Top 50 Breweries in America

The Brewers Association, which represents the majority of brewing companies in the U.S., announced its annual list of the top 50 brewers and craft brewers based on 2008 sales volume.  As expected, Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors came in 1-2.  Boston Beer Co., brewer of Sam Adams, placed 4th overall, and first among craft brewers.

The top ten brewers are as follows:

  1. Anheuser-Busch InBev — St Louis, MO
  2. MillerCoors — Chicago, IL
  3. Pabst Brewing — Woodridge, IL
  4. Boston Beer Co. — Boston, MA
  5. D. G. Yuengling and Son — Pottsville, PA
  6. Sierra Nevada Brewing — Chico, CA
  7. Craft Brewers Alliance (Widmer/Redhook) — Portland, OR
  8. New Belgium Brewing — Fort Collins, CO
  9. High Falls Brewing — Rochester, NY
  10. Spoetzl Brewery — Shiner, TX

The top 10 craft brewers:

  1. Boston Beer Co. — Boston, MA
  2. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. — Chico, CA
  3. New Belgium Brewing Co. — Fort Collins, CO
  4. Spoetzel Brewing — Shiner, TX
  5. Pyramid Breweries Inc. — Seattle, WA
  6. Deschutes Brewery — Bend, OR
  7. Matt Brewing Co. — Utica, NY
  8. Boulevard Brewing Co. — Kansas City, MO
  9. Full Sail Brewing Co. — Hood River, OR
  10. Magic Hat Brewing Co. — Burlington, VT

Click here for the full list.

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