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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?
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Guinness is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Guinness Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers - Guinness, Harp Lager

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2
+ - 201 142
Stone Brewing Co. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Stone Brewing Co. Alcoholic beverage

3
+ - 252 192
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

4
+ - 229 155
Dogfish Head Brewery is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Dogfish Head Brewery Alcoholic beverage

5
+ - 275 233
Yuengling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Yuengling Alcoholic beverage

6
+ - 209 149
New Belgium Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Beer Companies
New Belgium Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage - Fat Tire

7
+ - 360 219
Samuel Adams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Samuel Adams Malt Beverages, Breweries, Alcoholic beverage - Samuel Adams

8
+ - 184 170
Chimay Brewery is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Beer Companies

9
+ - 193 284
Anheuser-Busch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Anheuser-Busch Malt Beverages, Brewing - Budweiser, Michelob, Stella Artois, Becks, Bass

10
+ - 105 98
Great Lakes Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Great Lakes Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

11
+ - 83 114
Deschutes Brewery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Deschutes Brewery Breweries, Alcoholic beverage

12
+ - 130 131
Founders Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Founders Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

13
+ - 118 103
Lagunitas Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Lagunitas Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

14
+ - 136 127
Rogue Ales is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Rogue Ales Alcoholic beverage

15
+ - 246 218
Blue Moon Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Beer Companies

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+ - 264 237
Heineken International is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Heineken International Malt Beverages, Breweries - Heineken, Amstel, Cordoba, Tiger, Murphy's

17
+ - 113 103
Anchor Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Anchor Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

18
+ - 76 100
Flying Dog Brewery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Flying Dog Brewery Alcoholic beverage

19
+ - 172 218
Miller Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Miller Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

20
+ - 29 32
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weih... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Beer Companies

21
+ - 81 125
Firestone-Walker Brewery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Beer Companies

22
+ - 82 89
Bell's Brewery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Bell's Brewery Alcoholic beverage

23
+ - 33 41
Left Hand Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Left Hand Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

24
+ - 46 74
North Coast Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Beer Companies
North Coast Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

25
+ - 123 121
Goose Island Brewery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Goose Island Brewery Alcoholic beverage

26
+ - 78 108
Kona Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Kona Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

27
+ - 100 118
Bavaria – St. Pauli Brewery is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Beer Companies

28
+ - 28 69
Shipyard Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Shipyard Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

29
+ - 23 19
Pilsner Urquell Brewery is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Pilsner Urquell Brewery Alcoholic beverage - Pilsner Urquell

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+ - 39 42
Spoetzl Brewery is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Spoetzl Brewery Brewerie

31
+ - 101 104
Brooklyn Brewery is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Brooklyn Brewery Alcoholic beverage

32
+ - 25 30
Ballast Point Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Beer Companies

33
+ - 38 64
Allagash Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Allagash Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

34
+ - 36 61
Unibroue is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Unibroue Alcoholic beverage

35
+ - 21 35
Bear Republic Brewing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Beer Companies

36
+ - 30 64
Smuttynose Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Beer Companies

37
+ - 111 152
Modelo Brewery is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Modelo Brewery Modelo Especial, Negro Modelo, Pacifico, Estrella, Montego

38
+ - 72 146
Kronenbourg Brewery is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Kronenbourg Brewery Alcoholic beverage

39
+ - 72 97
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Comp... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Beer Companies

40
+ - 22 42
Ninkasi Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Ninkasi Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

41
+ - 136 126
Hoegaarden Brewery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Hoegaarden Brewery Alcoholic beverage

42
+ - 126 116
Duvel Moortgat Brewery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Duvel Moortgat Brewery Alcoholic beverage

43
+ - 22 20
Alaskan Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alaskan Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

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+ - 20 29
Bitburger brewery is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Bitburger brewery Alcoholic beverage

45
+ - 62 77
Boulevard Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Beer Companies

46
+ - 25 40
BrewDog is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Beer Companies
BrewDog Alcoholic beverage

47
+ - 8 14
AleSmith Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Beer Companies

48
+ - 30 36
New Holland Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Beer Companies

49
+ - 12 22
Big Sky Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Beer Companies

50
+ - 33 57
Rothaus Badische Staatsbrauere... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Beer Companies