Food & Drink

The 50 Best-Selling Breweries in America, Revealed

Published On 04/01/2015 Published On 04/01/2015
Bottle of Yuengling
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2014 was a big year for beer. It was deemed healthier than wine, it saved our economy, and then it basically died thanks to Gose. Now we have some concrete numbers on the '14 sales from the Brewers Association, which just released a ranking of the best-selling breweries in America.

The group's top 50 is based on sales volume for the year. If you predicted Anheuser-Busch for the win, congratulations, you're not an idiot. Numbers two and three shouldn't surprise anyone, either, but things get interesting once you move further down the list. Here it is, in all its sudsy glory:

1. Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
2. Miller Coors
3. Pabst Brewing Co.
4. D.G. Yuengling and Son, Inc.
5. Boston Beer Co.
6. North American Breweries
7. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
8. New Belgium Brewing Co.
9. Craft Brew Alliance
10. Gambrinus
11. Lagunitas Brewing Co.
12. Bell's Brewery, Inc.
13. Deschutes Brewery
14. Stone Brewing Co.
15. Sleeman Brewing Co.
16. Minhas Craft Brewery
17. Brooklyn Brewery
18. Duvel Moortgat USA
19. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
20. Matt Brewing Co.
21. Harpoon Brewery
22. Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
23. Founders Brewing Co.
24. SweetWater Brewing Co.
25. New Glarus Brewing Co.
26. Alaskan Brewing Co.
27. Abita Brewing Co.
28. Anchor Brewing Co.
29. Great Lakes Brewing Co.
30. Oskar Blues Brewery
31. Shipyard Brewing Co.
32. Stevens Point Brewery Co.
33. August Schell Brewing Co.
34. Summit Brewing Co.
35. Victory Brewing Co.
36. Long Trail Brewing Co
37. Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
38. Rogue Ales Brewery & Headquarters
39. Full Sail Brewing Co.
40. Odell Brewing Co.
41. Southern Tier Brewing Co.
42. Ninkasi Brewing Co.
43. World Brews/Winery Exchange
44. Flying Dog Brewery
45. Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
46. Uinta Brewing Co.
47. Bear Republic Brewing Co.
48. Left Hand Brewing Company
49. 21st Amendment Brewery Cafe
50. Allagash Brewing Co.

As the Brewers Association notes, 42 of the companies on this list were craft breweries, which is fantastic news. If you'd like to see a top 50 of just those craft dudes, BA has that as well -- and VinePair put together a map of those spots to go along with it. A lot of data to process, hopefully over a bottle from one of these overachieving breweries.

Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and thinks they're all winners. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.

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