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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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419 258
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
203 144
Stone Brewing Co. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Stone Brewing Co. Alcoholic beverage

3
253 194
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

4
229 158
Dogfish Head Brewery is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Dogfish Head Brewery Alcoholic beverage

5
277 236
Yuengling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Yuengling Alcoholic beverage

6
209 151
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
361 221
Samuel Adams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Samuel Adams Malt Beverages, Breweries, Alcoholic beverage - Samuel Adams

8
195 286
Anheuser-Busch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Anheuser-Busch Malt Beverages, Brewing - Budweiser, Michelob, Stella Artois, Becks, Bass

9
184 172
Chimay Brewery is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Beer Companies

10
83 116
Deschutes Brewery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Deschutes Brewery Breweries, Alcoholic beverage

11
105 100
Great Lakes Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Great Lakes Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

12
130 133
Founders Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Founders Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

13
118 105
Lagunitas Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Lagunitas Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

14
136 129
Rogue Ales is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Rogue Ales Alcoholic beverage

15
247 219
Blue Moon Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Beer Companies

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266 239
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
114 105
Anchor Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Anchor Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

18
76 102
Flying Dog Brewery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Flying Dog Brewery Alcoholic beverage

19
176 218
Miller Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Miller Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

20
81 127
Firestone-Walker Brewery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Beer Companies

21
29 35
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weih... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Beer Companies

22
46 76
North Coast Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Beer Companies
slackMFr added North Coast Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

23
82 91
Bell's Brewery is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Bell's Brewery Alcoholic beverage

24
33 43
Left Hand Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Left Hand Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

25
78 110
Kona Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Beer Companies
vento added Kona Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

26
123 123
Goose Island Brewery is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Goose Island Brewery Alcoholic beverage

27
100 120
Bavaria – St. Pauli Brewery is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Beer Companies

28
28 71
Shipyard Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Beer Companies
liplip added Shipyard Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

29
24 20
Pilsner Urquell Brewery is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Norbert Šubík added Pilsner Urquell Brewery Alcoholic beverage - Pilsner Urquell

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30
103 106
Brooklyn Brewery is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Brooklyn Brewery Alcoholic beverage

31
39 44
Spoetzl Brewery is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Beer Companies
azzy_roth added Spoetzl Brewery Brewerie

32
38 66
Allagash Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Beer Companies
liplip added Allagash Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

33
30 66
Smuttynose Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Beer Companies

34
36 63
Unibroue is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Unibroue Alcoholic beverage

35
25 32
Ballast Point Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Beer Companies

36
111 154
Modelo Brewery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Modelo Brewery Modelo Especial, Negro Modelo, Pacifico, Estrella, Montego

37
21 37
Bear Republic Brewing is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Beer Companies

38
72 148
Kronenbourg Brewery is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Kronenbourg Brewery Alcoholic beverage

39
73 98
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Comp... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Beer Companies
dca1983 added Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company Brewing

40
22 44
Ninkasi Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Ninkasi Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

41
136 128
Hoegaarden Brewery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Hoegaarden Brewery Alcoholic beverage

42
126 118
Duvel Moortgat Brewery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Duvel Moortgat Brewery Alcoholic beverage

43
22 22
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 31
Bitburger brewery is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Beer Companies
janolvegg added Bitburger brewery Alcoholic beverage

45
62 79
Boulevard Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Beer Companies

46
25 42
BrewDog is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Beer Companies
sebbzor added BrewDog Alcoholic beverage

47
8 15
AleSmith Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Beer Companies
clash1977 added AleSmith Brewing Company

48
30 37
New Holland Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Beer Companies

49
12 23
Big Sky Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Beer Companies

50
33 58
Rothaus Badische Staatsbrauere... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Beer Companies