Breweries, wineries, alcohol consumption by state

By Published On: December 28, 2021

Marc Bona, (MCT)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ever wonder which states have the most breweries or wineries? Here’s a look at the top 10 states for both, along with alcohol consumption by state.

Ohio is one of seven states in the nation to rank in the top 10 by number of breweries and number of wineries. Cheers to us.


Top 10 states by population and where they rank by number of breweries:

1. California

Population: 39,613,493

Breweries: 958 (1st)

2. Texas

Population: 29,730,311

Breweries: 364 (8th)

3. Florida

Population: 21,944,577

Breweries: 368 (7th)

4. New York

Population: 19,299,981

Breweries: 460 (2nd)

5. Pennsylvania

Population: 12,804,123

Breweries: 444 (3rd)

6. Illinois

Population: 12,569,321

Breweries: 295 (13th)

7 Ohio

Population: 11,714,618

Breweries: 339 (10th)

8. Georgia

Population: 10,830,007

Breweries: 130 (21st)

9. North Carolina

Population: 10,701,022

Breweries: 359 (9th)

10. Michigan

Population: 9,992,427

Breweries: 398 (6th)


Top 10 states by wineries:

1. California: 4,501

2. Oregon: 793

3. Washington: 792

4: New York: 403

5. Texas: 352

6. Virginia: 291

7. Pennsylvania: 285

8. Ohio: 254

9: Michigan: 191

10. North Carolina: 171

Alcohol consumption

Top 10 states by alcohol consumption (beer, wine and liquor) in annual number of gallons per person:

1. New Hampshire: 4.67

2. Washington, D.C.: 3.77

3. Delaware: 3.52

4. Nevada: 3.42

5. North Dakota: 3.16

6. Montana: 3.1

7. Vermont: 3.06

8. Idaho: 2.94

9. Wisconsin: 2.93

10. Colorado: 2.88

(Note: Ohio ranks 43rd, at 2.03.)

Sources: Brewers Associationwineamerica.orgworldpopulationreview.comUSA Today

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