Recently, the Washington Post looked westward and reported on the tremendous growth of the brewing industry out this way. There are some cool infographics you’ll want to check out here that do a good job of the telling the story. The bottom line is, of all the permits for new breweries issued last year from the TTB, 40% came from just four states: Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and California. That is, of the 948 permits issued, 322 went to these four states. Yes, it’s a good time to be brewing (and living among this awesome bounty of homegrown brews). Zooming out and looking nationwide, it’s notable that from 2012 to 2013, the number of permitted breweries jumped an impressive 34%.
Brew on, everyone. Brew on.