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 U.S., based on beer sales volume.  Despite the current pandemic, this year is no different.  Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 40 were small and independent craft brewing companies.

Although 2020 will be a markedly different year from 2019 for the American craft brewing market, these companies are well positioned to help the craft category weather the current market 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

Rank Brewery Name City State
1 D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc Pottsville PA
2 Boston Beer Co Boston MA
3 Sierra Nevada Brewing Co Chico CA
4 New Belgium Brewing Co Fort Collins, San Francisco CO, CA
5 Duvel Moortgat Paso Robles, Kansas City, Cooperstown CA, MO, NY
6 Gambrinus Berkeley, Portland, Shiner CA, OR, TX
7 Bell’s Brewery Inc. Comstock MI
8 CANarchy Longmont, Tampa, Salt Lake City, Comstock, Inglewood, Dallas CO, FL, UT, MI, CA, TX
9 Stone Brewing Escondido CA
10 Artisanal Brewing Ventures Downingtown, Lakewood, Brooklyn PA, NY, NY
11 Deschutes Brewery Bend OR
12 Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn NY
13 Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Milton DE
14 SweetWater Brewing Co Atlanta GA
15 New Glarus Brewing Co New Glarus WI
16 Matt Brewing Co Utica NY
17 Harpoon Brewery Boston MA
18 Minhas Craft Brewery Monroe WI
19 Odell Brewing Co Fort Collins CO
20 Stevens Point Brewery Stevens Point WI
21 Summit Brewing Co Saint Paul MN
22 Alaskan Brewing Co Juneau AK
23 Great Lakes Brewing Co Cleveland OH
24 Abita Brewing Co Covington LA
25 August Schell Brewing Co New Ulm MN
26 Rhinegeist Brewery Cincinnati OH
27 Troegs Brewing Co Hershey PA
28 Allagash Brewing Co Portland ME
29 21st Amendment Brewery Bay Area CA
30 Narragansett Brewing Co Pawtucket RI
31 Three Floyds Brewing Co Munster IN
32 Gordon Biersch Brewing Co San Jose CA
33 Georgetown Brewing Co Seattle WA
34 Surly Brewing Company Minneapolis MN
35 Flying Dog Brewery Frederick MD
36 Rogue Ales Brewery Newport OR
37 Long Trail Brewing Co Bridgewater Corners VT
38 Ninkasi Brewing Co Eugene OR
39 Karl Strauss Brewing Co San Diego CA
40 Revolution Brewing Chicago IL
41 Lost Coast Brewery Eureka CA
42 Shipyard Brewing Co Portland ME
43 Wachusett Brewing Co Westminster MA
44 Modern Times Beer San Diego CA
45 Saint Arnold Brewing Co Houston TX
46 Full Sail Brewing Co Hood River OR
47 Two Roads Brewing Co Stratford CT
48 Left Hand Brewing Company Longmont CO
49 Bear Republic Brewing Co Cloverdale CA
50 North Coast Brewing Co Inc Fort Bragg CA