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Top 50 Craft Breweries in the USA in 2012

Top 50 Craft Breweries in the United States by Production

The Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade group that tabulates production statistics for the U.S. brewing industry—today released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on 2012 beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 39 are small and independent craft brewing companies. “In 2012, craft surpassed six percent of the total U.S. beer market, with volume and dollar sales reaching record levels,” said Paul Gatza, director, Brewers Association. “Increasingly, beer lovers are turning to craft brewed beer from small and independent producers to satisfy their thirst for bold, innovative and flavor-forward beers.”

1. Boston Beer Company - Boston, MA
2. Sierra Nevada Brewing - Chico, CA
3. New Belgium Brewing - Fort Collins, CO
4. The Gambrinus Company - San Antonio, TX
5. Deschutes Brewery - Bend, OR
6. Lagunitas Brewing - Petaluma, CA
7. Bell's Brewery - Galesburg, MI
8. Matt Brewing - Utica, NY
9. Harpoon Brewery - Boston, MA
10. Stone Brewing - Escondido, CA
11. Brooklyn Brewery - Brooklyn, NY
12. Boulevard Brewing - Kansas City, MO
13. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery - Milton, DE
14. Abita Brewing - Abita Springs, LA
15. Shipyard Brewing - Portland, ME
16. Alaskan Brewing - Juneau, AK
17. New Glarus Brewing - New Glarus, WI
18. Long Trail Brewing - Bridgewater Corners, VT
19. Great Lakes Brewing - Cleveland, OH
20. Firestone Walker Brewing - Paso Robles, CA
21. Anchor Brewing Co. San Francisco, CA
22. Rogue Ales - Newport, OR
23. Summit Brewing - St. Paul, MN
24. Full Sail Brewing - Hood River, OR
24. SweetWater Brewing - Atlanta, GA
26. Victory Brewing - Downingtown, PA
27. Oskar Blues Brewery - Longmont, CO
28. Cold Spring Brewing - Cold Spring, MN
29. Flying Dog Brewery - Frederick, MD
30. Founders Brewing - Grand Rapids, MI
31. Ninkasi Brewing - Eugene, OR
32. CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries - Chattanooga & Louisville, TN/CO
33. Odell Brewing - Fort Collins, CO
34. Bear Republic Brewing - Cloverdale, CA
35. Stevens Point Brewery - Stevens Point, WI
36. Blue Point Brewing - Patchogue, NY
37. Southern Tier Brewing - Lakewood, NY
38. Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe - Eureka, CA
39. Karl Strauss Brewing - San Diego, CA
40. BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery - Huntington Beach, CA
41. Breckenridge Brewery - Denver, CO
42. North Coast Brewing - Fort Bragg, CA
43. Left Hand Brewing - Longmont, CO
44. St. Louis Brewery, Inc./Schlafly Beers - St. Louis, MO
45. Saint Arnold Brewing - Houston, TX
46. Ballast Point Brewing - San Diego, CA
47. Big Sky Brewing - Missoula, MT
48. Allagash Brewing - Portland, ME
49. Uinta Brewing - Salt Lake City, UT
50. Tröegs Brewing - Hershey, PA

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