Apr 14, 2009

Top Breweries of 2008

The Brewers Association released their list of the top 50 breweries (based on sales) in the US yesterday afternoon:

  1. Anheuser-Busch InBev (St. Louis, MO)
  2. MillerCoors Brewing Co. (Chicago, IL)
  3. Pabst Brewing Co. (Woodridge, IL)
  4. Boston Beer Co. (Boston, MA)
  5. D. G. Yuengling and Son Inc. (Pottsville, PA)
  6. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Chico, CA)
  7. Craft Brewers Alliance, Inc. (Woodinville, WA)
  8. New Belgium Brewing Co. (Fort Collins, CO)
  9. High Falls Brewing Co. (Rochester, NY)
  10. Spoetzl Brewery (Shiner, TX)
  11. Pyramid Breweries Inc. (Seattle, WA)
  12. Deschutes Brewery (Bend, OR)
  13. Iron City Brewing Co. (Pittsburgh, PA)
  14. Minhas Craft Brewery (Monroe, WI)
  15. Matt Brewing Co. (Utica, NY)
  16. Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, MO)
  17. Full Sail Brewing Co. (Hood River, OR)
  18. Magic Hat Brewing Co. (Burlington, VT)
  19. Alaskan Brewing Co. (Juneau, AK)
  20. Harpoon Brewery (Boston, MA)
  21. Bell’s Brewery, Inc. (Galesburg, MI)
  22. Goose Island Beer Co. (Chicago, IL)
  23. Kona Brewery LLC (Kailua-Kona, HI)
  24. Anchor Brewing Co. (San Francisco, CA)
  25. August Schell Brewing Co. (New Ulm, MN)
  26. Shipyard Brewing (Portland, ME)
  27. Summit Brewing Co. (Saint Paul, MN)
  28. Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA)
  29. Mendocino Brewing Co. (Ukiah, CA)
  30. Abita Brewing Co., L.L.C. (Abita Springs, LA)
  31. The Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn, NY)
  32. New Glarus Brewing Co. (New Glarus, WI)
  33. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, DE)
  34. Long Trail Brewing Co. (Bridgewater Corners, VT)
  35. Gordon Biersch Brewing Co. (San Jose, CA)
  36. Rogue Ales/Oregon Brewing Co. (Newport, OR)
  37. Great Lakes Brewing Co. (Cleveland, OH)
  38. The Lagunitas Brewing Co. (Petaluma, CA)
  39. Firestone Walker Brewing Co. (Paso Robles, CA)
  40. SweetWater Brewing Co. (Atlanta, GA)
  41. Flying Dog Brewing Co. (Frederick, MD)
  42. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery (Huntington Beach, CA)
  43. Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurants (Louisville, CO)
  44. BridgePort Brewing Co. (Portland, OR)
  45. Odell Brewing Co. (Fort Collins, CO)
  46. Victory Brewing Co. (Downingtown, PA)
  47. Straub Brewery (Saint Marys, PA)
  48. Cold Spring Brewing Co. (Cold Spring, MN)
  49. Mac and Jack’s Brewery (Redmond, WA)
  50. Big Sky Brewing Co. (Missoula, MT)

Jay Brooks has an annotated view of the list showing the breweries positions the year before for comparison.