Americans may have purchased one percent less beer by volume in 2017 than they did in the year prior, but don't think our country's obsession with craft beer has waned in the least.
According to a new report released by
the Craft Brewers Association, craft beer sales rose by 5 percent last year, taking over about 12.7 percent of the U.S. beer market by volume.
Ohio specifically has the seventh largest beer market economy in the country, which means, as anyone who has ever been to a Browns tailgate can attest, that we're really good at buying beer and drinking it too. About 1.3 million gallons of beer are produced in the Buckeye state, which is the fifth most of any.
Taking a look at the Northeast Ohio beer market, with its loads of beer festivals and a new brewery seemingly opening every few weeks, it makes sense we have 225 breweries in total, 11th highest.
As good as this news is for the craft breweries, we can't help but wonder when or if a craft beer bubble
may burst in the region. In the meantime, keep drinkin' local.
Find out how other states ranked right here.