We’re #2.

This will surprise some of you, I suspect. Pennsylvania was second only to California in the production of craft beer in 2011 according to final Brewers Association statistics. The Commonwealth turned out  1,547,000 barrels to trail California’s 2,020,246 barrels. Colorado (1.185, 000)  Ohio, (973,804)  and Oregon (659,598) completed the top five producers.

Also of interest: there were nearly 200 more breweries operating in the U.S. as of June 30, 2012 as there were at the end of last year. And there are something like 1200 additional breweries which are in various stages of becoming reality, from planning to almost-ready.

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