The Brewers Association — the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers — recently 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.
Top 50 Craft Brewing Companies
“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.
Top 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Companies by Location
Map of the top 50 craft breweries as defined by the Brewers Association.
A State of the Industry report will be presented via online 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.
Top 50 Overall Brewing Companies
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) firstname.lastname@example.org, 970.963.4873 x224