29 May 2014 - Best Beer HQ

The top 50 US breweries of 2013 (by sales)

The top 50 US breweries of 2013

The most popular beers in America but not necessarily the best…

Because bigger doesn’t mean better and life is too short to drink bad beer, you should only read this list of the top 50 breweries in the United States of America (based on total beer sales in 2013) if you’re interested in the general beer brewing sector. Do not use this as an indicator of beer quality.

It’s pleasing to see more than a few craft breweries make the list. Also check out the top craft breweries in America by sales last year.

According to the Brewers Association, the top-selling breweries in the US for 2013 were:

1. Anheuser-Busch Inc. (St Louis)

2. MillerCoors (Chicago)

3. Pabst Brewing Co. (Los Angeles)

4. DG Yuengling and Son Inc. (Pottsville)

5. Boston Beer Co. (Boston – also the top-ranked craft brewery)

6. North American Breweries (Rochester)

7. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Chico)

8. New Belgium Brewing Co. (Fort Collins)

9. Craft Brew Alliance (Portland)

10. Gambrinus (San Antonio)

11. Lagunitas Brewing Co. (Petaluma)

12. Deschutes Brewery (Bend)

13. Bell’s Brewery (Galesburg)

14. Duvel Moortgat USA (Kansas City and Cooperstown)

15. Minhas Craft Brewery (Monroe)

16. Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn)

17. Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido)

18. Matt Brewing Co. (Utica)

19. Harpoon Brewery (Boston)

20. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton)

21. Shipyard Brewing (Portland)

22. Abita Brewing Co. (Abita Springs)

23. Firestone Walker Brewing Company (Paso Robles)

24. Alaskan Brewing Co (Juneau)

25. New Glarus Brewing Co. (New Glarus)

26. Sweet Water Brewing Co. (Atlanta)

27. Great Lakes Brewing (Cleveland)

28. August Schell Brewing (New Ulm)

29. Anchor Brewing Company (San Francisco)

30. World Brews/Winery Exchange (Novato)

31. Long Tail Brewing (Bridgewater Corners)

32. Summit Brewing (St Paul)

33. Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont)

34. Full Sail (Hood River)

35. Founders Brewing (Grand Rapids)

36. Rogue Ales (Newport)

37. Victory Brewing (Downington)

38. Ballast Point (San Diego)

39. Ninkasi Brewing Co (Eugene)

40. Southern Tier Brewing Company (Lakewood)

41. Mendocino Brewing (Ukiah)

42. Cold Spring Brewing/Third Street Brewhouse (Cold Spring)

43. Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick)

44. Odell Brewing Co. (Fort Collins)

45. Stevens Point Brewery (Stevens Point)

46. Bear Republic (Cloverdale)

47. Pittsburgh Brewing (Pittsburgh)

48. Lost Coast Brewery and Café (Eureka)

49. Narragansett Brewing (Providence)

50. Left Hand Brewing Company (Longmont)

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