28 Jul 2009

Research: Breweries per Capita

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I have been doing a little bit of research lately, specifically on the number of breweries per capita. I thought the USA would dominate considering we have far and away the most breweries at 1,480ish. Turns out we only come in 6th in terms of breweries per person.

Although this doesn’t really concern us in anyway I just thought it was interesting and I couldn’t find the information anywhere else, so I did a little research and came up with some numbers. I’m not sure how accurate they are, but they are probably somewhere in correct range.

Here’s the top 10:

1. Belgium – 1 per 77,550 with 124 breweries
2. Germany – 1 per 91,250 with 940 breweries
3. Austria – 1 per 101,220 with 82 breweries
4. New Zealand – 1 per 122,650 with 35 breweries
5. U.K. – 1 per 160,877 with 282 breweries
6. United States – 1 per 218,520 with 1,480 breweries
7. Switzerland – 1 per 249,190 with 31 breweries
8. Sweden – 1 per 287,500 with 32 breweries
9. Canada – 1 per 294,950 with 112 breweries
10. France – 1 per 408,800 with 159 breweries

What surprised me most was Spain only has 16 breweries! Talk about a place with room to grow.

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One Response to Research: Breweries per Capita
  1. Just found out that FOUR microbreweries opened in Spain in 2008, that is a 33.33% growth. Wow.


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