How many breweries are there in the U.S.?
There are 1,525 breweries operating throughout the United States as of July 31, 2009. This is according to the U.S. Brewers Association. 97% of this number is made up of small, independent craft breweries while there are only 20 large breweries in America. The total brewery count for 2009 is the highest in 100 years.