We in Washington state are a lucky bunch. Craft beer brewing continues to grow in the United States and is currently at an all time high for number of breweries throughout the nation.
Washington state checks in with the second most craft breweries in the nation with 134 according to the Brewers Association. And if you somehow tire of the offerings in our state you need merely go to Oregon to enjoy their 121 breweries and fourth place standing in number of craft brewing establishments.
Washington state is also in the top ten for “breweries per capita.” Our state is home to over 1 brewery per every 100,000 residents. Our neighbor Oregon is home to 3.16 breweries per 100,000 residents.
Check out some other interesting beer statistics at the article: The Geography of Craft Beer. by Richard Florida (www.theatlanticcities.com)
*Statistics thanks to the Brewers Association