The number of craft breweries in the United States has increased dramatically in the last few decades, with the Brewers Association (2021a) recognizing that “more than 80 percent of Americans live within 10 miles of a brewery.” However, little is known about the population geographies within – as well as outside of – these 10-mile buffers surrounding breweries. Using 10-mile drive distance polygons, various demographics and beer consumption patterns were established at both national (U.S.) and regional levels. Results validate the Brewers Association’s pronouncement at the national level but showcase unique regional patterns in population, median household economics, and beer consumption.

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