It was probably two or three years ago that people started asking me the question and I’ve heard several different versions of it. When will this madness stop? How many more breweries can we stand? At what point will we reach saturation?
My answer today is the same as it was then: not yet. In my opinion, as long as the total number of craft beer drinkers and enthusiasts continues to grow, and it does in fact continue to grow as I write this, there is room for more breweries. Sure, the sheer number of breweries makes it increasingly difficult to get bottles on the shelf at the grocery store, or beers on tap at the local pub, but that is a different issue.