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1st April 2015

Brewers Association Lists Top 50 Breweries of 2014

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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 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 42 were craft brewing companies¹.


“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.”


Top 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Companies

(Based on 2014 beer sales volume)


Rank Brewing Company City State
1 D. G. Yuengling and 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 Gambrinus Shiner TX
6 Lagunitas Brewing Co Petaluma CA
7 Bell’s Brewery, Inc Galesburg MI
8 Deschutes Brewery Bend OR
9 Stone Brewing Co Escondido CA
10 Minhas Craft Brewery Monroe WI
11 Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn NY
12 Duvel Moortgat USA Kansas City & Cooperstown MO/NY
13 Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Milton DE
14 Matt Brewing Co Utica NY
15 Harpoon Brewery Boston MA
16 Firestone Walker Brewing Co Paso Robles CA
17 Founders Brewing Co Grand Rapids MI
18 SweetWater Brewing Co Atlanta GA
19 New Glarus Brewing Co New Glarus WI
20 Alaskan Brewing Co Juneau AK
21 Abita Brewing Co Abita Springs LA
22 Anchor Brewing Co San Francisco CA
23 Great Lakes Brewing Co Cleveland OH
24 Oskar Blues Brewery Longmont CO
25 Shipyard Brewing Co Portland ME
26 Stevens Point Brewery Co Stevens Point WI
27 August Schell Brewing Co New Ulm MN
28 Summit Brewing Co Saint Paul MN
29 Victory Brewing Co Downingtown PA
30 Long Trail Brewing Co Bridgewater Corners VT
31 Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits San Diego CA
32 Rogue Ales Brewery & Headquarters Newport OR
33 Full Sail Brewing Co Hood River OR
34 Odell Brewing Co Fort Collins CO
35 Southern Tier Brewing Co Lakewood NY
36 Ninkasi Brewing Co Eugene OR
37 Flying Dog Brewery Frederick MD
38 Uinta Brewing Co Salt Lake City UT
39 Bear Republic Brewing Co Cloverdale CA
40 Left Hand Brewing Company Longmont CO
41 21st Amendment Brewery Cafe San Francisco CA
42 Allagash Brewing Co Portland ME
43 Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe Eureka CA
44 Troegs Brewing Co Hershey PA
45 Karl Strauss Brewing Co San Diego CA
46 Saint Arnold Brewing Co Houston TX
47 Narragansett Brewing Co Providence RI
48 Green Flash Brewing Co San Diego CA
49 Craftworks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc Chattanooga & Louisville TN/CO
50 Breckenridge Brewery Denver CO


Top 50 Overall U.S. Brewing Companies2

(Based on 2014 beer sales volume)


Rank Company City State
1 Anheuser-Busch, Inc (a) St. Louis MO
2 Miller Coors (b) Chicago IL
3 Pabst Brewing Co (c) Los Angeles CA
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 (f) Portland