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 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 42 were craft brewing companies¹.

Brewers Association Lists Top 50 Breweries of 2014

Brewers Association Lists Top 50 Breweries of 2014

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Top 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Companies [1]

(Based on 2014 beer sales volume)

RankBrewing CompanyCityState
1.D. G. Yuengling and Son, IncPottsvillePA
2.Boston Beer CoBostonMA
3.Sierra Nevada Brewing CoChicoCA
4.New Belgium Brewing CoFort CollinsCO
6.Lagunitas Brewing CoPetalumaCA
7.Bell’s Brewery, IncGalesburgMI
8.Deschutes BreweryBendOR
9.Stone Brewing CoEscondidoCA
10.Minhas Craft BreweryMonroeWI
11.Brooklyn BreweryBrooklynNY
12.Duvel Moortgat USAKansas City & CooperstownMO/NY
13.Dogfish Head Craft BreweryMiltonDE
14.Matt Brewing CoUticaNY
15.Harpoon BreweryBostonMA
16.Firestone Walker Brewing CoPaso RoblesCA
17.Founders Brewing CoGrand RapidsMI
18.SweetWater Brewing CoAtlantaGA
19.New Glarus Brewing CoNew GlarusWI
20.Alaskan Brewing CoJuneauAK
21.Abita Brewing CoAbita SpringsLA
22.Anchor Brewing CoSan FranciscoCA
23.Great Lakes Brewing CoClevelandOH
24.Oskar Blues BreweryLongmontCO
25.Shipyard Brewing CoPortlandME
26.Stevens Point Brewery CoStevens PointWI
27.August Schell Brewing CoNew UlmMN
28.Summit Brewing CoSaint PaulMN
29.Victory Brewing CoDowningtownPA
30.Long Trail Brewing CoBridgewater CornersVT
31.Ballast Point Brewing & SpiritsSan DiegoCA
32.Rogue Ales Brewery & HeadquartersNewportOR
33.Full Sail Brewing CoHood RiverOR
34.Odell Brewing CoFort CollinsCO
35.Southern Tier Brewing CoLakewoodNY
36.Ninkasi Brewing CoEugeneOR
37.Flying Dog BreweryFrederickMD
38.Uinta Brewing CoSalt Lake CityUT
39.Bear Republic Brewing CoCloverdaleCA
40.Left Hand Brewing CompanyLongmontCO
41.21st Amendment Brewery CafeSan FranciscoCA
42.Allagash Brewing CoPortlandME
43.Lost Coast Brewery and CafeEurekaCA
44.Troegs Brewing CoHersheyPA
45.Karl Strauss Brewing CoSan DiegoCA
46.Saint Arnold Brewing CoHoustonTX
47.Narragansett Brewing CoProvidenceRI
48.Green Flash Brewing CoSan DiegoCA
49.Craftworks Restaurants & Breweries, IncChattanooga & LouisvilleTN/CO
50.Breckenridge BreweryDenverCO

Top 50 Overall U.S. Brewing Companies [2]

(Based on 2014 beer sales volume)

1.Anheuser-Busch, Inc (a)St. LouisMO
2.Miller Coors (b)ChicagoIL
3.Pabst Brewing Co (c)Los AngelesCA
4.D. G. Yuengling and Son, IncPottsvillePA
5.Boston Beer Co (d)BostonMA
6.North American Breweries (e)RochesterNY
7.Sierra Nevada Brewing CoChicoCA
8.New Belgium Brewing CoFort CollinsCO
9.Craft Brew Alliance (f)PortlandOR
10.Gambrinus (g)ShinerTX
11.Lagunitas Brewing CoPetalumaCA
12.Bell’s Brewery, Inc (h)GalesburgMI
13.Deschutes BreweryBendOR
14.Stone Brewing CoEscondidoCA
15.Sleeman Brewing Co (i)LaCrosseWI
16.Minhas Craft Brewery (j)MonroeWI
17.Brooklyn BreweryBrooklynNY
18.Duvel Moortgat USA (k)Kansas City & CooperstownMO/NY
19.Dogfish Head Craft BreweryMiltonDE
20.Matt Brewing Co (l)UticaNY
21.Harpoon BreweryBostonMA
22.Firestone Walker Brewing CoPaso RoblesCA
23.Founders Brewing CoGrand RapidsMI
24.SweetWater Brewing CoAtlantaGA
25.New Glarus Brewing CoNew GlarusWI
26.Alaskan Brewing CoJuneauAK
27.Abita Brewing CoAbita SpringsLA
28.Anchor Brewing CoSan FranciscoCA
29.Great Lakes Brewing CoClevelandOH
30.Oskar Blues BreweryLongmontCO
31.Shipyard Brewing Co (m)PortlandME
32Stevens Point Brewery Co (n)Stevens PointWI
33.August Schell Brewing Co (o)New UlmMN
34.Summit Brewing CoSaint PaulMN
35.Victory Brewing CoDowningtownPA
36.Long Trail Brewing Co (p)Bridgewater CornersVT
37.Ballast Point Brewing & SpiritsSan DiegoCA
38.Rogue Ales Brewery & HeadquartersNewportOR
39.Full Sail Brewing CoHood RiverOR
40.Odell Brewing CoFort CollinsCO
41.Southern Tier Brewing CoLakewoodNY
42.Ninkasi Brewing CoEugeneOR
43.World Brews/Winery Exchange (q)NovatoCA
44.Flying Dog BreweryFrederickMD
45.Pittsburgh Brewing Co (r)PittsburghPA
46.Uinta Brewing CoSalt Lake CityUT
47.Bear Republic Brewing CoCloverdaleCA
48.Left Hand Brewing CompanyLongmontCO
49.21st Amendment Brewery CafeSan FranciscoCA
50.Allagash Brewing CoPortlandOR

The Association’s full 2014 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 2015.

For additional statistics, see the Brewers Association’s craft brewing statistics for 2014.

[1] An American craft brewer is small, independent and traditional. Small: Annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less (approximately 3 percent of U.S. annual sales). Beer production is attributed to the rules of alternating proprietorships. Independent: Less than 25 percent 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. Traditional: A brewer that has a majority of its total beverage alcohol volume in beers whose flavor derives from traditional or innovative brewing ingredients and their fermentation. Flavored malt beverages (FMBs) are not considered beers.


[2] Top 50 U.S. Overall Brewing Companies notes: (a) includes Bass, Beck’s, Blue Point, Bud Light, Budweiser, Busch, Goose Island, Landshark, Michelob, Rolling Rock, Shock Top and Wild Series brands. Does not include partially owned Coastal, Craft Brew Alliance, Fordham, Kona, Old Dominion, Omission, Red Hook and Widmer Brothers brands; (b) includes A.C. Golden, Batch 19, Blue Moon, Colorado Native, Coors, Keystone, Killian’s, Leinenkugel’s, Miller and Tenth & Blake brands; (c) includes Pabst, Schlitz and 28+ other brand families; (d) includes Alchemy & Science and Sam Adams brands. Does not include Twisted Tea or Angry Orchard brands; (e) includes Dundee, Genesee, Labatt Lime, Magic Hat and Pyramid brands; (f) includes Kona, Omission, Red Hook and Widmer Brothers brands; (g) includes BridgePort, Shiner and Trumer brands; (h) includes Bell’s and Upper Hand brands; (i) includes Sleeman and Sapporo brands; (j) includes Mountain Crest and 10 other brand families; (k) includes Boulevard and Ommegang brands; (l) includes Flying Bison, Saranac and Utica Club brands; (m) includes Casco Bay, Sea Dog and Shipyard brands; (n) includes James Page, Point and Whole Hog brands; (o) includes Grain Belt and Schell’s brands; (p) includes Long Trail, Otter Creek, The Shed and Wolaver’s brands; (q) private label brands, primarily for grocery store chains; (r) includes Iron City and 17 other brand families.