Drinks 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?

1
478 296
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

2
223 167
Stone Brewing Co. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Stone Brewing Co. Alcoholic beverage

3
272 220
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

4
249 182
Dogfish Head Brewery is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Dogfish Head Brewery Alcoholic beverage

5
303 259
Yuengling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Yuengling Alcoholic beverage

6
233 170
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
396 236
Samuel Adams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Samuel Adams Malt Beverages, Breweries, Alcoholic beverage - Samuel Adams

8
227 322
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
190 191
Chimay Brewery is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Beer Companies

10
96 136
Deschutes Brewery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Deschutes Brewery Breweries, Alcoholic beverage

11
150 151
Founders Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Founders Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

12
115 119
Great Lakes Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Great Lakes Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

13
302 261
Heineken International is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Heineken International Malt Beverages, Breweries - Heineken, Amstel, Cordoba, Tiger, Murphy's

14
132 121
Lagunitas Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Lagunitas Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

15
269 243
Blue Moon Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Beer Companies

16
144 143
Rogue Ales is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Rogue Ales Alcoholic beverage

17
120 122
Anchor Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Anchor Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

18
197 240
Miller Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Miller Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

19
80 119
Flying Dog Brewery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Flying Dog Brewery Alcoholic beverage

20
89 145
Firestone-Walker Brewery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Beer Companies

21
94 104
Bell's Brewery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Bell's Brewery Alcoholic beverage

22
88 125
Kona Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Beer Companies
vento added Kona Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

23
116 136
Bavaria – St. Pauli Brewery is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Beer Companies

24
39 56
Left Hand Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Left Hand Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

25
50 55
Spoetzl Brewery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Beer Companies
azzy_roth added Spoetzl Brewery Brewerie

26
36 34
Pilsner Urquell Brewery is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Norbert Šubík added Pilsner Urquell Brewery Alcoholic beverage - Pilsner Urquell

27
48 93
North Coast Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Beer Companies
slackMFr added North Coast Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

28
31 86
Shipyard Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Beer Companies
liplip added Shipyard Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

29
132 140
Goose Island Brewery is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Goose Island Brewery Alcoholic beverage

30
126 165
Modelo Brewery is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Modelo Brewery Modelo Especial, Negro Modelo, Pacifico, Estrella, Montego

31
36 42
Ballast Point Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Beer Companies

32
110 118
Brooklyn Brewery is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Brooklyn Brewery Alcoholic beverage

33
80 163
Kronenbourg Brewery is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Kronenbourg Brewery Alcoholic beverage

34
33 75
Smuttynose Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Beer Companies

35
84 112
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Comp... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Beer Companies
dca1983 added Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company Brewing

36
41 79
Allagash Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Beer Companies
liplip added Allagash Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

37
38 76
Unibroue is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Unibroue Alcoholic beverage

38
25 50
Bear Republic Brewing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Bear Republic Brewing

39
32 50
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weih... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

40
27 42
Bitburger brewery is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Beer Companies
janolvegg added Bitburger brewery Alcoholic beverage

41
28 31
Alaskan Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alaskan Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

42
146 142
Hoegaarden Brewery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Hoegaarden Brewery Alcoholic beverage

43
25 58
Ninkasi Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Ninkasi Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

44
127 171
Molson Coors Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Molson Coors Brewing Company Malt Beverages, Brewing - Molson, Coors

45
46 99
Abita Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Beer Companies
azzy_roth added Abita Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

46
68 89
Boulevard Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Beer Companies

47
117 163
Pabst Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Pabst Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage - Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schlitz, Old Milwaukee, Olympia, St. Ides, Colt 45

48
18 33
Asahi Breweries is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Beer Companies
yokaotoko added Asahi Breweries Malt Beverages, Flour Milling and Malt Manufacturing, Beverage industry

49
130 131
Duvel Moortgat Brewery is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Duvel Moortgat Brewery Alcoholic beverage

50
17 32
Big Sky Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Beer Companies