Brewers Association Releases 2017 Top 50 Brewing Companies By Sales Volume

Brewers Association Releases 2017 Top 50 Brewing Companies By Sales VolumeFrom The Brewers Association:

Boulder, COMarch 14, 2018—The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers—today released its annual lists of the top 50 producing craft brewing companies and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 40 were small and independent craft brewing companies.1

“In an increasingly competitive and mature marketplace, these brewing companies continue to lead and pave the path for small and independent craft brewers,” said Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Association.

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Top 50 Craft Brewing Companies

Rank
Brewery Name
City
State

1
D. G. Yuengling & Son, Inc
Pottsville
PA

2
Boston Beer Co
Boston
MA

3
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
Chico
CA

4
New Belgium Brewing Co
Fort Collins
CO

5
Duvel Moortgat
Paso Robles/Kansas City/Cooperstown
CA/MO/NY

6
Gambrinus
San Antonio/Berkeley/Portland
TX/CA/OR

7
Bell’s Brewery, Inc
Comstock
MI

8
Stone Brewing Co
Escondido
CA

9
CANarchy
Longmont/Tampa/Salt Lake City/Comstock Park
CO/FL/UT/MI

10
Deschutes Brewery
Bend
OR

11
Brooklyn Brewery
Brooklyn
NY

12
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Milton
DE

13
Minhas Craft Brewery
Monroe
WI

14
Artisanal Brewing Ventures
Downingtown/Lakewood
PA/NY

15
SweetWater Brewing Co
Atlanta
GA

16
New Glarus Brewing Co
New Glarus
WI

17
Matt Brewing Co
Utica
NY

18
Harpoon Brewery
Boston
MA

19
Alaskan Brewing
Juneau
AK

20
Great Lakes Brewing Co
Cleveland
OH

21
Abita Brewing Co
Abita Springs
LA

22
Odell Brewing Co
Fort Collins
CO

23
Stevens Point Brewery
Stevens Point
WI

24
August Schell Brewing Co
New Ulm
MN

25
Summit Brewing Co
Saint Paul
MN

26
21st Amendment Brewery
Bay Area
CA

27
Shipyard Brewing Co
Portland
ME

28
Flying Dog Brewery
Frederick
MD

29
Full Sail Brewing Co
Hood River
OR

30
Troëgs Brewing Co
Hershey
PA

31
Long Trail Brewing Co
Bridgewater Corners
VT

32
Rogue Ales
Newport
OR

33
Rhinegeist Brewery
Cincinnati
OH

34
Narragansett Brewing Co
Providence
RI

35
Gordon Biersch Brewing Co
San Jose
CA

36
Allagash Brewing Co
Portland
ME

37
Uinta Brewing Co
Salt Lake City
UT

38
Ninkasi Brewing Co
Eugene
OR

39
Surly Brewing Company
Minneapolis
MN

40
Revolution Brewing
Chicago
IL

41
Karl Strauss Brewing Co
San Diego
CA

42
Bear Republic Brewing Co
Cloverdale
CA

43
Green Flash Brewing Co
San Diego
CA

44
Left Hand Brewing Company
Longmont
CO

45
Three Floyds Brewing Co
Munster
IN

46
Saint Arnold Brewing Co
Houston
TX

47
Lost Coast Brewery
Eureka
CA

48
North Coast Brewing Co
Fort Bragg
CA

49
Wachusett Brewing Co
Westminster
MA

50
Avery Brewing Co
Boulder
CO

Top 50 Overall Brewing Companies

Rank
Brewery Name
City
State

Bold = small and independent craft brewery

1
Anheuser-Busch, Inc (a)
Saint Louis
MO

2
MillerCoors (b)
Chicago
IL

3
Constellation (c)
Chicago
IL

4
Heineken (d)
White Plains
NY

5
Pabst Brewing Co (e)
Los Angeles
CA

6
D. G. Yuengling & Son, Inc
Pottsville
PA

7
North American Breweries (f)
Rochester
NY

8
Diageo (g)
Norwalk
CT

9
Boston Beer Co (h)
Boston
MA

10
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
Chico
CA

11
New Belgium Brewing Co (i)
Fort Collins
CO

12
Craft Brew Alliance (j)
Portland
OR

13
Duvel Moortgat (k)
Paso Robles/Kansas City/Cooperstown
CA/MO/NY

14
Gambrinus (l)
San Antonio/Berkeley/Portland
TX/CA/OR

15
Founders Brewing Co (m)
Grand Rapids
MI

16
Bell’s Brewery, Inc (n)
Comstock
MI

17
Sapporo USA (o)
La Crosse
WI

18
Stone Brewing Co
Escondido
CA

19
CANarchy (p)
Longmont/Tampa/Salt Lake City/Comstock Park
CO/FL/UT/MI

20
Deschutes Brewery
Bend
OR

21
Brooklyn Brewery
Brooklyn
NY

22
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Milton
DE

23
Minhas Craft Brewery (q)
Monroe
WI

24
Artisanal Brewing Ventures (r)
Downingtown/Lakewood
PA/NY

25
SweetWater Brewing Co
Atlanta
GA

26
New Glarus Brewing Co
New Glarus
WI

27
Matt Brewing Co (s)
Utica
NY

28
Harpoon Brewery
Boston
MA

29
Alaskan Brewing
Juneau
AK

30
Great Lakes Brewing Co
Cleveland
OH

31
Abita Brewing Co
Abita Springs
LA

32
Odell Brewing Co
Fort Collins
CO

33
Stevens Point Brewery (t)
Stevens Point
WI

34
August Schell Brewing Co (u)
New Ulm
MN

35
Summit Brewing Co
Saint Paul
MN

36
21st Amendment Brewery
Bay Area
CA

37
Shipyard Brewing Co (v)
Portland
ME

38
Flying Dog Brewery
Frederick
MD

39
Full Sail Brewing Co
Hood River
OR

40
Troëgs Brewing Co
Hershey
PA

41
Long Trail Brewing Co (w)
Bridgewater Corners
VT

42
Rogue Ales
Newport
OR

43
Rhinegeist Brewery
Cincinnati
OH

44
Narragansett Brewing Co
Providence
RI

45
Gordon Biersch Brewing Co
San Jose
CA

46
Allagash Brewing Co
Portland
ME

47
Uinta Brewing Co
Salt Lake City
UT

48
Ninkasi Brewing Co
Eugene
OR

49
Surly Brewing Company
Minneapolis
MN

50
Revolution Brewing
Chicago
IL

View Top 50 U.S. Craft Breweries on a Map

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A comprehensive State of the Industry report will be delivered during the 2018 Craft Brewers Conference, held from April 30 – May 3, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. The association’s full 2017 industry analysis, which shows regional trends and sales by individual breweries, will be published in the May/June issue of The New Brewer, available in May 2018.

1 Figure based on companies that met craft brewer definition for all or part of 2017. An American craft brewer is small, independent and traditional. Small: Annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less (approximately 3 percent of U.S. annual sales). Beer production is attributed to the rules of alternating proprietorships. Independent: Less than 25 percent of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by an alcoholic beverage industry member that is not itself a craft brewer. Traditional: A brewer that has a majority of its total beverage alcohol volume in beers whose flavor derives from traditional or innovative brewing ingredients and their fermentation. Flavored malt beverages (FMBs) are not considered beers.

View a complete list of brands in the overall brewing category.

Media contact: Abby Berman (on behalf of the Brewer Association) (646) 695-7044

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About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents 4,000-plus U.S. breweries. The BA’s independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup℠, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®, SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, Homebrew Con, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® magazine, and Brewers Publications™ is the leading publisher of brewing literature in the U.S.

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