The Brewers Association recently unveiled their annual rankings of the top U.S. beer companies, based on projected 2018 sales volume. The list is comprised of small and independent craft brewing companies that make less than six million barrels of beer annually and are less than 25 percent owned by a non-craft brewer. Pennsylvania’s D.G. Yuengling & Son repeated as the largest producer of craft beer in the U.S.
Boston Beer Company and Sierra Nevada Brewing ranked second and third, respectively, as the top seven-ranked breweries remained unchanged from last year. In total, 16 of the top 50 craft breweries maintained their positions, while another six companies shifted ahead one place.
Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist made the biggest jump, moving from 39th to 28th this year. Additionally, San Diego’s Modern Times Beer cracked the top 50 list for the first time, moving up 11 places, from 56th to 45th. Seattle’s Georgetown Brewing Company also officially moved into the top 50 for the first time, moving from 51st to 41st.
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