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The Brewers Association’s Top 50 Beer Companies by Sales Volume – 2018

Boulder, Colorado.-The Brewers Association (BA) – the nonprofit trade group representing small, independent craft brewers – today released its annual lists of the top 50 producing craft breweries and all breweries in the United States, based on volume of beer sales. Of the 50 largest breweries, 40 were small independent craft breweries.1

“Although the market has become more competitive, especially for regional craft breweries with the widest distribution, these 50 small independent breweries continue to dominate the craft brewing market in terms of sales thanks to strong brands, quality and innovation,” said Bart Watson, Chief Economist, Brewers Association.

View and download the map of the top 50 craft brewing companies.

Top 50 craft breweries

Rank Brewery name Town State
1 CEO Yuengling & Son Inc. Pottsville Pennsylvania
2 Boston Beer Co. Boston MY
3 Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Chicco California
4 New Belgium Brewing Co. Fort Collins, San Francisco COCA
5 Duvel Moortgat Paso Robles, Kansas City, Cooperstown CA, MO, NY
6 Gambrinus San Antonio, Berkeley, Portland TX, CA, OR
7 Bell Brewery Inc. Comstock MID
8 CANarchy Longmont, Tampa, Salt Lake City, Comstock, Inglewood, Dallas CO, FL, UT, MI, CA, TX
9 Stone Brewing Co. Escondido California
ten Deschutes Brewery Bend WHERE
11 Craft Brewing Companies Downtown, Lakewood, Brooklyn Pennsylvania, NY, NY
12 Brooklyn Brewery brooklyn new York
13 Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Milton OF
14 SweetWater Brewing Co. Atlanta Georgia
15 Minhas craft brewery Monroe WI
16 New Glarus Brewing Co. New Glarus WI
17 Matt Brewing Co. Utica new York
18 Harpoon Brewery Boston MY
19 Alaskan Brewing Co. juneau AK
20 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Cleveland OH
21 Abita Brewing Co. Abita Springs THE
22 Stevens Point Brewery Stevens Point WI
23 Odell Brewing Co. Fort Collins CO
24 Summit Brewing Co. St. Paul MN
25 August Schell Brewing Co. New Ulm MN
26 21st Amendment Brewery bay area California
27 Troegs Brewing Co. Hershey Pennsylvania
28 Rhinegeist Brewery Cincinnati OH
29 Shipyard Brewing Co. Portland ME
30 Allagash Brewing Co. Portland ME
31 Long Trail Brewing Co. Corners of Bridgewater Vermont
32 Narragansett Brewing Co. Providence IR
33 Flying Dog Brewery Frederick MARYLAND
34 Surly Brewery Minneapolis MN
35 Ninkasi Brewing Co. Eugene WHERE
36 Snape Ales Newport WHERE
37 Gordon Biersch Brewing Co. San Jose California
38 Brewing Revolution Chicago HE
39 Three Floyds Brewing Co. Munster IN
40 Karl Strauss Brewing Co. San Diego California
41 Georgetown Brewing Co. Seattle Washington
42 Uinta Brewing Co. Salt Lake City Utah
43 Wachusett Brewing Co. westminster MY
44 Full Sail Brewing Co. Hood River WHERE
45 Modern day beer San Diego California
46 North Coast Brewing Co. Fort Bragg California
47 Lost Coast Brewery Eureka California
48 Saint Arnold Brewing Co. Houston TX
49 Bear Republic Brewing Co. Cloverdale California
50 Left Hand Brewery Longmont CO

Top 50 Global Brewing Companies

Rank Brewery name Town State
Audacious = small independent craft brewery
1 Anheuser-Busch Inc. (a) Saint Louis MO
2 MillerCoors (b) Chicago HE
3 Constellation (c) Chicago HE
4 Heineken white plains new York
5 Pabst Brewing Co. (e) Los Angeles California
6 CEO Yuengling & Son Inc. Pottsville Pennsylvania
7 Diageo norwalk CT
8 FIFCO United States (g) Rochester new York
9 Boston Beer Co. (h) Boston MY
ten Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Chicco California
11 New Belgium Brewing Co. (i) Fort Collins CO
12 Craft Brew Alliance (j) Portland WHERE
13 Duvel Moortgat (k) Paso Robles, Kansas City, Cooperstown CA, MO, NY
14 Founders Brewing Co. (l) Great Rapids MID
15 Gambrinus (m) San Antonio, Berkeley, Portland TX, CA, OR
16 Bell’s Brewery Inc. Comstock MID
17 CANarchy (o) Longmont, Tampa, Salt Lake City, Comstock, Inglewood, Dallas CO, FL, UT, MI, CA, TX
18 Stone Brewing Co. Escondido California
19 Deschutes Brewery Bend WHERE
20 Craft brewing companies (p) Downtown, Lakewood, Brooklyn Pennsylvania, NY, NY
21 Brooklyn Brewery brooklyn new York
22 Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Milton OF
23 SweetWater Brewing Co. Atlanta Georgia
24 Minhas craft brewery (q) Monroe WI
25 New Glarus Brewing Co. New Glarus WI
26 Matt Brewing Co. (r) Utica new York
27 Sapporo United States(s) Lacrosse, San Francisco Wisconsin, California
28 Harpoon Brewery Boston MY
29 Alaskan Brewing Co. juneau AK
30 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Cleveland OH
31 Abita Brewing Co. Abita Springs THE
32 Stevens Point Brewery Stevens Point WI
33 Odell Brewing Co. Fort Collins CO
34 Summit Brewing Co. St. Paul MN
35 August Schell Brewing Co. (u) New Ulm MN
36 21st Amendment Brewery bay area California
37 Troegs Brewing Co. Hershey Pennsylvania
38 Rhinegeist Brewery Cincinnati OH
39 Shipyard Brewing Co. (v) Portland ME
40 Allagash Brewing Co. Portland ME
41 Long Trail Brewing Co. Corners of Bridgewater Vermont
42 Narragansett Brewing Co. Providence IR
43 Flying Dog Brewery Frederick MARYLAND
44 Surly Brewery Minneapolis MN
45 Ninkasi Brewing Co. Eugene WHERE
46 Snape Ales Newport WHERE
47 Gordon Biersch Brewing Co. San Jose California
48 Brewing Revolution Chicago HE
49 Three Floyds Brewing Co. Munster IN
50 Karl Strauss Brewing Co. San Diego California

See America’s 50 Best Craft Breweries on a Map

Click on the map to see.

A comprehensive report on the state of the industry will be presented during the 2019 Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America, held April 8-11 in Denver, Colorado. The association’s comprehensive 2018 industry analysis, which shows regional trends and sales by individual breweries, will be published in the May/June issue of The new breweravailable in May 2019.

1 Figure based on companies that met the craft brewer definition for all or part of 2018. A US craft brewer is a small, independent brewer. Small: annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less (about 3% of annual sales in the United States). Beer production is attributed to the rules of alternate ownership. Independent: less than 25% of the craft brewer is owned or controlled (or an equivalent economic interest) by a member of the beverage alcohol industry who is not themselves a craft brewer. Brewer: Has a TTB brewer rating and makes beer.

See the full list of brands in the global brewing category.

Contact: Abby Cohen (on behalf of the Brewers Association) 646-695-7044

About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association (BA) is the nonprofit trade association dedicated to America’s small, independent brewers, their beers, and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents more than 4,800 American breweries. The BA Independent Craft Brewer Seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers from small independent craft brewers. The BA organizes events including the beer world cup®, Great American Oktoberfest®, Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America®, FLAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer and Dining Experience, Homebrew Con™, and National Homebrew Competition. The BA publishes The new brewer® magazines and Brewers publications® is the leading publisher of brewing literature in the United States. Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the vibrant world of craft beer at CraftBeer.com® and on homebrewing via BAs American Homebrew Association® and free Brewing Guru® mobile app. follow us on Facebook, Twitter and instagram.

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