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Brewers Association Releases Top 50 US Craft Brewers

Brewers Association Releases Top 50 US Craft Brewers

Boulder, CO • April 5, 2016 – The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers—today released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 43 were craft brewing companies.

“The top U.S. brewers continue to drive demand, growth, innovation and exponential interest in beers from small and independent brewers,” said Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Association. “With a historic record number of breweries in the U.S., the top brewers continue to open new markets and expose beer drinkers to a variety of fuller-flavored styles and offerings.”

BA Top 50 2016

Earlier in the year the Brewers announced that market growth of  small and independent craft brewers had grown 13 percent in volume and a 16 percent increase in retail dollar value.  Retail dollar value was estimated at $22.3 billion, representing 21 percent market share. The Top 50 US craft brewers is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the variety of breweries and choices that are available in the United States.

See the entire list by going to the release: Brewers Association Lists Top 50 Breweries of 2015 is fully dedicated to small and independent U.S. breweries. We are published by the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers. Stories and opinions shared on do not imply endorsement by or positions taken by the Brewers Association or its members.