The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers—has released its annual lists of the top 50 producing craft brewing companies and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 40 were small and independent craft brewing companies.1
“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.
|1||D. G. Yuengling & Son, Inc||Pottsville||PA|
|2||Boston Beer Co||Boston||MA|
|3||Sierra Nevada Brewing Co||Chico||CA|
|4||New Belgium Brewing Co||Fort Collins||CO|
|5||Duvel Moortgat||Paso Robles/Kansas City/Cooperstown||CA/MO/NY|
|7||Bell’s Brewery, Inc||Comstock||MI|
|8||Stone Brewing Co||Escondido||CA|
|9||CANarchy||Longmont/Tampa/Salt Lake City/Comstock Park||CO/FL/UT/MI|
A comprehensive State of the Industry report will be delivered during the 2018 Craft Brewers Conference, held from April 30 – May 3, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. The association’s full 2017 industry analysis, which shows regional trends and sales by individual breweries, will be published in the May/June issue of The New Brewer, available in May 2018.
The Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents 4,000-plus U.S. breweries. The BA’s independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers. The BA organizes events including the World Beer CupSM, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®, SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, Homebrew Con, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® magazine, and Brewers Publications™ is the leading publisher of brewing literature in the U.S.