The 8,884 production breweries in the US include about 120 national or international breweries producing over 6 million barrels per year. Around 220 are regional craft breweries producing between 15,000 and 6 million barrels annually. Around 1,854 microbreweries produce less than 15,000 barrels per year. An additional 3,219 brewpub restaurants and 3,471 taprooms also produce beer on-site.

Industry Highly Regulated

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

Competition Among Breweries

The beer industry is highly competitive with an increasing number of new entrants.