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.

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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.

RankStateNo. of Breweries
1.California1,134
2.Washington509
3.New York489
4.Michigan465
5.Colorado461
6.Pennsylvania426
7.Oregon361
8.Florida352
9.Texas342
10.Ohio339
11.Illinois306
12.Virginia299
13.Wisconsin268
14.North Carolina240
15.Minnesota223
16.Indiana214
17.Massachusetts201
18.Missouri154
19.Maine143
20.Arizona132
21.New Jersey129
22.Tennessee122
23.Maryland121
24.Iowa118
25.New Mexico114
26.Connecticut108
27.Georgia105
28.Montana102
29.New Hampshire98
30.South Carolina86
31.Vermont84
32.Idaho78
33.Kentucky72
34.Nebraska55
35.Alabama54
36.Kansas54
37.Oklahoma48
38.Alaska48
39.Nevada46
40.Arkansas45
41.Louisiana45
42.Utah42
43.Wyoming40
44.Delaware34
45.South Dakota31
46.Hawaii30
47.Rhode Island29
48.West Virginia27
49.North Dakota21
50.Mississippi17
51.District of Columbia14

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