The Brewers Association (BA) has released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the US, based on beer sales volume.

Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, an impressive 42 were craft brewing companies, with D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc. topping the craft contingency coming in at number four. The first three overall brewing companies were Anheuser-Busch Inc., Miller Coors and Pabst Brewing Co.

The list of top 50 US craft brewing companies saw D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc. take out line honours, followed by Boston Beer Co, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, New Belgium Brewing Co and Gambrinus rounding out the top five.

“The companies on this list include the vanguard of the craft industry,” said Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Association. “They are exposing new beer lovers to craft, opening new markets and creating opportunities for the entire category. As they continue to grow, so will the availability of innovative and high-quality beers produced for all to enjoy.”

Check out the full list below.


Top 50 US Craft Brewing Companies

(Based on 2014 beer sales volume)

Rank      Brewing Company

1              D. G. Yuengling and Son Inc.

2              Boston Beer Co

3              Sierra Nevada Brewing Co

4              New Belgium Brewing Co

5              Gambrinus

6              Lagunitas Brewing Co

7              Bell’s Brewery, Inc

8              Deschutes Brewery

9              Stone Brewing Co

10           Minhas Craft Brewery

11           Brooklyn Brewery

12           Duvel Moortgat USA

13           Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

14           Matt Brewing Co

15           Harpoon Brewery

16           Firestone Walker Brewing Co

17           Founders Brewing Co

18           SweetWater Brewing Co

19           New Glarus Brewing Co

20           Alaskan Brewing Co

21           Abita Brewing Co

22           Anchor Brewing Co

23           Great Lakes Brewing Co

24           Oskar Blues Brewery

25           Shipyard Brewing Co

26           Stevens Point Brewery Co

27           August Schell Brewing Co

28           Summit Brewing Co

29           Victory Brewing Co

30           Long Trail Brewing Co

31           Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits

32           Rogue Ales Brewery & Headquarters

33           Full Sail Brewing Co

34           Odell Brewing Co

35           Southern Tier Brewing Co

36           Ninkasi Brewing Co

37           Flying Dog Brewery

38           Uinta Brewing Co

39           Bear Republic Brewing Co

40           Left Hand Brewing Company

41           21st Amendment Brewery Cafe

42           Allagash Brewing Co

43           Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

44           Troegs Brewing Co

45           Karl Strauss Brewing Co

46           Saint Arnold Brewing Co

47           Narragansett Brewing Co

48           Green Flash Brewing Co

49           Craftworks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc

50           Breckenridge Brewery


Top 50 Overall US Brewing Companies

(Based on 2014 beer sales volume)

Rank      Brewing Company

1              Anheuser-Busch, Inc

2              Miller Coors

3              Pabst Brewing Co

4              D. G. Yuengling and Son, Inc

5              Boston Beer Co

6              North American Breweries

7              Sierra Nevada Brewing Co

8              New Belgium Brewing Co

9              Craft Brew Alliance

10           Gambrinus

11           Lagunitas Brewing Co

12           Bell’s Brewery, Inc

13           Deschutes Brewery

14           Stone Brewing Co

15           Sleeman Brewing Co

16           Minhas Craft Brewery

17           Brooklyn Brewery

18           Duvel Moortgat USA

19           Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

20           Matt Brewing Co

21           Harpoon Brewery

22           Firestone Walker Brewing Co

23           Founders Brewing Co

24           SweetWater Brewing Co

25           New Glarus Brewing Co

26           Alaskan Brewing Co

27           Abita Brewing Co

28           Anchor Brewing Co

29           Great Lakes Brewing Co

30           Oskar Blues Brewery

31           Shipyard Brewing Co

32           Stevens Point Brewery Co

33           August Schell Brewing Co

34           Summit Brewing Co

35           Victory Brewing Co

36           Long Trail Brewing Co

37           Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits

38           Rogue Ales Brewery & Headquarters

39           Full Sail Brewing Co

40           Odell Brewing Co

41           Southern Tier Brewing Co

42           Ninkasi Brewing Co

43           World Brews/Winery Exchange

44           Flying Dog Brewery

45           Pittsburgh Brewing Co

46           Uinta Brewing Co

47           Bear Republic Brewing Co

48           Left Hand Brewing Company

49           21st Amendment Brewery Cafe

50           Allagash Brewing Co

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