Top 50 Brewers of 2009 by Sales Volume

Yesterday the Brewers Association (the not-for-profit trade group that is responsible for tabulating production statistics for U.S. breweries) releasedthe top 50 Craft Breweries as well as Top 50 Breweries (regardless of classification) in terms of total volume of beer sold. The top 50 list of all Breweries is still 76% craft breweries!

I would like to see what the statistics look like covering the entire globe, however this is a very exciting statistic; the U.S. right now is at the forefront of creativity and new appreciation for real beer. Across the Sea Europe’s beer culture did not supper the downgrade in culture that our’s did during prohibition, and they are able to live off much greater history than we are.

Nonetheless, North America is beginning to challenge the oldest breweries for craft supremacy, and most importantly, Americans and Canadians alike are starting to see the real side of beer. Below is a list of the top 10 from each category. For the full list visit the Brewers Association.

Top 10 Craft Brewers:

  1. Boston Beer Co.
  2. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
  3. New Belgium Brewing Co.
  4. Spoetzl Brewery
  5. Pyramid Breweries Inc.
  6. Deschutes Brewery
  7. Matt Brewing Co.
  8. Magic Hat Brewing Co.
  9. Boulevard Brewing Co.
  10. Harpoon Brewery

Top 10 Overall Brewers:

  1. Anheuser-Busch InBev
  2. MillerCoors Brewing Co.
  3. Pabst Brewing Co.
  4. D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc.
  5. Boston Beer Co.
  6. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
  7. New Belgium Brewing Co.
  8. Craft Brewers Alliance, Inc.
  9. Spoetzl Brewery
  10. High Falls Brewing Co.

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