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The Brewers Association just released their annual list of the Top 50 American Craft Breweries of 2019 based on sales volume…And with the coronavirus now wreaking havoc on the brewing industry, you might take some comfort in how things once were and unfortunately may never be again…

This from the “ever- positive” Bart Watson, Chief Economist, Brewers Association.

“Although 2020 will be a markedly different year than 2019 for the craft brewing market, these companies are well positioned to help the craft category weather the current market uncertainty and rebound with the flavor, variety, and innovation that beer lovers have come to expect from small brewers.”

And here are 2019’s “Serious” Top 50 Breweries….And don’t forget to support them (and others) at this difficult time…


RankBrewery NameCityState
1D.G. Yuengling and Son IncPottsvillePA
2Boston Beer CoBostonMA
3Sierra Nevada Brewing CoChicoCA
4New Belgium Brewing CoFort Collins, SanFranciscoCO, CA
5Duvel MoortgatPaso Robles, Kansas City, CooperstownCA, MO, NY
6GambrinusBerkeley, Portland, ShinerCA, OR, TX
7Bell’s Brewery Inc.ComstockMI
8CANarchyLongmont, Tampa, Salt Lake City, Comstock, Inglewood, DallasCO, FL, UT, MI, CA, TX
9Stone BrewingEscondidoCA
10Artisanal Brewing VenturesDowningtown, Lakewood, BrooklynPA, NY, NY
11Deschutes BreweryBendOR
12Brooklyn BreweryBrooklynNY
13Dogfish Head Craft BreweryMiltonDE
14SweetWater Brewing CoAtlantaGA
15New Glarus Brewing CoNew GlarusWI
16Matt Brewing CoUticaNY
17Harpoon BreweryBostonMA
18Minhas Craft BreweryMonroeWI
19Odell Brewing CoFort CollinsCO
20Stevens Point BreweryStevens PointWI
21Summit Brewing CoSaint PaulMN
22Alaskan Brewing CoJuneauAK
23Great Lakes Brewing CoClevelandOH
24Abita Brewing CoCovingtonLA
25August Schell Brewing CoNew UlmMN
26Rhinegeist BreweryCincinnatiOH
27Troegs Brewing CoHersheyPA
28Allagash Brewing CoPortlandME
2921st Amendment BreweryBay AreaCA
30Narragansett Brewing CoPawtucketRI
31Three Floyds Brewing CoMunsterIN
32Gordon Biersch Brewing CoSan JoseCA
33Georgetown Brewing CoSeattleWA
34Surly Brewing CompanyMinneapolisMN
35Flying Dog BreweryFrederickMD
36Rogue Ales BreweryNewportOR
37Long Trail Brewing CoBridgewater CornersVT
38Ninkasi Brewing CoEugeneOR
39Karl Strauss Brewing CoSan DiegoCA
40Revolution BrewingChicagoIL
41Lost Coast BreweryEurekaCA
42Shipyard Brewing CoPortlandME
43Wachusett Brewing CoWestminsterMA
44Modern Times BeerSan DiegoCA
45Saint Arnold Brewing CoHoustonTX
46Full Sail Brewing CoHood RiverOR
47Two Roads Brewing CoStratfordCT
48Left Hand Brewing CompanyLongmontCO
49Bear Republic Brewing CoCloverdaleCA
50North Coast Brewing Co IncFort BraggCA


And for perspective, we’ve 2018’s rankings as well…

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