The 7,450 production breweries in the US include about 104 national or international breweries producing over 6 million barrels per year. Around 230 are regional craft breweries producing between 15,000 and 6 million barrels annually. Around 4,520 microbreweries produce less than 15,000 barrels per year. An additional 2,590 brewpub restaurants also produce beer on-site.

Industry Highly Regulated

The beer industry is highly regulated at both the state and federal level.

Craft Beer Continues to Grow

Craft/specialty beer continues to be a bright spot in the beer industry.