Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Breweries hit record number in U.S. as openings and closings heat up

The Chicago Tribune
Craft breweries are on pace to see a record number of openings and closings in 2018, the Brewers Association said Tuesday.

As of June 30, the nation was home to 6,655 breweries, the most in modern history. A year ago, the figure was 5,562. Thirty years ago — the year Chicago’s longest-tenured brewery, Goose Island Beer Co., opened — that number was less than 200. . . . more