This is a map of 2,500 breweries, microbreweries, and brewpubs in the U.S.

It's a follow up to last year's map...

...which only featured about 1,000 locations.

Given that there are about 2,500 breweries in the U.S. today, it's conceivable that this map has just about all of them.

Chicago is just one of many cities that's become a proud beer town in recent years, with new gems like Half Acre expanding like gangbusters.

Also interesting is that breweries tend to hang out on the water.

At first you might think, is THAT much water needed for brewing? That is, until you realize, most of the world's population lives on the water, so the beer is just following the people.

A Mega Map Of 2,500 Breweries Across The U.S.

The United States is crazy about beer. In fact, with the renaissance of artisanal microbrew, a whopping two new breweries open every single day.

The United States is crazy about beer. In fact, with the renaissance of craft brewing, a whopping two new breweries open every single day.

This obsession led Pop Chart Lab to create The Bountiful Breweries of the United States of America--what they’re calling the most comprehensive survey of U.S. breweries, microbreweries, and brewpubs ever created. It’s a follow up to last year’s version which only featured about 1,000 landmarks, compared to the 2,500 or so on this year’s map. (Rough figures tend to cite roughly 2,500 craft breweries in the U.S., so just about every one of them should be on here.) The new version is physically larger than its predecessor, too, at a massive five feet wide. But the best, or worst part depending on your tastes, is actually its old-school, mustard, olive, and blue makeover, making this mega boozing map look like an artifact from your grade-school geography lesson.

The Bountiful Breweries of the United States of America is available now for $90.

Buy it here.

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3 Comments

  • Its a good start alright! Check out http://nickmartinelli.com/ for one epic, interactive breweries map of the United States. (BEER NEAR ME!)

    Using data from BreweryDB, Leaflet, Stamen Maps, OSM (OpenStreetMap), and fusionary

    Just because something is graphically eloquent, doesn't mean it's a good map. I like this map, as I am a cartographer, but I like interactivity, and a wider range of data better.

    Cheers a stein to maps once again!

  • Alex Schöner

    It's a good start, but this map is missing alot of well known and outstanding breweries in the state of washington.