Breweries of the United States 2020
In 2012 Pop Chart released their Breweries of the United States map for the first time, pinpointing over 1,000 of America's micro- mid-size, and big fat corporate breweries. For version 2020, by how much do you think the number of included breweries has increased? Keep in mind, Pop Chart recognizes they've probably missed a few, but their goal was to be all-inclusive and exhaustive.
Sixfold. The number of breweries on the Breweries of the United States map now totals nearly 6,000! When I discussed the handsome chart in my 2012 writeup of the Breweries of the United States, I alluded to its constant growth, and the near-impossibility of documenting American breweries on paper due to "the number of new breweries manifesting from thin air almost daily in the Pacific Northwest."
Today I would add Maine, North Carolina, and Colorado to that sentiment.
Still, Pop Chart makes a valiant effort to complete a huge endeavor, and the result is, if nothing else, neat to look at and study. To accommodate the 5,000 additional breweries on this year's map, the 2020 Breweries of the United States print measures 48" x 32", up from the previous edition's 39" x 27".