Lancastrians know the importance of good beer.
Recently, the Brewers Association published two lists of the 50 best brewing companies: one for craftsmanship and one for the best.
The association based its listings on sales volume. Be considered a craft brewerya company must produce less than 6 million barrels of beer per year and be an independent brewer.
Yuengling is sold in over 20 states.
The other Pennsylvania-based brewery to make it into the top 50 craft breweries was Hershey’s Troeg’s Brewing Company, in 27th place.
Troëgs also achieved 37th place in the general ranking of the best brewing companies.
Top 50 craft breweries
50. Left Hand Brewing Company, Co.
49. Bear Republic Brewing Co., ca.
48. St. Arnold Brewing Co., Texas.
47. Lost Coast Brewery, approx.
46. North Coast Brewing Co., approx.
45. Modern Day Beer, ca.
44. Full Sail Brewing Co., Gold.
43. Wachusett Brewing Co., MA.
42. Uinta Brewing Co., Ut.
41. Georgetown Brewing Co., Wa.
40. Karl Strauss Brewing Co., ca.
39. Three Floyds Brewing Co., In.
38. Revolution Brewing, Il.
37. Gordon Biersch Brewing Co., ca.
36. Rogue Ales, Or.
35. Ninkasi Brewing Co., Or.
34. Surly Brewing Company, Minnesota.
33. Flying Dog Brewery, Maryland.
32. Narragansett Brewing Co., Ri.
31. Long Trail Brewing Co., Vermont.
30. Allagash Brewing Co., Me.
29. Shipyard Brewing Co., Me.
28. Rhinegeist Brewery, Oh.
27. Troegs Brewing Co., Pennsylvania.
26. 21st Amendment Brewery, approx.
25. Aug Schell Brewing Co., Mn.
24. Summit Brewing Co., Mn.
23. Odell Brewing Co., Co.
22. Stevens Point Brewery, Wisconsin.
21. Abita Brewing Co., Louisiana.
20. Great Lakes Brewing Co., Ohio.
19. Alaskan Brewing Co., Ak.
18. Harpoon Brewery, Massachusetts.
17. Matt Brewing Co., New York.
16. New Glarus Brewing Co., Wi.
15. Minhas Craft Brewery, Wi.
14. SweetWater Brewing Co., Ga.
13. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, De.
12. Brooklyn Brewery, New York.
11. Craft Brewing Companies, Pennsylvania, New York.
10. Deschutes Brewery, Gold.
9. Stone Brewing Co., approx.
8. CANarchy, Co., Fl., Ut., Mi., Ca., Tx.
7. Bell’s Brewery Inc., Mi.
6. Gambrinus, Texas, California, Gold.
5. Duvel Moortgat, California, Missouri, New York.
4. New Belgium Brewing Co., Co., Ca.
3. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., ca.
2. Boston Beer Co., Massachusetts.
1. DG Yuengling & Son Inc., Pa.
Which breweries do you think should have been on these lists? Let us know in the comments below.