In 2016, the U.S. was the second largest country in worldwide beer production with an amount of 221 million hectoliters, second only to China. In the year 2017, 4 million barrels of beer were sold by the U.S. beer industry – that equals 2.9 billion cases of 24 12-ounce beers.
There are 6,372 breweries in the U.S. as of 2017, a 16% growth from the 5,491 breweries in 2016.
As of 2017, the retail value of the U.S. beer market is $111.4 billion, with craft beer sales accounting for 23% of the market at $26 billion.
In 2017, S. beer volume sales dropped 1.2%, but craft brewer sales grew at a rate of 5% by volume, reaching 12.7% of the U.S. beer market by volume.
The market share of brewers as of 2017 of the competitive U.S. beer industry falls at 41.6% for Anheuser-Busch, 24.3% for MillerCoors, LLC, 8.9% for Constellation, 3.8% for Heineken USA, 2.3% for Pabst Brewing, and the remaining 19% is all other domestic and imports.