California dominates craft beer production in the United States


Six of the top 10 selling craft beer companies in the United States have breweries in California, according to a new annual Top 50 list released by the Brewers Association.

Sierra Nevada Brewing, based in Chico, is the best-selling California craft brewery, ranking third among all craft breweries in the country. Stone Brewing of San Diego ranks 9th nationally and 4th Top 10 companies – New Belgium, Duvel Moortgat, Gambrinus, and CANarchy – have breweries in California, as well as breweries in other states.

DG Yuengling and Son of Pennsylvania is the number one craft beer company in the country in terms of sales volume, and second is Massachusetts-based Boston Beer, the company that brews Samuel Adams.

The Brewers Association, a Colorado-based trade group for small independent brewers, estimates that the 50 largest craft brewers in the country are strong enough to weather the current economic crisis during the coronavirus crisis.

“Although 2020 will be a very different year from 2019 for the craft brewing market, these companies are well positioned to help the craft category overcome the current market uncertainty and rebound with flavor, variety and innovation. that beer lovers expect from small brewers, ”says Bart Watson, chief economist of the Brewers Association.

Of the top 50 craft brewing companies, 40 are small and independent, according to the Brewers Association. The group defines small independent breweries as those producing 6 million barrels of beer or less annually and less than 25% owned by an industry member who is not a craft brewer.

In the Top 50, Oregon ranks second among all states with five craft breweries. These are Gambrinus, which brews Shiner beers and also has breweries in Texas and California; Falls; Rogues Ales; Ninkasi and full sail.

Colorado and New York each have four Top 50 brewing companies. One of the companies, Artisanal Brewing Ventures, has two breweries in New York – one in Brooklyn and one in Lakewood – as well as a brewery in Pennsylvania. Artisanal Brewing is an umbrella company for Southern Tier, Victory and Sixpoint.

Five states – Massachusetts, Texas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania – each have three Top 50 breweries.

The Top 50:

1) DG Yuengling and sons. Pennsylvania

2) Boston beer. Massachusetts

3) Sierra Nevada Brewery. California

4) New Belgian brewery. Colorado, California

5) Duvel Moortgat. California, Missouri, New York

6) Gambrinus. California. Oregon, Texas

7) Bell Brewery. Michigan

8 CANarchy. Colorado. Florida, Utah, Michigan, California, Texas

9) Stone brewing. California

10) Craft brewing companies. Pennsylvania, New York.

11) Deschutes Brewery. Oregon

12) Brooklyn Brewery. new York

13) Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Delaware

14) Fresh water circulation. Georgia

15) New brewing of Glarus. Wisconsin

16) Brasserie Matt. new York

17) Harpon Brewery. Massachusetts

18) Craft brewery of Minhas. Wisconsin

19) Odell Brewery. Colorado

20) Stevens Point Brewery. Wisconsin

21) Brasserie at the top. Minnesota

22) Alaska Brewery. Alaska

23) Brasserie des Grands Lacs. Ohio

24) Abita Brewery. Louisiana

25) August Schell Brewing. Minnesota

26) Rhinegeist Brewery. Ohio

27) Troegs Brewery. Pennsylvania

28) Allagash Brewery. Maine

29) 21st Amendment Brewery. California

30) Narragansett Brewing. Rhode Island

31) Three Floyds Brewing. Indiana

32) Gordon Biersch Brewery. California

33) Georgetown Brewery. Washington

34) Surly Brewing. Minnesota

35) Flying Dog Brewery. Maryland

36) Rogue Ales Brewery. Oregon

37) Long-haul brewery. Vermont

38) Ninkasi Brewery. Oregon

39) Karl Strauss Brewery. California

40) Brewing Revolution. Illinois

41) Brewery of the lost coast. California

42) Shipyard brewery. Maine

43) Wachusett Brewery. Massachusetts

44) Beer of modern times. California

45) Saint Arnold Brewery. Texas

46) Brewing at full sail. Oregon

47) The intermingling of two roads. Connecticut

48) Brewing on the left. Colorado

49) Bear Republic Brewery. California

50) Brasserie de la côte nord. California


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