Top 50 craft breweries in America


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Eats_BeerInIceBucketA refreshing craft brew can make for the perfect end to the day — and it could benefit your health, too. Moderate beer intake — one to two 12-ounce glasses per day for men and one 12-ounce glass for women — offers a glassful of nutrients, can aid in the prevention of bone loss and can reduce the risk of heart attack in men.

New data from the Brewers Association — a nonprofit trade group that tabulates production statistics for the U.S. brewing industry — shows that Americans are increasingly choosing to fill their glasses with craft brews, with small and independent craft brewing companies representing 39 of the top 50 overall brewers.

“In 2012, craft surpassed 6% of the total U.S. beer market, with volume and dollar sales reaching record levels,” said Paul Gatza, director of the Brewers Association, in a press release. “Increasingly, beer lovers are turning to craft brewed beer from small and independent producers to satisfy their thirst for bold, innovative and flavor-forward beers.”

The top 50 U.S. craft brewing companies, based on 2012 beer sales:

  1. Boston Beer (unsurprisingly — they produce Sam Adams)
  2. Sierra Nevada Brewing
  3. New Belgium Brewing
  4. The Gambrinus Co.
  5. Deschutes Brewery
  6. Lagunitas Brewing
  7. Bell’s Brewery
  8. Matt Brewing
  9. Harpoon Brewery
  10. Stone Brewing
  11. Brooklyn Brewery
  12. Boulevard Brewing
  13. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
  14. Abita Brewing
  15. Shipyard Brewing
  16. Alaskan Brewing
  17. New Glarus Brewing
  18. Long Trail Brewing
  19. Great Lakes Brewing
  20. Firestone Walker Brewing
  21. Anchor Brewing
  22. Rogue Ales
  23. Summit Brewing
  24. Full Sail Brewing
  25. SweetWater Brewing
  26. Victory Brewing
  27. Oskar Blues Brewery
  28. Cold Spring Brewing/Third Street Brewhouse
  29. Flying Dog Brewery
  30. Founders Brewing
  31. Ninkasi Brewing
  32. CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries
  33. Odell Brewing
  34. Bear republic Brewing
  35. Stevens Point Brewery
  36. Blue Point Brewing
  37. Southern Tier Brewing
  38. Lost Coast Brewery and Café
  39. Karl Strauss Brewing
  40. BJ’s Chicago Pizza & Brewery
  41. Breckenridge Brewery
  42. North Coast Brewing
  43. Left Hand Brewing
  44. St. Louis Brewery
  45. Saint Arnold Brewing
  46. Ballast Point Brewing
  47. Big Sky Brewing
  48. Allagash Brewing
  49. Uinta Brewing
  50. Troegs Brewing


For the top 50 overall U.S. brewing companies, click here.

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