March 12, 2019


Boulder, Colo.—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

“Although the market has grown more competitive, particularly for regional craft breweries with the widest distribution, these 50 small and independent brewing companies continue to lead the craft brewing market in sales through strong brands, quality, and innovation,” said Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Association.

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Top 50 Craft Brewing Companies

RankBrewery NameCityState
1D. G. Yuengling & Son Inc.PottsvillePA
2Boston Beer Co.BostonMA
3Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.ChicoCA
4New Belgium Brewing Co.Fort Collins, San FranciscoCO, CA
5Duvel MoortgatPaso Robles, Kansas City, CooperstownCA, MO, NY
6GambrinusSan Antonio, Berkeley, PortlandTX, CA, OR
7Bell’s Brewery Inc.ComstockMI
8CANarchyLongmont, Tampa, Salt Lake City, Comstock, Inglewood, DallasCO, FL, UT, MI, TX
9Stone Brewing Co.EscondidoCA
10Deschutes BreweryBendOR
11Artisanal Brewing VenturesDowningtown, Lakewood, BrooklynPA, NY, NY
12Brooklyn BreweryBrooklynNY
13Dogfish Head Craft BreweryMiltonDE
14SweetWater Brewing Co.AtlantaGA
15Minhas Craft BreweryMonroeWI
16New Glarus Brewing Co.New GlarusWI
17Matt Brewing Co.UticaNY
18Harpoon BreweryBostonMA
19Alaskan Brewing Co.JuneauAK
20Great Lakes Brewing Co.ClevelandOH
21Abita Brewing Co.Abita SpringsLA
22Stevens Point BreweryStevens PointWI
23Odell Brewing Co.Fort CollinsCO
24Summit Brewing Co.St. PaulMN
25August Schell Brewing Co.New UlmMN
2621st Amendment BreweryBay AreaCA
27Troëgs Brewing Co.HersheyPA
28Rhinegeist BreweryCincinnatiOH
29Shipyard Brewing Co.PortlandME
30Allagash Brewing Co.PortlandME
31Long Trail Brewing Co.Bridgewater CornersVT
32Narragansett Brewing Co.ProvidenceRI
33Flying Dog BreweryFrederickMD
34Surly Brewing CompanyMinneapolisMN
35Ninkasi Brewing Co.EugeneOR
36Rogue AlesNewportOR
37Gordon Biersch Brewing Co.San JoseCA
38Revolution BrewingChicagoIL
39Three Floyds Brewing Co.MunsterIN
40Karl Strauss Brewing Co.San DiegoCA
41Georgetown Brewing Co.SeattleWA
42Uinta Brewing Co.Salt Lake CityUT
43Wachusett Brewing Co.WestminsterMA
44Full Sail Brewing Co.Hood RiverOR
45Modern Times BeerSan DiegoCA
46North Coast Brewing Co.Fort BraggCA
47Lost Coast BreweryEurekaCA
48Saint Arnold Brewing Co.HoustonTX
49Bear Republic Brewing Co.CloverdaleCA
50Left Hand Brewing CompanyLongmontCO
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