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Monday, April 13, 2009

Brewers Association Announces Top 50 Brewers Based on 2008 Sales

The Boulder, Colo., based Brewers Association has released its annual ranking of the largest brewing companies in the United States. The data is based on sales volume during 2008.

Two major changes in the new rankings reflect industry consolidations during the year. Miller Brewing and Coors Brewing merged to create MillerCoors, ranked second on this year's list, while Widmer Brothers and Redhook merged to form the Craft Brewers Alliance, ranked seventh on the list.

Top 50 Overall Brewing Companies by Beer Sales Volume
(Based on 2008 sales)

1. Anheuser-Busch InBev, St. Louis, MO
2. MillerCoors Brewing Co., Chicago, IL
3. Pabst Brewing Co., Woodridge, IL
4. Boston Beer Co., Boston, MA
5. D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc., Pottsville, PA
6. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, CA
7. Craft Brewers Alliance, Inc., Woodinville, WA
8. New Belgium Brewing Co., Fort Collins, CO
9. High Falls Brewing Co., Rochester, NY
10. Spoetzl Brewery, Shiner, TX
11. Pyramid Breweries Inc., Seattle, WA
12. Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR
13. Iron City Brewing Co., Pittsburgh, PA
14. Minhas Craft Brewery, Monroe, WI
15. Matt Brewing Co., Utica, NY
16. Boulevard Brewing Co., Kansas City, MO
17. Full Sail Brewing Co., Hood River, OR
18. Magic Hat Brewing Co., Burlington, VT
19. Alaskan Brewing Co., Juneau, AK
20. Harpoon Brewery, Boston, MA
21. Bell's Brewery Inc., Galesburg, MI
22. Goose Island Beer Co., Chicago, IL
23. Kona Brewery LLC, Kailua-Kona, HI
24. Anchor Brewing Co., San Francisco, CA
25. August Schell Brewing Co., New Ulm, MN
26. Shipyard Brewing, Portland, ME
27. Summit Brewing Co., Saint Paul, MN
28. Stone Brewing Co., Escondido, CA
29. Mendocino Brewing Co., Ukiah, CA
30. Abita Brewing Co. L.L.C., Abita Springs, LA
31. The Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY
32. New Glarus Brewing Co., New Glarus, WI
33. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE
34. Long Trail Brewing Co., Bridgewater Corners, VT
35. Gordon Biersch Brewing Co., San Jose, CA
36. Rogue Ales/Oregon Brewing Co., Newport, OR
37. Great Lakes Brewing Co., Cleveland, OH
38. The Lagunitas Brewing Co., Petaluma, CA
39. Firestone Walker Brewing Co.,Paso Robles,CA
40. SweetWater Brewing Co., Atlanta, GA
41. Flying Dog Brewing Co., Frederick, MD
42. BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, Huntington Beach, CA
43. Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurants, Louisville, CO
44. BridgePort Brewing Co., Portland, OR
45. Odell Brewing Co., Fort Collins, CO
46. Victory Brewing Co., Downingtown, PA
47. Straub Brewery, Saint Marys, PA
48. Cold Spring Brewing Co., Cold Spring, MN
49. Mac and Jack's Brewery, Redmond, WA
50. Big Sky Brewing Co., Missoula, MT


Anonymous said...

Where is Leinenkugel family of beers, are they owned by a conglomerate now?

Rick Lyke said...

Leinenkugel is owned by MillerCoors.