Number one is California by a considerable margin, with more than 600 breweries. Colorado and Washington are the next closest states, with about 350 each. With 15 or fewer breweries, Hawaii, Mississippi, Washington, D.C., and North Dakota are at the bottom of our list. The states with the lowest production were North Dakota, South Dakota and West Virginia, each of which produces less than 20,000 barrels of craft beer a year.
Trends in alcohol consumption should be treated with great caution, including craft beer production in the United States. However, it's also important to note that most people don't consume craft beer in barrels, but in 12-ounce cans. Related topics Markets Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cider Craft Drink Entrepreneurs Beer. Even states with the lowest production are capable of producing at least 5 million cans of craft beer a year.
The craft beer industry experienced recovery growth after the COVID-19 pandemic, which radically changed the consumption and production of beer.