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The Largest Beer Brewers of 2017

Who's producing the most volume?

BOULDER, Colo. -- The Brewers Association released its annual lists of the top 50 producing craft brewing companies and overall brewing companies in the United States, based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 40 were small and independent craft brewing companies.

“In an increasingly competitive and mature marketplace, these brewing companies continue to lead and pave the path for small and independent craft brewers,” said Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Association, the Boulder, Colo.-based not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers.

Here's a look at the top brewers as of the end of 2017 ...

Top 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Companies

(Based on 2017 beer sales volume)

RankBrewing companyCityState
1D. G. Yuengling and Son Inc.PottsvillePA
2Boston Beer Co.BostonMA
3Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.ChicoCA
4New Belgium Brewing Co.Fort CollinsCO
5Duvel Moortgat USAPaso Robles/Kansas City/CooperstownCA/MO/NY
6GambrinusSan AntonioTX
7Bell's Brewery Inc.ComstockMI
8Stone Brewing Co.EscondidoCA
9CANarchyLongmont/Tampa/Salt Lake City/Comstock ParkCO/FL/UT/MI
10Deschutes BreweryBendOR
11Brooklyn BreweryBrooklynNY
12Dogfish Head Craft BreweryMiltonDE
13Minhas Craft BreweryMonroeWI
14Artisanal Brewing VenturesDownington/LakewoodPA/NY
15SweetWater Brewing Co.AtlantaGA
16New Glarus Brewing Co.New GlarusWI
17Matt Brewing Co.UticaNY
18Harpoon BreweryBostonMA
19Alaskan Brewing Co.JuneauAK
20Great Lakes Brewing Co.ClevelandOH
21Abita Brewing Co.Abita SpringsLA
22Odell Brewing Co.Fort CollinsCO
23Stevens Point Brewery Co.Stevens PointWI
24August Schell Brewing Co.New UlmMN
25Summit Brewing Co.St. PaulMN
2621st Amendment BreweryBay AreaCA
27Shipyard Brewing Co.PortlandME
28Flying Dog BreweryFrederickMD
29Full Sail Brewing Co.Hood RiverOR
30Troegs Brewing Co.HersheyPA
31Long Trail Brewing Co.Bridgewater CornersVT
32Rogue Ales BreweryNewportOR
33Rhinegeist BreweryCincinnatiOH
34Narragansett Brewing Co.ProvidenceRI
35Gordon Biersch Brewing Co.San JoseCA
36Allagash Brewing Co.PortlandME
37Uinta Brewing Co.Salt Lake CityUT
38Ninkasi Brewing Co.EugeneOR
39Surly Brewing Co.MinneapolisMN
40Revolution Brewing Co.ChicagoIL
41Karl Strauss Brewing Co.San DiegoCA
42Bear Republic Brewing Co.CloverdaleCA
43Green Flash Brewing Co.San DiegoCA
44Left Hand Brewing Co.LongmontCO
45Three Floyds Brewing Co.MunsterIN
46Saint Arnold Brewing Co.HoustonTX
47Lost Coast BreweryEurekaCA
48North Coast Brewing Co. Inc.Fort BraggCA
49Wachusett Brewing Co.WestminsterMA
50Avery Brewing Co.BoulderCO

Top 50 U.S. Overall Brewing Companies

(Based on 2017 beer sales volume)

RankBrewing companyCityState
1Anheuser-Busch Inc.St. LouisMO
2MillerCoorsChicagoIL
3Constellation BrandsChicagoIL
4Heineken USAWhite PlainsNY
5Pabst Brewing Co.Los AngelesCA
6D. G. Yuengling and Son Inc.PottsvillePA
7North American BreweriesRochesterNY
8DiageoNorwalkCT
9Boston Beer Co.BostonMA
10Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.ChicoCA
11New Belgium Brewing Co.Fort CollinsCO
12Craft Brew AlliancePortlandOR
13Duvel Moortgat USAPaso Robles/Kansas City/CooperstownCA/MO/NY
14GambrinusSan AntonioTX
15Founders Brewing Co.Grand RapidsMI
16Bell's Brewery Inc.ComstockMI
17Sapporo USALa CrosseWI
18Stone Brewing Co.EscondidoCA
19CANarchyLongmont/Tampa/Salt Lake City/Comstock ParkCO/FL/UT/MI
20Deschutes BreweryBendOR
21Brooklyn BreweryBrooklynNY
22Dogfish Head Craft BreweryMiltonDE
23Minhas Craft BreweryMonroeWI
24Artisanal Brewing VenturesDownington/LakewoodPA/NY
25SweetWater Brewing Co.AtlantaGA
26New Glarus Brewing Co.New GlarusWI
27Matt Brewing Co.UticaNY
28Harpoon BreweryBostonMA
29Alaskan Brewing Co.JuneauAK
30Great Lakes Brewing Co.ClevelandOH
31Abita Brewing Co.Abita SpringsLA
32Odell Brewing Co.Fort CollinsCO
33Stevens Point Brewery Co.Stevens PointWI
34August Schell Brewing Co.New UlmMN
35Summit Brewing Co.St. PaulMN
3621st Amendment BreweryBay AreaCA
37Shipyard Brewing Co.PortlandME
38Flying Dog BreweryFrederickMD
39Full Sail Brewing Co.Hood RiverOR
40Troegs Brewing Co.HersheyPA
41Long Trail Brewing Co.Bridgewater CornersVT
42Rogue Ales BreweryNewportOR
43Rhinegeist BreweryCincinnatiOH
44Narragansett Brewing Co.ProvidenceRI
45Gordon Biersch Brewing Co.San JoseCA
46Allagash Brewing Co.PortlandME
47Uinta Brewing Co.Salt Lake CityUT
48Ninkasi Brewing Co.EugeneOR
49Surly Brewing Co.MinneapolisMN
50Revolution Brewing Co.ChicagoIL

Source: Brewers Association

A comprehensive State of the Industry report will be delivered during the 2018 Craft Brewers Conference, April 30-May 3, 2018, in Nashville.

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