Greenville Ranked As the City With 7th Most Craft Breweries Per Capita in the U.S.

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Drew Farwell

It’s no secret that the craft beer industry has been booming in America throughout the last decade. But which U.S city is the mecca of craft brewing in 2019?

To try and find out, C+R Research recently analyzed data from more than 500 U.S. cities to find out which city has the most breweries per 50,000 people. They also determined the most popular breweries in each city based on search volume in Google.

Here’s what they found:

  • Greenville, South Carolina ranked #7 on the list with 10 breweries per every 50,000 people
  • The most popular brewery in Greenville based on Google search volume is Birds Fly South
  • Portland, Maine ranked #1 on the list with 18 breweries per 50,000 people

As craft beer continues to grow, it will be interesting to see how this list of cities changes in the coming years. Will Portland, Maine hold onto its thrown, or will another city claim the title of “craft beer capital of the U.S.?”

Visit to view the full list, and check out’s brewery guide for tips on which brewery to check out next!