The Top Beer Companies Companies
Ultimate List
5  reranks 5,201 votes 520 voters 27,664 views more info

The Top Beer Companies

List Criteria: Brewing companies, not individual products

List of beer companies and famous beer breweries around the world, ranked by connoisseurs and casual fans. Forget liquors and wines -- beer is the treat of people who really enjoy alcohol. Whether you're enjoying a dark and soothing stout or a bright and hoppy IPA, drinking beer is truly the best way to relax.

Beer is made with a variety of hops, barley, wheat and, of course, water -- with the occasional infusion of different herbs, spices, and even chocolate to change the flavor. Common beer types are IPAs, ambers, lagers, wheat beers, pale ales, stouts, and red ales. No two beers are alike, and no two beer drinkers will ever be able to agree about which flavor is best and why. All of the companies on this list manufacture at least one type of great beer and several make many types of beers. So what do you think of our list?
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
  • 5 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
Score
  1. 1
    Up 108
    Down 86

    most listed
    Yuengling

    Alcoholic beverage More
    90
  2. 2
    Up 144
    Down 77

    ranked low on reranks
    Guinness

    Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers More
    83
    Guinness, Harp Lager
  3. 3
    Up 147
    Down 88
    Breweries, Malt Beverages, Brewing More
    81
    Samuel Adams
  4. 4
    Up 101
    Down 65
    Alcoholic beverage, Brewing More
    74
  5. 5
    Up 79
    Down 77
    73
  6. 6
    Up 96
    Down 83
    72
  7. 7
    Up 70
    Down 101
    Malt Beverages, Brewing More
    59
    Budweiser, Michelob, Stella Artois, Becks, Bass
  8. 8
    Up 103
    Down 49

    ranked low on reranks
    Dogfish Head Brewery

    Alcoholic beverage More
    53
  9. 9
    Up 24
    Down 64
    53
  10. 10
    Up 24
    Down 65

    ranked high on reranks
    Kronenbourg Brewery

    Alcoholic beverage More
    52
  11. 11
    Up 8
    Down 32

    ranked high on reranks
    Abita Brewing Company

    52
    added by: azzy_roth
  12. 12
    Up 31
    Down 60

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Firestone-Walker Brewery

    52
  13. 13
    Up 37
    Down 53

    often listed but ranked low on reranks
    Founders Brewing Company

    Brewing More
    50
  14. 14
    Up 84
    Down 54

    ranked low on reranks
    New Belgium Brewing Company

    Alcoholic beverage More
    48
    Fat Tire
  15. 15
    Up 81
    Down 54
    Alcoholic beverage More
    47
  16. 16
    Up 102
    Down 83
    Malt Beverages, Breweries More
    45
    Heineken, Amstel, Cordoba, Tiger, Murphy's
  17. 17
    Up 63
    Down 53
    Alcoholic beverage More
    43
  18. 18
    Up 60
    Down 53
    Alcoholic beverage More
    42
  19. 19
    Up 46
    Down 38
    42
  20. 20
    Up 67
    Down 73
    Alcoholic beverage More
    39
  21. 21
    Up 54
    Down 57
    Alcoholic beverage More
    39
  22. 22
    Up 26
    Down 27
    Alcoholic beverage More
    38
  23. 23
    Up 46
    Down 53
    38
    Modelo Especial, Negro Modelo, Pacifico, Estrella, Montego
  24. 24
    Up 24
    Down 27
    37
  25. 25
    Up 37
    Down 45
    Alcoholic beverage More
    37
  26. 26
    Up 42
    Down 52
    Alcoholic beverage More
    37
  27. 27
    Up 57
    Down 74
    Malt Beverages, Brewing More
    36
    Molson, Coors
  28. 28
    Up 27
    Down 34
    Alcoholic beverage More
    36
  29. 29
    Up 24
    Down 31

    Kona Brewing Company

    36
    added by: vento
  30. 30
    Up 21
    Down 27
    36
    added by: Jonathan Ogena
  31. 31
    Up 34
    Down 46
    35
  32. 32
    Up 33
    Down 45
    35
    Pliny the Elder
  33. 33
    Up 21
    Down 30

    Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

    Brewing More
    35
    added by: dca1983
  34. 34
    Up 44
    Down 65
    Alcoholic beverage More
    34
    Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schlitz, Old Milwaukee, Olympia, St. Ides, Colt 45
  35. 35
    Up 9
    Down 46
    34
    added by: dca1983
  36. 36
    Up 19
    Down 30
    34
  37. 37
    Up 19
    Down 30
    Brewing More
    34
  38. 38
    Up 13
    Down 22
    33
  39. 39
    Up 19
    Down 33
    Alcoholic beverage, Breweries More
    33
  40. 40
    Up 18
    Down 32

    Oskar Blues Brewery

    32
  41. 41
    Up 1
    Down 4

    new! Brauerei Schützengarten

    32
    added by: IchHabeEinenAnDerWaffel
    Die Tradition des Bierbrauens ist ein wichtiger Teil der Geschichte der Ostschweiz. So wurden ... more
  42. 42
    Up 16
    Down 31
    32
  43. 43
    Up 28
    Down 52
    31
    Tsingtao
  44. 44
    Up 23
    Down 46
    31
    Dos Esquis, Tecate, Sol, Carta Blanca, Bohemia
  45. 45
    Up 0
    Down 4
    No image

    Schützengarten

    28
    added by: IchHabeEinenAnDerWaffel
  46. 46 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS

items 1 - 45 of 45

think you can do better?

Rerank This List
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists