The Top Beer Companies Companies

The Top Beer Companies

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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?

List Criteria: Brewing companies, not individual products

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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    Yuengling

    Alcoholic beverage More
    87
  2. 2
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    Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers More
    83
    Guinness, Harp Lager
  3. 3
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    ranked low on reranks
    Samuel Adams

    Breweries, Malt Beverages, Brewing More
    81
    Samuel Adams
  4. 4
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    ranked low on reranks
    Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

    Alcoholic beverage, Brewing More
    75
  5. 5
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    73
  6. 6
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    the people's #1
    Chimay Brewery

    72
  7. 7
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    controversial
    Anheuser-Busch

    Malt Beverages, Brewing More
    59
    Budweiser, Michelob, Stella Artois, Becks, Bass
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    ranked low on reranks
    Dogfish Head Brewery

    Alcoholic beverage More
    55
  9. 9
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    54
  10. 10
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    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    Harpoon Brewery

    53
  11. 11
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    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    Abita Brewing Company

    53
    added by: azzy_roth
  12. 12
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    often listed &controversial
    Founders Brewing Company

    Brewing More
    51
  13. 13
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Kronenbourg Brewery

    Alcoholic beverage More
    50
  14. 14
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    ranked low on reranks
    Stone Brewing Company

    Alcoholic beverage More
    49
  15. 15
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    Alcoholic beverage More
    49
    Fat Tire
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    Malt Beverages, Breweries More
    44
    Heineken, Amstel, Cordoba, Tiger, Murphy's
  17. 17
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    Alcoholic beverage More
    44
  18. 18
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    Alcoholic beverage More
    44
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    41
  20. 20
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    Alcoholic beverage More
    40
  21. 21
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    Kona Brewing Company

    39
    added by: vento
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    Alcoholic beverage More
    38
  23. 23
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    controversial
    Modelo Brewery

    38
    Modelo Especial, Negro Modelo, Pacifico, Estrella, Montego
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    Alcoholic beverage More
    38
  25. 25
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    38
  26. 26
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    Alcoholic beverage More
    38
  27. 27
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    Alcoholic beverage More
    38
  28. 28
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    Down 61
    Malt Beverages, Brewing More
    37
    Molson, Coors
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    Alcoholic beverage More
    37
  30. 30
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    36
  31. 31
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    36
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    36
    Pliny the Elder
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    Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

    Brewing More
    35
    added by: dca1983
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    35
    added by: Jonathan Ogena
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    35
    added by: dca1983
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    Brewing More
    35
  37. 37
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    Alcoholic beverage, Breweries More
    35
  38. 38
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    34
  39. 39
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    34
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    34
    Dos Esquis, Tecate, Sol, Carta Blanca, Bohemia
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    Oskar Blues Brewery

    34
  42. 42
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    Alcoholic beverage More
    34
    added by: sebbzor
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    new! Desnoes & Geddes Ltd.

    Food and Beverage More
    34
    added by: Dbo878
    Red Stripe
  44. 44
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    about to drop off
    New Glarus Brewing Company

    33
  45. 45
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    Alcoholic beverage More
    33
    Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schlitz, Old Milwaukee, Olympia, St. Ides, Colt 45
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    Alcoholic beverage More
    33
    added by: sebbzor
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    Four Peaks Brewery

    33
    added by: JohnHernandez
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    33
    Tsingtao
  49. 49
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    32
    added by: sebbzor
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