The production of beer in the United States, 1870-1970

The production of beer in the United States, 1870-1970


(1,000 barrels equals 31,000 U.S. gallons; for the period 1921-1933 only cereal beverages were permitted)

Source: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office,1975): pp. 689-91

Year 1,000 bbl
1870 6,600
1871 7,700
1872 8,700
1873 9,600
1874 9,600
1875 9,500
1876 9,900
1877 9,800
1878 10,200
1879 11,100
1880 13,300
1881 14,300
1882 17,000
1883 17,800
1884 19,000
1885 19,200
1886 20,700
1887 23,100
1888 24,700
1889 25,100
1890 27,600
1891 30,500
1892 31,900
1893 34,600
1894 33,400
1895 33,600
1896 35,900
1897 34,500
1898 37,500
1899 36,700
1900 39,500
1901 40,600
1902 44,600
1903 46,700
1904 48,300
1905 49,500
1906 54,700
1907 58,600
1908 58,800
1909 56,300
1910 59,500
1911 63,300
1912 62,200
1913 65,300
1914 66,200
1915 59,800
1916 58,600
1917 60,800
1918 50,300
1919 27,700
1920 9,200
1921 9,200
1922 6,300
1923 5,300
1924 4,900
1925 5,100
1926 4,900
1927 4,400
1928 4,200
1929 3,900
1930 3,681
1931 3,137
1932 2,766
1933 9,798
1934 37,678
1935 45,229
1936 51,812
1937 58,748
1938 56,340
1939 53,871
1940 54,892
1941 55,214
1942 63,717
1943 71,018
1944 81,726
1945 86,604
1946 84,978
1947 87,857
1948 91,291
1949 89,736
1950 88,807
1951 88,976
1952 89,601
1953 90,434
1954 92,561
1955 89,791
1956 90,698
1957 89,882
1958 89,011
1959 90,974
1960 94,548
1961 93,496
1962 96,418
1963 97,961
1964 103,018
1965 108,015
1966 109,736
1967 116,564
1968 117,524
1969 122,657
1970 134,654