Brewers Association Lists Top 50 Breweries of 2013

The Brewers Association—the trade association representing small and independent American 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 and the craft brewer definition in 2013¹. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 38 were small and independent craft brewing companies.

“In 2013, craft breweries reached new all-time highs in production volume and dollar sales,” said Bart Watson, staff economist, Brewers Association. “Beer lovers continue to demand high-quality, fuller-flavored and local beers from small and independent craft breweries.”

Top 50 Craft Brewing Companies

(Based on 2013 beer sales volume)

Rank

Brewing Company

City

State

Rank Change

1

Boston Beer Co.

Boston

MA

0

2

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Chico

CA

0

3

New Belgium Brewing Co.

Fort Collins

CO

0

4

Gambrinus

San Antonio

TX

0

5

Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Petaluma

CA

1

6

Deschutes Brewery

Bend

OR

-1

7

Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Galesburg

MI

0

8

Duvel Moortgat USA

Kansas City & Cooperstown

MO/NY

N/A

9

Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn

NY

2

10

Stone Brewing Co.

Escondido

CA

0

11

Matt Brewing Co.

Utica

NY

-3

12

Harpoon Brewery

Boston

MA

-3

13

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Milton

DE

0

14

Shipyard Brewing Co.

Portland

ME

1

15

Abita Brewing Co.

Abita Springs

LA

-1

16

Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Paso Robles

CA

4

17

Alaskan Brewing Co.

Juneau

AK

-1

18

New Glarus Brewing Co.

New Glarus

WI

-1

19

SweetWater Brewing Co.

Atlanta

GA

5

20

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Cleveland

OH

-1

21

Anchor Brewing Co.

San Francisco

CA

0

22

Long Trail Brewing Co.

Bridgewater Corners

VT

-4

23

Summit Brewing Co.

St. Paul

MN

0

24

Oskar Blues Brewery

Longmont

CO

3

25

Full Sail Brewing Co.

Hood River

OR

-1

26

Founders Brewing Co.

Grand Rapids

MI

4

27

Rogue Ales

Newport

OR

-5

28

Victory Brewing Co.

Downingtown

PA

-2

29

Ballast Point Brewing Co.

San Diego

CA

17

30

Ninkasi Brewing Co.

Eugene

OR

1

31

Southern Tier Brewing Co.

Lakewood

NY

6

32

Cold Spring Brewing Co./Third Street Brewhouse

Cold Spring

MN

-4

33

Flying Dog Brewery

Frederick

MD

-4

34

Odell Brewing Co.

Fort Collins

CO

-1

35

Stevens Point Brewery Co.

Stevens Point

WI

0

36

Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Cloverdale

CA

-2

37

Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

Eureka

CA

1

38

Left Hand Brewing Co.

Longmont

CO

5

39

CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc.

Chattanooga & Louisville

TN/CO

-7

40

Breckenridge Brewery

Denver

CO

1

41

Karl Strauss Brewing Co.

San Diego

CA

-2

42

Blue Point Brewing Co.

Patchogue

NY

-6

43

Sixpoint Brewery

Brooklyn

NY

New

44

BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc.

Huntington Beach

CA

-4

45

North Coast Brewing Co. Inc.

Fort Bragg

CA

-3

46

Uinta Brewing Co.

Salt Lake City

UT

3

47

Allagash Brewing Co.

Portland

ME

1

48

Saint Arnold Brewing Co.

Houston

TX

-3

49

Gordon Biersch Brewing Co.

San Jose

CA

New

50

21st Amendment Brewery

San Francisco

CA

New

Top 50 Overall Brewing Companies2

(Based on 2013 beer sales volume)

Rank

Brewing Company

City

State

Rank Change

1

Anheuser-Busch Inc. (a)

St. Louis

MO

0

2

MillerCoors (b)

Chicago

IL

0

3

Pabst Brewing Co. (c)

Los Angeles

CA

0

4

D. G. Yuengling and Son Inc.

Pottsville

PA

0

5

Boston Beer Co. (d)

Boston

MA

0

6

North American Breweries (e)

Rochester

NY

0

7

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Chico

CA

0

8

New Belgium Brewing Co.

Fort Collins

CO

0

9

Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. (f)

Portland

OR

0

10

Gambrinus (g)

San Antonio

TX

0

11

Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Petaluma

CA

2

12

Deschutes Brewery

Bend

OR

0

13

Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Galesburg

MI

1

14

Duvel Moortgat USA (h)

Kansas City & Cooperstown

MO/NY

NA

15

Minhas Craft Brewery (i)

Monroe

WI

-4

16

Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn

NY

2

17

Stone Brewing Co.

Escondido

CA

0

18

Matt Brewing Co. (j)

Utica

NY

-3

19

Harpoon Brewery

Boston

MA

-3

20

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Milton

DE

0

21

Shipyard Brewing Co. (k)

Portland

ME

2

22

Abita Brewing Co.

Abita Springs

LA

-1

23

Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Paso Robles

CA

6

24

Alaskan Brewing Co.

Juneau

AK

0

25

New Glarus Brewing Co.

New Glarus

WI

1

26

SweetWater Brewing Co.

Atlanta

GA

7

27

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Cleveland

OH

1

28

August Schell Brewing Co. (l)

New Ulm

MN

-3

29

Anchor Brewing Co.

San Francisco

CA

1

30

World Brews/Winery Exchange (m)

Novato

CA

-8

31

Long Trail Brewing Co. (n)

Bridgewater Corners

VT

-4

32

Summit Brewing Co.

St. Paul

MN

0

33

Oskar Blues Brewery

Longmont

CO

3

34

Full Sail Brewing Co.

Hood River

OR

-1

35

Founders Brewing Co.

Grand Rapids

MI

6

36

Rogue Ales

Newport

OR

-5

37

Victory Brewing Co.

Downingtown

PA

-2

38

Ballast Point Brewing Co.

San Diego

CA

New

39

Ninkasi Brewing Co.

Eugene

OR

3

40

Southern Tier Brewing Co.

Lakewood

NY

8

41

Mendocino Brewing Co. (o)

Ukiah

CA

-3

42

Cold Spring Brewing Co./Third Street Brewhouse (p)

Cold Spring

MN

-3

43

Flying Dog Brewery

Frederick

MD

-3

44

Odell Brewing Co.

Fort Collins

CO

0

45

Stevens Point Brewery Co. (q)

Stevens Point

WI

1

46

Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Cloverdale

CA

-1

47

Pittsburgh Brewing Co. (r)

Pittsburgh

PA

-10

48

Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

Eureka

CA

1

49

Narragansett Brewing Co.

Providence

RI

New

50

Left Hand Brewing Co.

Longmont

CO

New