Brewers Association Announces Top 50 Brewing Companies by Sales Volume of 2019

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Boulder, Colo.April 1, 2020 — The Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers—today released its annual list 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 companies1.

“Although 2020 will be a markedly different year than 2019 for the craft brewing market, these companies are well positioned to help the craft category weather the current market uncertainty and rebound with the flavor, variety, and innovation that beer lovers have come to expect from small brewers,” said Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Association.

View and download map of top 50 producing craft brewing companies.

Top 50 Craft Brewing Companies

Rank Brewery Name 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, San Francisco CO, CA
5 Duvel Moortgat Paso Robles, Kansas City, Cooperstown CA, MO, NY
6 Gambrinus Berkeley, Portland, Shiner CA, OR, TX
7 Bell’s Brewery Inc. Comstock MI
8 CANarchy Longmont, Tampa, Salt Lake City, Comstock, Inglewood, Dallas CO, FL, UT, MI, CA, TX
9 Stone Brewing Escondido CA
10 Artisanal Brewing Ventures Downingtown, Lakewood, Brooklyn PA, NY, NY
11 Deschutes Brewery Bend OR
12 Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn NY
13 Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Milton DE
14 SweetWater Brewing Co Atlanta GA
15 New Glarus Brewing Co New Glarus WI
16 Matt Brewing Co Utica NY
17 Harpoon Brewery Boston MA
18 Minhas Craft Brewery Monroe WI
19 Odell Brewing Co Fort Collins CO
20 Stevens Point Brewery Stevens Point WI
21 Summit Brewing Co Saint Paul MN
22 Alaskan Brewing Co Juneau AK
23 Great Lakes Brewing Co Cleveland OH
24 Abita Brewing Co Covington LA
25 August Schell Brewing Co New Ulm MN
26 Rhinegeist Brewery Cincinnati OH
27 Troegs Brewing Co Hershey PA
28 Allagash Brewing Co Portland ME
29 21st Amendment Brewery Bay Area CA
30 Narragansett Brewing Co Pawtucket RI
31 Three Floyds Brewing Co Munster IN
32 Gordon Biersch Brewing Co San Jose CA
33 Georgetown Brewing Co Seattle WA
34 Surly Brewing Company Minneapolis MN
35 Flying Dog Brewery Frederick MD
36 Rogue Ales Brewery Newport OR
37 Long Trail Brewing Co Bridgewater Corners VT
38 Ninkasi Brewing Co Eugene OR
39 Karl Strauss Brewing Co San Diego CA
40 Revolution Brewing Chicago IL
41 Lost Coast Brewery Eureka CA
42 Shipyard Brewing Co Portland ME
43 Wachusett Brewing Co Westminster MA
44 Modern Times Beer San Diego CA
45 Saint Arnold Brewing Co Houston TX
46 Full Sail Brewing Co Hood River OR
47 Two Roads Brewing Co Stratford CT
48 Left Hand Brewing Company Longmont CO
49 Bear Republic Brewing Co Cloverdale CA
50 North Coast Brewing Co Inc Fort Bragg CA

Top 50 Overall Brewing Companies

Rank Brewery Name City State
1 Anheuser-Busch Inc (a) St. Louis MO
2 MolsonCoors (b) Chicago IL
3 Constellation (c) Chicago IL
4 Heineken USA (d) White Plains NY
5 Pabst Brewing Co (e) Los Angeles CA
6 Diageo (f) Norwalk CT
7 D.G. Yuengling Pottsville PA
8 FIFCO USA (g) Rochester NY
9 Boston Beer Co (h) Boston MA
10 Sierra Nevada Brewing Co Chico CA
11 New Belgium Brewing Co (i) Fort Collins, San Francisco CO, CA
12 Duvel Moortgat (j) Paso Robles, Kansas City, Cooperstown CA, MO, NY
13 Craft Brew Alliance (k) Portland OR
14 Founders Brewing Co/Mahou San Miguel (l) Grand Rapids, Boulder MI, CO
15 Gambrinus (m) Berkeley, Portland, Shiner CA, OR, TX
16 Bell’s Brewery Inc. (n) Comstock MI
17 CANarchy (o) Longmont, Tampa, Salt Lake City, Comstock, Inglewood, Dallas CO, FL, UT, MI, CA, TX
18 Stone Brewing Escondido  CA
19 Sapporo Brewing (p) Tarrytown,  San Francisco NY, CA
20 Artisanal Brewing Ventures (q) Downingtown, Lakewood, Brooklyn PA, NY, NY
21 Deschutes Brewery Bend OR
22 Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn NY
23 Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (r) Milton DE
24 SweetWater Brewing Co Atlanta GA
25 New Glarus Brewing Co New Glarus WI
26 Matt Brewing Co (s) Utica NY
27 Harpoon Brewery Boston MA
28 Minhas Craft Brewery (t) Monroe WI
29 Odell Brewing Co Fort Collins CO
30 Stevens Point Brewery (u) Stevens Point WI
31 Summit Brewing Co Saint Paul  MN
32 Alaskan Brewing Co Juneau AK
33 Great Lakes Brewing Co Cleveland OH
34 Abita Brewing Co Covington LA
35 August Schell Brewing Co (v) New Ulm MN
36 Rhinegeist Brewery Cincinnati OH
37 Troegs Brewing Co Hershey PA
38 Allagash Brewing Co Portland ME
39 21st Amendment Brewery Bay Area CA
40 Narragansett Brewing Co Pawtucket RI
41 Three Floyds Brewing Co Munster IN
42 Gordon Biersch Brewing Co San Jose CA
43 Georgetown Brewing Co Seattle WA
44 Surly Brewing Company Minneapolis MN
45 Flying Dog Brewery Frederick MD
46 Rogue Ales Brewery Newport OR
47 Long Trail Brewing Co Bridgewater Corners VT
48 Ninkasi Brewing Co Eugene OR
49 Karl Strauss Brewing Co San Diego CA
50 Revolution Brewing Chicago IL

A State of the Industry report will be presented via webinar in mid-April. The Brewers Association’s full 2019 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 2020.

1 Figure based on companies that met the craft brewer definition for all or part of 2019. An American craft brewer is a small and independent brewer. Small: annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less (approximately 3% of U.S. annual sales). Beer production is attributed to the rules of alternating proprietorships. Independent: less than 25% 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. Brewer: has a TTB brewer’s notice and makes beer.

View a list of brands included under the companies in the overall brewing category.

Contact: Jenelle Scott (on behalf of the Brewers Association) jenelle.scott@backbonemedia.net, 970.963.4873 x224


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 4,800-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 ExperienceHomebrew ConNational 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. Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at CraftBeer.com® and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association® and the free Brew Guru® mobile app. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.