i am a craft brewer

 

What is a Craft Brewery?

Craft Brewer Definition

An American craft brewer is small, independent, and traditional.

Small: Annual production of beer less than 2 million barrels. Beer production is attributed to a brewer according to the rules of alternating proprietorships. Flavored malt beverages are not considered beer for purposes of this definition.

Independent: Less than 25% of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by an alcoholic beverage industry member who is not themselves a craft brewer.

Traditional: A brewer who has either an all malt flagship (the beer which represents the greatest volume among that brewers brands) or has at least 50% of itís volume in either all malt beers or in beers which use adjuncts to enhance rather than lighten flavor.

 

FTop 50 Craft Brewers in the United States
 

1

Boston Beer Co.

Boston

MA

2

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Chico

CA

3

New Belgium Brewing Co.

Fort Collins

CO

4

Spoetzl Brewery

Shiner

TX

5

Pyramid Breweries Inc.

Seattle

WA

6

Deschutes Brewery

Bend

OR

7

Matt Brewing Co.

Utica

NY

8

Boulevard Brewing Co.

Kansas City

MO

9

Full Sail Brewing Co.

Hood River

OR

10

Magic Hat Brewing Co.

Burlington

VT

11

Alaskan Brewing Co.

Juneau

AK

12

Harpoon Brewery

Boston

MA

13

Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Galesburg

MI

14

Kona Brewing Co.

Kailua-Kona

HI

15

Anchor Brewing Co.

San Francisco

CA

16

Shipyard Brewing Co.

Portland

ME

17

Summit Brewing Co.

Saint Paul

MN

18

Stone Brewing Co.

Escondido

CA

19

Abita Brewing Co.

Abita Springs

LA

20

The Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn

NY

21

New Glarus Brewing Co.

New Glarus

WI

22

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Milton

DE

23

Long Trail Brewing Co.

Bridgewater Corners

VT

24

Gordon Biersch Brewing Co.

San Jose

CA

25

Rogue Ales/Oregon Brewing Co.

Newport

OR

26

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Cleveland

OH

27

The Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Petaluma

CA

28

Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Paso Robles

CA

29

SweetWater Brewing Co.

Atlanta

GA

30

Flying Dog Brewing Co.

Frederick

MD

31

BJ's Restaurant & Brewery

Huntington Beach

CA

32

Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurants

Louisville

CO

33

BridgePort Brewing Co.

Portland

OR

34

Odell Brewing Co.

Fort Collins

CO

35

Victory Brewing Co.

Downingtown

PA

36

Mac and Jack's Brewery

Redmond

WA

37

Big Sky Brewing Co.

Missoula

MT

38

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants

Chattanooga

TN

39

Karl Strauss Brewing Co.

San Diego

CA

40

Breckenridge Brewery

Denver

CO

41

Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

Eureka

CA

42

Otter Creek Brewing Co.

Middlebury

VT

43

Utah Brewers Cooperative

Salt Lake City

UT

44

North Coast Brewing Co.

Fort Bragg

CA

45

Blue Point Brewing Co.

Patchogue

NY

46

Boulder Beer Co.

Boulder

CO

47

Pete's Brewing Co.

San Antonio

TX

48

McMenamins Breweries

Portland

OR

49

Anderson Valley Brewing Co.

Boonville

CA

50

The Saint Louis Brewery, Inc.

St Louis

MO