Craft Brewing Statistics

Craft Brewing Facts

  • Craft brewers currently provide an estimated 424,000 jobs in the U.S., including serving staff in brewpubs.
  • Growth of the craft brewing industry in 2015 was 12.2% by volume and 21% by dollar shares.
  • Craft brewers sold an estimated 24,076,864 barrels of beer in 2015.
  •  Retail dollar value from craft brewers in 2015 was estimated at $22.3 billion, up from $19.6 billion in 2014.
  • 4,201 at the end of 2015. There were 4,269 that operated for all or part of 2015 with 68 closings.

Other U.S. Brewing Industry Facts

  • Overall U.S. beer sales were approximately 196,701,792 barrels and imported beer sales were 224,076,864 barrels in 2015.

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* 1 barrel = 31 U.S. gallons

Last updated on 6/22/2016