Beer is king in America.
A new Census Bureau report out late Thursday said that every single state now has a brewery, and a quarter of every single county in the nation has one too.
And they are brewing jobs, said Census.
“These small businesses employed over 55,000 workers with a total annual payroll of $2.6 billion,” said Census.
Not a single state, said the agency, saw a drop in the number of breweries, most of which are craft-styled.
Not a single U.S. state saw a decline in the overall number of breweries between 2012 and 2016.
California leads the list with 368, followed by Colorado, 204, Washington, 162, New York, 152, and North Carolina, 129.
The five counties that have the most breweries and their growth since 2012:
- San Diego County, Calif. (73 breweries, up 306 percent).
- King County, Wash. (53 breweries, up 165 percent).
- Angeles County, Calif. (51 breweries, up 467 percent).
- Cook County, Ill. (40 breweries, up 344 percent).
- Denver County, Colo. (39 breweries, up 388 percent).