Brewers Association announces Top 50 Breweries of 2013 (By Sales Volume)

Brewers Association 2013 Top 50 Breweries Full

Press Release: 

Updated at 3/31 5pm EST to reflect the following corrections from the Brewers Association:

Brooklyn Brewery (originally 1, corrected 2)
Stone Brewing Co. (originally -2, corrected 0)
Matt Brewing Co. (originally -2, corrected -3)
Harpoon Brewery (originally 1, corrected -3)
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (originally -1, corrected 0)

(Boulder, CO) – The Brewers Association—the trade association representing small and independent American craft brewers—today released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume and the craft brewer definition in 2013¹. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 38 were small and independent craft brewing companies.

“In 2013, craft breweries reached new all-time highs in production volume and dollar sales,” said Bart Watson, staff economist, Brewers Association. “Beer lovers continue to demand high-quality, fuller-flavored and local beers from small and independent craft breweries.”

Top 50 Craft Brewing Companies

(Based on 2013 beer sales volume)

 

Rank Brewing Company City State Rank Change
1 Boston Beer Co. Boston MA 0
2 Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Chico CA 0
3 New Belgium Brewing Co. Fort Collins CO 0
4 Gambrinus San Antonio TX 0
5 Lagunitas Brewing Co. Petaluma CA 1
6 Deschutes Brewery Bend OR -1
7 Bell’s Brewery, Inc. Galesburg MI 0
8 Duvel Moortgat USA Kansas City & Cooperstown MO/NY N/A
9 Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn NY 2
10 Stone Brewing Co. Escondido CA 0
11 Matt Brewing Co. Utica NY -3
12 Harpoon Brewery Boston MA -3
13 Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Milton DE 0
14 Shipyard Brewing Co. Portland ME 1
15 Abita Brewing Co. Abita Springs LA -1
16 Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Paso Robles CA 4
17 Alaskan Brewing Co. Juneau AK -1
18 New Glarus Brewing Co. New Glarus WI -1
19 SweetWater Brewing Co. Atlanta GA 5
20 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Cleveland OH -1
21 Anchor Brewing Co. San Francisco CA 0
22 Long Trail Brewing Co. Bridgewater Corners VT -4
23 Summit Brewing Co. St. Paul MN 0
24 Oskar Blues Brewery Longmont CO 3
25 Full Sail Brewing Co. Hood River OR -1
26 Founders Brewing Co. Grand Rapids MI 4
27 Rogue Ales Newport OR -5
28 Victory Brewing Co. Downingtown PA -2
29 Ballast Point Brewing Co. San Diego CA 17
30 Ninkasi Brewing Co. Eugene OR 1
31 Southern Tier Brewing Co. Lakewood NY 6
32 Cold Spring Brewing Co./Third Street Brewhouse Cold Spring MN -4
33 Flying Dog Brewery Frederick MD -4
34 Odell Brewing Co. Fort Collins CO -1
35 Stevens Point Brewery Co. Stevens Point WI 0
36 Bear Republic Brewing Co. Cloverdale CA -2
37 Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe Eureka CA 1
38 Left Hand Brewing Co. Longmont CO 5
39 CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc. Chattanooga & Louisville TN/CO -7
40 Breckenridge Brewery Denver CO 1
41 Karl Strauss Brewing Co. San Diego CA -2
42 Blue Point Brewing Co. Patchogue NY -6
43 Sixpoint Brewery Brooklyn NY New
44 BJ’s Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. Huntington Beach CA -4
45 North Coast Brewing Co. Inc. Fort Bragg CA -3
46 Uinta Brewing Co. Salt Lake City UT 3
47 Allagash Brewing Co. Portland ME 1
48 Saint Arnold Brewing Co. Houston TX -3
49 Gordon Biersch Brewing Co. San Jose CA New
50 21st Amendment Brewery San Francisco CA New

Top 50 Overall Brewing Companies2

(Based on 2013 beer sales volume)

Rank Brewing Company City State Rank Change
1 Anheuser-Busch Inc. (a) St. Louis MO 0
2 MillerCoors (b) Chicago IL 0
3 Pabst Brewing Co. (c) Los Angeles CA 0
4 D. G. Yuengling and Son Inc. Pottsville PA 0
5 Boston Beer Co. (d) Boston MA 0
6 North American Breweries (e) Rochester NY 0
7 Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Chico CA 0
8 New Belgium Brewing Co. Fort Collins CO 0
9 Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. (f) Portland OR 0
10 Gambrinus (g) San Antonio TX 0
11 Lagunitas Brewing Co. Petaluma CA 2
12 Deschutes Brewery Bend OR 0
13 Bell’s Brewery, Inc. Galesburg MI 1
14 Duvel Moortgat USA (h) Kansas City & Cooperstown MO/NY NA
15 Minhas Craft Brewery (i) Monroe WI -4
16 Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn NY 2
17 Stone Brewing Co. Escondido CA 0
18 Matt Brewing Co. (j) Utica NY -3
19 Harpoon Brewery Boston MA -3
20 Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Milton DE 0
21 Shipyard Brewing Co. (k) Portland ME 2
22 Abita Brewing Co. Abita Springs LA -1
23 Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Paso Robles CA 6
24 Alaskan Brewing Co. Juneau AK 0
25 New Glarus Brewing Co. New Glarus WI 1
26 SweetWater Brewing Co. Atlanta GA 7
27 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Cleveland OH 1
28 August Schell Brewing Co. (l) New Ulm MN -3
29 Anchor Brewing Co. San Francisco CA 1
30 World Brews/Winery Exchange (m) Novato CA -8
31 Long Trail Brewing Co. (n) Bridgewater Corners VT -4
32 Summit Brewing Co. St. Paul MN 0
33 Oskar Blues Brewery Longmont CO 3
34 Full Sail Brewing Co. Hood River OR -1
35 Founders Brewing Co. Grand Rapids MI 6
36 Rogue Ales Newport OR -5
37 Victory Brewing Co. Downingtown PA -2
38 Ballast Point Brewing Co. San Diego CA New
39 Ninkasi Brewing Co. Eugene OR 3
40 Southern Tier Brewing Co. Lakewood NY 8
41 Mendocino Brewing Co. (o) Ukiah CA -3
42 Cold Spring Brewing Co./Third Street Brewhouse (p) Cold Spring MN -3
43 Flying Dog Brewery Frederick MD -3
44 Odell Brewing Co. Fort Collins CO 0
45 Stevens Point Brewery Co. (q) Stevens Point WI 1
46 Bear Republic Brewing Co. Cloverdale CA -1
47 Pittsburgh Brewing Co. (r) Pittsburgh PA -10
48 Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe Eureka CA 1
49 Narragansett Brewing Co. Providence RI New
50 Left Hand Brewing Co. Longmont CO New

 
Top 50 U.S. Overall Brewing Companies notes: (a) includes Bass, Beck’s, Bud Light, Budweiser, Busch, Goose Island, Landshark, Michelob, Rolling Rock, Shock Top and Wild Series brands. Does not include partially owned Coastal, Craft Brew Alliance, Fordham, Kona, Old Dominion, Omission, Red Hook and Widmer Brothers brands; (b) includes A.C. Golden, Batch 19, Blue Moon, Colorado Native, Coors, Keystone, Killian’s, Leinenkugel’s, Miller and Tenth & Blake brands; (c) includes Pabst, Schlitz and 28 other brand families; (d) includes Alchemy & Science and Sam Adams brands; (e) includes Dundee, Genesee, Labatt Lime, Magic Hat and Pyramid brands; (f) includes Kona, Omission, Red Hook and Widmer Brothers brands; (g) includes BridgePort, Shiner and Trumer brands; (h) includes Boulevard and Ommegang brands; (i) includes Mountain Crest and 10 other brand families; (j) includes Flying Bison, Saranac and Utica Club brands; (k) includes Casco Bay, Sea Dog and Shipyard brands; (l) includes Grain Belt and Schell’s brands; (m) private label brands, primarily for grocery store chains; (n) includes Long Trail, Otter Creek, The Shed and Wolaver’s brands; (o) includes Butte Creek, Kingfisher, Mendocino and Olde Saratoga brands; (p) includes Cold Spring and John Henry brands; (q) includes James Page, Point and Whole Hog brands; (r) includes Iron City and 17 other brand families.

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3 thoughts on “Brewers Association announces Top 50 Breweries of 2013 (By Sales Volume)

  1. Typical American metrics! Who cares about volume ranking; is this supposed to mean something to consumers? Volume has nothing to do with quality. Example: McDonalds makes the most Hamburgers in the US…

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