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