New Study Ranks The U.S. Cities With The Most Craft Breweries Per Capita

It’s no secret that the craft beer industry has been booming in America throughout the last decade. But which U.S. is the mecca of American craft brewing in 2019.

To try and find out, C+R research recently analyzed data from more than 500 U.S. cities to try and find out which U.S. cities have the most breweries per capita per 50,000 people.  Their analysis also looked at the most popular breweries in each city based on Google search volume.

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Let’s take a look at the top 25 cities in their analysis:

  1. Portland Maine – 18 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Bissell Brothers Brewing.
  2. Asheville North Carolina – 17 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Asheville Brewing Co.
  3. Bend Oregon – 16 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Deschutes Brewing.
  4. Boulder Colorado – 14 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Sanitas Brewing.
  5. Kalamazoo Michigan – 10 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Bell’s Brewery.
  6. Vista California – 10 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Indian Joe Brewing.
  7. Greenville South Carolina – 10 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Birds Fly South.
  8. Portland Oregon – 9 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Fire on The Mountain.
  9. Pensacola Florida – 9 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Gulf Coast Brewery.
  10. Missoula Montana – 8 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Big Sky Brewing.
  11. Fort Collins Colorado – 8 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – New Belgium Brewing.
  12. Loveland Colorado – 7 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Loveland Aleworks.
  13. Grand Rapids Michigan – 7 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Brewery Vivant.
  14. Santa Cruz California – 7 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Seabright Brewery.
  15. Royal Oak Michigan – 7 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Royal Oak Brewery.
  16. Charleston South Carolina – 7 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Freehouse Brewery.
  17. Bellingham Washington – 7 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Wander Brewing.
  18. Denver Colorado – 6 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Breckenridge Brewery.
  19. Longmont Colorado – 6 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Wibby Brewing.
  20. Flagstaff Arizona – 6 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Beaver Street Brewery.
  21. Rochester New York – 6 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Three Heads Brewing.
  22. Madison Wisconsin – 6 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Ale Asylum.
  23. Yakima Washington – 6 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Tieton Cider Works.
  24. Lancaster Pennsylvania – 6 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Lancaster Brewing Co.
  25. Cincinnati Ohio – 6 breweries per every 50,000 people. Most popular brewery based on search volume – Rhinegeist.

The full analysis and breakdown from C+R research can be seen in the graphic below.

most breweries per capita