06-Apr-2021 - Brewers Association

Top 50 Brewing Companies by Sales Volume for 2020

The Brewers AssociationOpens in new window—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent Opens in new windowAmerican brewers—today released its annual list 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  

“The COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed where Americans purchased alcohol in 2020. Breweries who had established packaging and distribution capacity were best positioned to take advantage of the boom in off-premise sales and weather market uncertainty,” said Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Association. “These businesses also saw variation in performance based on geography and business model, with different parts of the country seeing very different beer trends, and draught-heavy breweries suffering.”

Top 50 Craft Brewing Companies

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

Top 50 Overall Brewing Companies

RankCompanyCityState
1 Anheuser-Busch Inc (a) St. Louis MO
2 MolsonCoors (b) Chicago IL
3 Constellation (c) Chicago IL
4 Heineken USA (d) White Plains NY
5 Pabst Brewing Co (e) Los Angeles CA
6 Diageo (f) Norwalk CT
7 D. G. Yuengling and Son Inc Pottsville PA
8 FIFCO USA (g) Rochester NY
9 Boston Beer Co (h) Boston, Milton MA, DE
10 Sierra Nevada Brewing Co Chico CA
11 New Belgium Brewing Co / Kirin (i) Fort Collins, San Francisco CO, CA
12 Founders Brewing / Mahou San Miguel (j) Grand Rapids, Boulder MI, CO
13 Duvel Moortgat (k) Paso Robles, Kansas City, Cooperstown CA, MO, NY
14 Gambrinus (l) Berkeley, Shiner CA, TX
15 CANarchy (m) Longmont, Tampa, Salt Lake City, Comstock, Inglewood, Dallas CO, FL, UT, MI, CA, TX
16 Bell's Brewery, Inc (n) Comstock MI
17 Artisanal Brewing Ventures (o) Downingtown, Lakewood, Brooklyn PA, NY, NY
18 Stone Brewing Escondido CA
19 Deschutes Brewery Bend OR
20 SweetWater Brewing Co Atlanta GA
21 New Glarus Brewing Co New Glarus WI
22 Matt Brewing Co (p) Utica NY
23 Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn NY
24 Harpoon Brewery Boston MA
25 Stevens Point Brewery (q) Stevens Point WI
26 Odell Brewing Co Fort Collins CO
27 Minhas Craft Brewery (r) Monroe WI
28 Abita Brewing Co Covington LA
29 Troegs Brewing Co Hershey PA
30 Summit Brewing Co Saint Paul MN
31 Great Lakes Brewing Co Cleveland OH
32 August Schell Brewing Co (s) New Ulm MN
33 Three Floyds Brewing Co Munster IN
34 Rhinegeist Brewery Cincinnati OH
35 Alaskan Brewing Co. Juneau AK
36 Gordon Biersch Brewing Co San Jose CA
37 Georgetown Brewing Co Seattle WA
38 Allagash Brewing Company Portland ME
39 Kings & Convicts Brewing/Ballast Point Pleasant Prairie, San Diego WI, CA
40 Long Trail Brewing Co Bridgewater Corners VT
41 Narragansett Brewing Co Pawtucket RI
42 Ninkasi Brewing Co Eugene OR
43 21st Amendment Brewery Bay Area CA
44 Flying Dog Brewery Frederick MD
45 Surly Brewing Company Minneapolis MN
46 Rogue Ales Brewery Newport OR
47 Lost Coast Brewery Eureka CA
48 Anchor Brewing Co / Sapporo USA (t) Tarrytown, San Francisco NY, CA
49 Revolution Brewing Chicago IL
50 Modern Times Beer San Diego CA

1 Figure based on companies that met the craft brewer definition for all or part of 2020. An American craft brewer is a small and independent brewer. Small: annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less (approximately 3 percent of U.S. annual sales). Beer production is attributed to the rules of alternating proprietorships. Independent: less than 25 percent of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by an alcoholic beverage industry member that is not itself a craft brewer. Brewer: has a TTB brewer’s notice and makes beer.

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