Top 50 Breweries in the United States by Sales Volume

The Brewers Association released its annual list of the top 50 producing craft brewing companies in the United States based on beer sales volume.

Top 50 Brewing Companies by Sales Volume for 2019

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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

5
Duvel Moortgat Logo
Duvel Moortgat
Puurs, Belgium
6
The Gambrinus Company Logo
The Gambrinus Company
San Antonio, TX
9
Stone Brewing Logo
Stone Brewing
Escondido, CA
12
Brooklyn Brewery Logo
Brooklyn Brewery
Brooklyn, NY
17
Harpoon Brewery Logo
Harpoon Brewery
Boston, MA
19
Odell Brewing Co Logo
Odell Brewing Co.
Fort Collins, CO
20
Stevens Point Brewery Logo
Stevens Point Brewery
Stevens Point, WI
21
Summit Brewing Co. Logo
Summit Brewing Co.
St. Paul, MN
24
Abita Brewing Company Logo
26
Rhinegeist Brewery Logo
Rhinegeist Brewery
Cincinnati, OH
29
21st Amendment Brewery Logo
21st Amendment Brewery
San Leandro, CA
34
Surly Brewing Co. Logo
Surly Brewing Co.
Minneapolis, MN
35
Flying Dog Brewery Logo
Flying Dog Brewery
Frederick, MD
37
Long Trail Brewing Company Logo
Long Trail Brewing Company
Bridgewater Corners, VT
40
Revolution Brewing Logo
41
Lost Coast Brewery Logo
42
Shipyard Brewing Co. Logo
43
Wachusett Brewing Company Logo
44
Modern Times Beer Logo
Modern Times Beer
San Diego, CA
46
Full Sail Brewing Co. Logo
Full Sail Brewing Co.
Hood River, OR
47
Two Roads Brewing Co Logo
50
North Coast Brewing Co. Logo

“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.

Infographic of the Top 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Companies by Sales Volume. Courtesy 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
Anheuser-Busch Logo
Anheuser-Busch
St. Louis, MO
4
Heineken Logo
Heineken N.V.
Amsterdam, Holland
5
Pabst Brewing Company Logo
Pabst Brewing Company
Los Angeles, CA
6
Diageo plc Logo
Diageo plc
London, United Kingdom
8
FIFCO USA Logo
FIFCO USA
Rochester, NY
11
New Belgium Brewing Company Logo
12
Duvel Moortgat Logo
Duvel Moortgat
Puurs, Belgium
13
Craft Brew Alliance Logo
14
Founders Brewing Co. Logo
Founders Brewing Co.
Grand Rapids, MI
15
The Gambrinus Company Logo
The Gambrinus Company
San Antonio, TX
18
Stone Brewing Logo
Stone Brewing
Escondido, CA
19
Sapporo Breweries and Sapporo Beer Logo
Sapporo Breweries
Tokyo, Japan
22
Brooklyn Brewery Logo
Brooklyn Brewery
Brooklyn, NY
27
Harpoon Brewery Logo
Harpoon Brewery
Boston, MA
29
Odell Brewing Co Logo
Odell Brewing Co.
Fort Collins, CO
30
Stevens Point Brewery Logo
Stevens Point Brewery
Stevens Point, WI
31
Summit Brewing Co. Logo
Summit Brewing Co.
St. Paul, MN
34
Abita Brewing Company Logo
36
Rhinegeist Brewery Logo
Rhinegeist Brewery
Cincinnati, OH
39
21st Amendment Brewery Logo
21st Amendment Brewery
San Leandro, CA
44
Surly Brewing Co. Logo
Surly Brewing Co.
Minneapolis, MN
45
Flying Dog Brewery Logo
Flying Dog Brewery
Frederick, MD
47
Long Trail Brewing Company Logo
Long Trail Brewing Company
Bridgewater Corners, VT
50
Revolution Brewing Logo

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

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