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There Are 3,739 Breweries Operating in the U.S.

Through the first half of 2015, craft breweries in the United States sold 12.2 million barrels of beer (378,200,000 gallons). That’s up from 10.6 million barrels though the first half of 2014.

Additionally, the brewery count in the U.S. stands at 3,739. That up 699 breweries through the same time period in 2014.

“More and more Americans are discovering the joys of enjoying fresh beer produced by their neighborhood brewery. By supporting local, small and independent craft breweries, beer lovers are gradually returning the United States to the system of localized beer production that existed for much of our nation’s history,” added Watson.

Thos 3,739 breweries add 115,469 full and part time jobs to the United States economy. Growth in jobs, breweries, and production has been steady over the past five years.

Additionally, there are 1,755 breweries in planning currently in the United States.

Brewery Production Mid 2015