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Added: Friday, April 12th 2013

Brewers Association Lists Top 50 Breweries of 2012

Boulder, CO • April 10, 2013 - The Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade group that tabulates production statistics for the U.S. brewing industry—today released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on 2012 beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 39 are small and independent craft brewing companies¹.

“In 2012, craft surpassed six percent of the total U.S. beer market, with volume and dollar sales reaching record levels,” said Paul Gatza, director, Brewers Association. “Increasingly, beer lovers are turning to craft brewed beer from small and independent producers to satisfy their thirst for bold, innovative and flavor-forward beers.”

Top 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Companies

(Based on 2012 beer sales volume)

 

Rank

COMPANY

City

State

1

Boston Beer Co.

Boston

MA

2

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Chico

CA

3

New Belgium Brewing Co.

Fort Collins

CO

4

The Gambrinus Co.

San Antonio

TX

5

Deschutes Brewery

Bend

OR

6

Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Petaluma

CA

7

Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Galesburg

MI

8

Matt Brewing Co.

Utica

NY

9

Harpoon Brewery

Boston

MA

10

Stone Brewing Co.

Escondido

CA

11

Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn

NY

12

Boulevard Brewing Co.

Kansas City

MO

13

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Milton

DE

14

Abita Brewing Co.

Abita Springs

LA

15

Shipyard Brewing Co.

Portland

ME

16

Alaskan Brewing Co.

Juneau

AK

17

New Glarus Brewing Co.

New Glarus

WI

18

Long Trail Brewing Co.

Bridgewater Corners

VT

19

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Cleveland

OH

20

Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Paso Robles

CA

21

Anchor Brewing Co.

San Francisco

CA

22

Rogue Ales

Newport

OR

23

Summit Brewing Co.

St. Paul

MN

t. 24

Full Sail Brewing Co.

Hood River

OR

t. 24

SweetWater Brewing Co.

Atlanta

GA

26

Victory Brewing Co.

Downingtown

PA

27

Oskar Blues Brewery

Longmont

CO

28

Cold Spring Brewing Co./Third Street Brewhouse

Cold Spring

MN

29

Flying Dog Brewery

Frederick

MD

30

Founders Brewing Co.

Grand Rapids

MI

31

Ninkasi Brewing Co.

Eugene

OR

32

CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc.

Chattanooga, TN & Louisville, CO

33

Odell Brewing Co.

Fort Collins

CO

34

Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Cloverdale

CA

35

Stevens Point Brewery Co.

Stevens Point

WI

36

Blue Point Brewing Co.

Patchogue

NY

37

Southern Tier Brewing Co.

Lakewood

NY

38

Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

Eureka

CA

39

Karl Strauss Brewing Co.

San Diego

CA

40

BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc.

Huntington Beach

CA

41

Breckenridge Brewery

Denver

CO

42

North Coast Brewing Co.

Fort Bragg

CA

43

Left Hand Brewing Co.

Longmont

CO

44

St. Louis Brewery, Inc./Schlafly Beers

St. Louis

MO

45

Saint Arnold Brewing Co.

Houston

TX

46

Ballast Point Brewing Co.

San Diego

CA

47

Big Sky Brewing Co.

Missoula

MT

48

Allagash Brewing Co.

Portland

ME

49

Uinta Brewing Co.

Salt Lake City

UT

50

Tröegs Brewing Co.

Hershey

PA

 

 

Top 50 Overall U.S. Brewing Companies 
(Based on 2012 beer sales volume)

 

Rank

COMPANY

City

STATE

1

Anheuser-Busch, Inc. (a)

St. Louis

MO

2

MillerCoors (b)

Chicago

IL

3

Pabst Brewing Co. (c )

Woodridge

IL

4

D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc.

Pottsville

PA

5

Boston Beer Co. (d)

Boston

MA

6

North American Breweries (e)

Rochester

NY

7

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Chico

CA

8

New Belgium Brewing Co.

Fort Collins

CO

9

Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. (f)

Portland

OR

10

The Gambrinus Co. (g)

San Antonio

TX

 

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