Craft Breweries by State Rankings Craft breweries have given many Americans the experience of a beer hall experience that is yearned for in the era of COVID-19. Take a look at how craft brewery numbers compare from 2015 to 2019. Throughout the United States, we see that, in 2015, there was no less than eight craft breweries in the nation and reached a total of 518 craft brewers. The Brewers Association boast a little over 50,000 members in their association, combining American Homebrewers Association and US brewery members. Such a large membership has given the association the resources to measure the growth of not only craft brewers nationwide, but to also measure brewpubs, microbreweries, and taprooms.