The Top 50 Breweries of 2011

By March 5, 2021No Comments

(Boulder, CO) – The Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade group that tabulates production statistics for U.S. breweries—today released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on 2011 beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 36 are small and independent¹ craft brewing companies¹,².

“In the last 15 years, craft brewing has gone from one percent of the overall beer market to almost six percent in 2011,” said Paul Gatza, director of the Brewers Association. “We attribute a large part of that growth to the many talented brewers who are providing beer lovers with more beer style and flavor choices than ever before.”

Top 50 Craft Brewing Companies 
(Based on 2011 beer sales volume)

 RankBrewing CompanyCityState
1Boston Beer Co.BostonMA
2Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.ChicoCA
3New Belgium Brewing Co.Fort CollinsCO
4The Gambrinus CompanySan AntonioTX
5Deschutes BreweryBendOR
6Matt Brewing Co.UticaNY
7Bell’s Brewery, Inc.GalesburgMI
8Harpoon BreweryBostonMA
9Lagunitas Brewing Co.PetalumaCA
10Boulevard Brewing Co.Kansas CityMO
11Stone Brewing CompanyEscondidoCA
12Dogfish Head Craft BreweryMiltonDE
13Brooklyn BreweryBrooklynNY
14Alaskan Brewing & Bottling Co.JuneauAK
15Long Trail Brewing Co.BurlingtonVT
16Shipyard Brewing Co.PortlandME
17Abita Brewing Co.Abita SpringsLA
18Great Lakes Brewing Co.ClevelandOH
19New Glarus Brewing Co.New GlarusWI
20Full Sail Brewing Co.Hood RiverOR
21Summit Brewing Co.St. PaulMN
22Anchor Brewing Co.San FranciscoCA
23Firestone Walker Brewing Co.Paso RoblesCA
24Sweetwater Brewing Co.AtlantaGA
25Rogue AlesNewportOR
26Flying Dog BreweryFrederickMD
27Victory Brewing Co.DowningtownPA
28CraftWorks Breweries & RestaurantsChattanooga/LouisvilleTN/CO
29Oskar Blues BreweryLongmontCO
30Odell Brewing Co.Fort CollinsCO
31Stevens Point Brewery Co.Stevens PointWI
32Ninkasi Brewing Co.EugeneOR
33BJ’s Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc.Huntington BeachCA
34Blue Point Brewing Co.PatchogueNY
35Bear Republic Brewing Co.CloverdaleCA
36Lost Coast Brewery CafeEurekaCA
37Big Sky Brewing Co.MissoulaMT
38North Coast Brewing Co. Inc.Fort BraggCA
39Saint Louis Brewery, Inc./Schlafly BottleworksSt. LouisMO
40Gordon Biersch Brewing Co.San JoseCA
41Breckenridge BreweryDenverCO
42Founders Brewing Co.Grand RapidsMI
43Saint Arnold Brewing Co.HoustonTX
44Karl Strauss Brewing Co.San DiegoCA
45Real Ale Brewing Co.BlancoTX
46Mac and Jack’s Brewery Inc.RedmondWA
47Smuttynose Brewing Co.PortsmouthNH
48Utah Brewers CooperativeSalt Lake CityUT
49Left Hand Brewing Co.LongmontCO
t.50Anderson Valley Brewing Co.BoonvilleCA
t.50Four Peaks Brewing Co.TempeAZ

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