.S. Treasury Department, the total number of breweries nationwide now exceeds 9,000. And nearly half of all states in the country have at least 100 breweries.

According to the Brewers Association, the number of breweries in 34 states has doubled since 2013. And has tripled in nine states.

In 1985, there were only 52 breweries in the country. And then as the craft beer industry really began to take off, that number grew to 2,045 just 10 years ago. And now there are 9,175 according to the statistics that were last updated March 31. Some of the breweries in that total include those who have permits but haven’t actually opened yet and some breweries that have just recently closed.

California leads all states with 1,134 breweries. That’s more than double the 509 that no. 2 Washington possesses. Mississippi has the fewest with only 17. And even the tiny District Of Columbia has 14.

Where does your state rank? Below are the totals.

Rank State No. of Breweries
1. California 1,134
2. Washington 509
3. New York 489
4. Michigan 465
5. Colorado 461
6. Pennsylvania 426
7. Oregon 361
8. Florida 352
9. Texas 342
10. Ohio 339
11. Illinois 306
12. Virginia 299
13. Wisconsin 268
14. North Carolina 240
15. Minnesota 223
16. Indiana 214
17. Massachusetts 201
18. Missouri 154
19. Maine 143
20. Arizona 132
21. New Jersey 129
22. Tennessee 122
23. Maryland 121
24. Iowa 118
25. New Mexico 114
26. Connecticut 108
27. Georgia 105
28. Montana 102
29. New Hampshire 98
30. South Carolina 86
31. Vermont 84
32. Idaho 78
33. Kentucky 72
34. Nebraska 55
35. Alabama 54
36. Kansas 54
37. Oklahoma 48
38. Alaska 48
39. Nevada 46
40. Arkansas 45
41. Louisiana 45
42. Utah 42
43. Wyoming 40
44. Delaware 34
45. South Dakota 31
46. Hawaii 30
47. Rhode Island 29
48. West Virginia 27
49. North Dakota 21
50. Mississippi 17
51. District of Columbia 14

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