It’s a great time to be a beer lover.
Five years ago, there were about 3,000 breweries in the United States — a number which more than doubled by the end of 2017. In fact, between 2012 and 2016, not a single state in the U.S. saw a decline in their overall number of breweries. Thanks to its surge in popularity, great beer is more accessible than ever: today, 83 percent of Americans live within ten miles of a local brewery. For craft beer enthusiasts or simply those interested in the industry, you don’t need to look far at all to quench your thirst for a fresh brew.