According to the Brewers Association, Chicago is home to 167 breweries — that’s more than any other city in the county. The Brewers Association report analyzed Census Bureau data, so the Chicago metro area extends to Northwest Indiana to Aurora, and Joliet to the Wisconsin border.
Most breweries in the nation, 2018:
San Diego 150
Los Angeles 146
Most breweries in the nation, 2013:
San Diego 76