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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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424 260
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
204 147
Stone Brewing Co. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Stone Brewing Co. Alcoholic beverage

3
256 196
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

4
230 161
Dogfish Head Brewery is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Dogfish Head Brewery Alcoholic beverage

5
279 239
Yuengling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Yuengling Alcoholic beverage

6
213 151
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
364 223
Samuel Adams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Samuel Adams Malt Beverages, Breweries, Alcoholic beverage - Samuel Adams

8
199 287
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
184 174
Chimay Brewery is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Beer Companies

10
84 117
Deschutes Brewery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Deschutes Brewery Breweries, Alcoholic beverage

11
106 103
Great Lakes Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Great Lakes Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

12
132 135
Founders Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Founders Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

13
120 106
Lagunitas Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Lagunitas Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

14
137 131
Rogue Ales is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Rogue Ales Alcoholic beverage

15
249 222
Blue Moon Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Beer Companies

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267 242
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
115 108
Anchor Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Anchor Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

18
76 106
Flying Dog Brewery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Flying Dog Brewery Alcoholic beverage

19
178 221
Miller Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Miller Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

20
82 130
Firestone-Walker Brewery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Beer Companies

21
30 37
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weih... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Beer Companies

22
83 93
Bell's Brewery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Bell's Brewery Alcoholic beverage

23
46 79
North Coast Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Beer Companies
slackMFr added North Coast Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

24
103 121
Bavaria – St. Pauli Brewery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Beer Companies

25
125 126
Goose Island Brewery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Goose Island Brewery Alcoholic beverage

26
33 46
Left Hand Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Left Hand Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

27
78 113
Kona Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Beer Companies
vento added Kona Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

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26 21
Pilsner Urquell Brewery is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Norbert Šubík added Pilsner Urquell Brewery Alcoholic beverage - Pilsner Urquell

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104 107
Brooklyn Brewery is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Brooklyn Brewery Alcoholic beverage

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28 74
Shipyard Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Beer Companies
liplip added Shipyard Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

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41 46
Spoetzl Brewery is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Beer Companies
azzy_roth added Spoetzl Brewery Brewerie

32
40 68
Allagash Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Beer Companies
liplip added Allagash Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

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31 67
Smuttynose Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Beer Companies

34
37 64
Unibroue is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Unibroue Alcoholic beverage

35
26 33
Ballast Point Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Beer Companies

36
74 149
Kronenbourg Brewery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Kronenbourg Brewery Alcoholic beverage

37
112 156
Modelo Brewery is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Modelo Brewery Modelo Especial, Negro Modelo, Pacifico, Estrella, Montego

38
22 39
Bear Republic Brewing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Beer Companies

39
24 46
Ninkasi Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Ninkasi Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

40
73 101
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Comp... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Beer Companies
dca1983 added Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company Brewing

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137 129
Hoegaarden Brewery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Hoegaarden Brewery Alcoholic beverage

42
23 22
Alaskan Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alaskan Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

43
127 119
Duvel Moortgat Brewery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Duvel Moortgat Brewery 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
34 58
Rothaus Badische Staatsbrauere... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Beer Companies

47
25 43
BrewDog is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Beer Companies
sebbzor added BrewDog Alcoholic beverage

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8 16
AleSmith Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Beer Companies
clash1977 added AleSmith Brewing Company

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30 37
New Holland Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Beer Companies

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12 23
Big Sky Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Beer Companies