Bob Pease

Bob Pease, CEO/president of the Brewers Association — the not-for-profit trade association representing small and independent American craft brewers — on America’s Top 50 brewing companies in 2019


Every year, the Brewers Association releases its annual list of the top 50 producing craft brewing companies and overall brewing companies in the US, based on beer sales volume. Despite the current pandemic, this year is no different.

Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 40 are small and independent craft brewing companies, as per the Brewers Association’s definition.

Although 2020 will be a markedly different year than 2019 for the American craft brewing market, these companies are well positioned to help the craft category weather the currentmarket uncertainty and rebound with the flavour, variety, and innovation that beer lovers have come to expect from small and independent American craft brewers.

Top 50 craft brewing companies

1DC Yeungling & SonPottsvillePA
2Boston Beer CoBostonMA
3Sierra Nevada Brewing CoChicoCA
4New Belgium Brewing CoFort Collins, San FranciscoCO, CA
5Duvel MoortgatPaso Robles, Kansas City CooperstownCA, MO, NY
6GambrinusBerkeley, Portland, ShinerCA, OR, TX
7Bell’s Brewery IncComstockMI
8CANarchyLongmont, Tampa, Salt Lake City,
Comstock, Inglewood, Dallas
9Stone BrewingEscondidoCA
10Artisanal Brewing VenturesDownington, Lakewood, BrooklynPA, NY, NY
11Deschutes BreweryBendOR
12Brooklyn BreweryBrooklynNY
13Dogfish Head Craft BreweryMiltonDE
14 SweetWater Brewing CoAtlanta GA
15 New GlarusNew GlarusWI
16 Matt Brewing CoUticaNY
17Harpoon BreweryBostonMA
18Minhas Craft BreweryMonroeWI
19Odell Brewing CoFort CollinsCO
20Stevens Point BreweryStevens PointsWI
21Summit Brewing CoSt PaulMN
22Alaskan Brewing CoJuneauAK
23Great Lakes Brewing CoLakelandOH
24 Abita Brewing CoCovingtonLA
25August Schell Brewing CoNew UlmMN
26Rhinegeist BreweryCincinnatiOH
27Troegs Brewing CoHersheyPA
28Allagash Brewing CoPortlandOR
2921st Amendment BreweryBay AreaCA
30 Narragansett Brewing CoPawtucketRI
31Three Floyds Brewing CoMunsterIN
32Gordon Biersch Brewing CoSan JoseCA
33Georgetown Brewing Co SeattleWA
34Surly Brewing CoMinneapolisMN
35Flying Dog BreweryFrederickMD
36Rogue AlesNewportOR
37Long Trail Brewing CoBridgewater CornersVT
38Ninkasi Brewing CoEugeneOR
39Karl Strauus Brewing CoSan DiegoCA
40Revolution Brewing CoChicagoIL
41Lost Coast BreweryEurekaCA
42Shipyard Brewing CoPortlandOR
43Wachussett Brewing CoWestminsterMA
44Modern Times BeerSan DiegoCA
45Saint Arnold Brewing CoHoustonTX
46Full Sail Brewing CoHood RiverOR
47Two Roads Brewing CoStratfordCT
48Left Hand Brewing CoLongmontCO
49Bear Republic Brewing CoCloverdaleCA
50North Coast Brewing CoFort BraggCA
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Top 50 brewing companies overall

1Anheuser-Busch IncSt LouisMO
2Molson CoorsChicagoIL
4Heineken USAWhite PlainsNY
5Pabst Brewing CoLos AngelesCA
7DG YeunglingPottsville PA
9Boston Beer CoBostonMA
10Sierra Nevada BrewingChicoCA
11New Belgium Brewing CoFort Collins, San FranciCO, CA
12Duvel MoortgatPaso Robles, Kansas City,
13Craft Brew AlliancePortlandOR
14 Founders Brewing Co / Mahou San MiguelGrand Rapids, BoulderMI, CO
15GambrinusBerkeley, Portland, ShinerCA, OR, TX
16Bell’s Brewery IncComstockMI
17CANarchyLongmont, Tampa, Salt Lake City,
Comstock, Inglewood, Dallas
18Stone BrewingEscondidoCA
19Sapporo BrewingTarrytown, San FranciscoNY, CA
20Artisanal Brewing VenturesDownington, Lakewood, BrooklynPA, NY, NY
21Deschutes BreweryBendOR
22Brooklyn BreweryBrooklynNY
23Dogfish Head Craft BreweryMiltonDE
24SweetWater Brewing CoAtlantaGA
25New Glarus Brewing CoNew GlarusWI
26Matt Brewing CoUticaNY
27Harpoon BreweryBostonMA
28Minhas Craft BreweryMonroeWI
29Odell Brewing CoFort CollinsCO
30Stevens Point BreweryStevens PointWI
31Summit Brewing CoSt PaulMN
32Alaskan Brewing CoJuneauAK
33Great Lakes Brewing CoClevelandOH
34Abita Brewing CoCovingtonLA
35August Schell Brewing CoNew UlmMN
36Rhinegeist BreweryCincinnatiOH
37Troegs BreweryHersheyPA
38Allagash Brewing CoPortlandOR
3921st Amendment BreweryBay AreaCA
40Narragansett Brewing CoPawtucketRI
41Three Floyds Brewing CoMunsterIN
42Gordon Biersch Brewing CoSan JoseCA
43Georgetown Brewing CoSeattleWA
44Surly Brewing CoMinneapolisMN
45Flying Dog BreweryFrederickMD
46Rogue AlesNewportOR
47Long Trail Brewing CoBridgewater CornersVT
48Ninkasi Brewing CoEugeneOR
49Karl Strauss Brewing CoSan DiegoCA
50Revolution BrewingChicagoIL

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 4,000-plus US breweries. The BA’s independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers.

The BA organises events including the World Beer Cup, Great American Beer Festival, Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America, SAVOR: An American Craft Beer and Food Experience, Homebrew Con, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week.

The BA publishes The New Brewer magazine, and Brewers Publications is the largest publisher of brewing literature in the US.

Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association and the free Brew Guru mobile app.

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