Notes of Interest
In the two years since we last updated this graphic, about 1,000 additional wineries have opened in the United States along with about 2,000 new breweries. In the initial edition of this chart, only eight states were home to more than 100 breweries (California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New York). Today, twenty-three are members of the 100+ club. California has added the most breweries over that time (roughly 535). Most interesting, however, is how the number of breweries per 1M population has increased from 10 in our initial count to 18 today, surpassing European brewing powerhouses Germany and Belgium.