2015 Craft Beer in Review from the Brewers Association Reveals Historic Number of Breweries in U.S.; Most Since 1800’s. As of the end of November, there are now 4,144 breweries in the country, topping the historic high of 4,131 breweries in 1873.
Charles Barr gives an excellent recap of this article on Linked In – click here to read the full article
Brewery openings now exceed two a day.
Fifteen states are now home to more than 100 breweries: California, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Texas, Ohio, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Indiana.
IPA remained the top style sold by independent craft brewers, and continues to grow faster than the overall craft category.
Over the coming year, nobody sees the Craft Beer train slowing down. In fact, the quality and quantity of Craft Beer should continue to grow, even in (or especially in) craft-dominated cities like Portland. Quality will continue to be important as more and more consumers know the difference between good and great beer. That doesn’t seem to slow people down – opening a brewery is a passion project and a great business idea when you do your homework.
We look forward to supporting more and more breweries in the coming years. Thanks to the 75 breweries that trust Rose City Label with their label needs – we take this responsibility seriously and we appreciate all the referrals you send our way.