Posted August 14, 2013 by Crafted Pours in Blog Posts

Biggest Craft Breweries in America

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The Top 50 Craft Breweries in America based on 2012 sales volume, according to data gathered by the Brewers Association.

Craft brewery sales surpassed 6% of total beer sales in 2012, with about 2.500 active breweries. The top brewery, Boston Beer Co., which produces the Sam Adams line of beer produced close to 2M barrels, with Sierra Nevada following at about 700K barrels, and New Belgium in third with about 600K barrels. Bell’s Brewery, at #7, produced about 300K barrels. Odell, at #33 sold about 70K barrels, which puts #1 Boston Beer at about 28x their size.

1 Boston Beer Co. Boston MA
2 Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Chico CA
3 New Belgium Brewing Co. Fort Collins CO
4 The Gambrinus Co. San Antonio TX
5 Deschutes Brewery Bend OR
6 Lagunitas Brewing Co. Petaluma CA
7 Bell’s Brewery, Inc. Galesburg MI
8 Matt Brewing Co. Utica NY
9 Harpoon Brewery Boston MA
10 Stone Brewing Co. Escondido CA
11 Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn NY
12 Boulevard Brewing Co. Kansas City MO
13 Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Milton DE
14 Abita Brewing Co. Abita Springs LA
15 Shipyard Brewing Co. Portland ME
16 Alaskan Brewing Co. Juneau AK
17 New Glarus Brewing Co. New Glarus WI
18 Long Trail Brewing Co. Bridgewater Corners VT
19 Great Lakes Brewing Co. Cleveland OH
20 Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Paso Robles CA
21 Anchor Brewing Co. San Francisco CA
22 Rogue Ales Newport OR
23 Summit Brewing Co. St. Paul MN
t. 24 Full Sail Brewing Co. Hood River OR
t. 24 SweetWater Brewing Co. Atlanta GA
26 Victory Brewing Co. Downingtown PA
27 Oskar Blues Brewery Longmont CO
28 Cold Spring Brewing Co./
Third Street Brewhouse
Cold Spring MN
29 Flying Dog Brewery Frederick MD
30 Founders Brewing Co. Grand Rapids MI
31 Ninkasi Brewing Co. Eugene OR
32 CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc. Chattanooga & Louisville TN/CO
33 Odell Brewing Co. Fort Collins CO
34 Bear Republic Brewing Co. Cloverdale CA
35 Stevens Point Brewery Stevens Point WI
36 Blue Point Brewing Co. Patchogue NY
37 Southern Tier Brewing Co. Lakewood NY
38 Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe Eureka CA
39 Karl Strauss Brewing Co. San Diego CA
40 BJ’s Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. Huntington Beach CA
41 Breckenridge Brewery Denver CO
42 North Coast Brewing Co. Fort Bragg CA
43 Left Hand Brewing Co. Longmont CO
44 St. Louis Brewery, Inc./
Schlafly Beers
St. Louis MO
45 Saint Arnold Brewing Co. Houston TX
46 Ballast Point Brewing Co. San Diego CA
47 Big Sky Brewing Co. Missoula MT
48 Allagash Brewing Co. Portland ME
49 Uinta Brewing Co. Salt Lake City UT
50 Tröegs Brewing Co. Hershey PA