Geeking Out with the SAVOR Brewery List

The brewery list for the 2020 edition of SAVOR (May 15, The Anthem) is now final. Let’s briefly dig into the numbers, shall we? 🤓

Top-line stats: 

  • 118 total breweries (31% increase from last year!)
  • 68% of the breweries pouring at SAVOR produce under 15,000 bbls
  • 42% of breweries are first timers at the event

Most importantly, 100% of SAVOR participating breweries are small, independent U.S. craft breweries as defined by the Brewers Association. What’s in a definition? 

Percent and Total Breweries by Size

  • 25% 1,000 barrels or less (29)
  • 43% 1,001 barrels – 15,000 barrels (51)
  • 21% 15,001 – 60,000 barrels (25)
  • 2.5% 60,001 – 105,000 barrels (3)
  • 3% 105,001 – 150,000 (4)
  • 3% 150,001 – 500,000 barrels (4)
  • 0% 500,001 – 1,000,000 barrels (0)
  • 1.7% over 1,000,001 barrels (2)

Did you know 97% of America’s 8,000+ craft breweries produce fewer than 15,000 barrels per year? And get this: In 2018, the domestic production of mega brewer Anheuser Busch InBev (87.2 million barrels) more than tripled the production of all of America’s craft brewers combined (25.9 million barrels).

Percent and Total Breweries by Region

  • 7% Central (9)
  • 6% Great Lakes (7)
  • 38% Mid-Atlantic (45)
  • 7% Mountain (9)
  • 7% Northeast (9)
  • 11% Pacific & Southwest (13)
  • 5% Pacific Northwest (6)
  • 17% South (20)

For all you D.C. residents, here’s the key takeaway: a majority of the breweries participating in SAVOR 2020 — 62% — are from outside the Midatlantic area. So get ready for a night of discovery!