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Beer by the Numbers 

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1765 The year that British soldiers built a brewery at Fort Pitt, the first brewery in Allegheny County

31 Breweries in Allegheny County today

348 Breweries in Pennsylvania, according to the Brewers Association

4,000 Breweries in the U.S. in 1872, before mergers and Prohibition

5,300 Breweries in the U.S. at the end of 2016

29,000 Breweries we would have in the U.S. if we had the same ratio of breweries to people as in 1872

29.8 Size, in barrels, of the brew house at Penn Brewery

1 Size, in barrels, of the brew house at Abjuration Brewing Company

35 Varieties of hops Dancing Gnome has used since opening in October 2016

100 Pounds of hops Dancing Gnome uses each week

60,000 Growlers that East End Brewing has “released into the wild” since 2004

195,000 Cans of Big Hop that East End will have filled by the end of this year

1990 Year that Penn Light Lager won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival, the first medal for a Pittsburgh Brewery

4 Medals brought home by Pittsburgh breweries at this year’s GABF, earned by Roundabout, Penn Brewery, Rivertowne and Full Pint

100 Taps at the Urban Tap, in Shadyside

200+ Number of different beers Roundabout has made since opening in 2013

19.9 The amount of beer, in gallons, consumed by the average American each year, according to the most recent data from Kirin Beer University

$5.8 billion Economic impact of craft brewing in Pennsylvania, according to the Brewers Association


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