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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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434 271
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
262 202
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

3
207 154
Stone Brewing Co. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Stone Brewing Co. Alcoholic beverage

4
233 168
Dogfish Head Brewery is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Dogfish Head Brewery Alcoholic beverage

5
283 244
Yuengling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Yuengling Alcoholic beverage

6
217 155
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
371 227
Samuel Adams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Samuel Adams Malt Beverages, Breweries, Alcoholic beverage - Samuel Adams

8
205 293
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
185 179
Chimay Brewery is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Beer Companies

10
86 122
Deschutes Brewery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Deschutes Brewery Breweries, Alcoholic beverage

11
110 107
Great Lakes Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Great Lakes Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

12
136 139
Founders Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Founders Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

13
281 247
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
121 111
Lagunitas Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Lagunitas Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

15
139 135
Rogue Ales is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Rogue Ales Alcoholic beverage

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16
254 228
Blue Moon Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Beer Companies

17
115 112
Anchor Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Anchor Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

18
184 225
Miller Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Miller Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

19
76 110
Flying Dog Brewery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Flying Dog Brewery Alcoholic beverage

20
83 135
Firestone-Walker Brewery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Beer Companies

21
31 40
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weih... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Beer Companies
julian-matthias added Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

22
85 96
Bell's Brewery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Bell's Brewery Alcoholic beverage

23
47 82
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
81 115
Kona Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Beer Companies
vento added Kona Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

25
104 124
Bavaria – St. Pauli Brewery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Beer Companies

26
128 129
Goose Island Brewery is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Goose Island Brewery Alcoholic beverage

27
34 49
Left Hand Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Left Hand Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

28
28 24
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

29
28 77
Shipyard Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Beer Companies
liplip added Shipyard Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

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30
107 110
Brooklyn Brewery is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Brooklyn Brewery Alcoholic beverage

31
43 48
Spoetzl Brewery is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Beer Companies
azzy_roth added Spoetzl Brewery Brewerie

32
77 153
Kronenbourg Brewery is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Kronenbourg Brewery Alcoholic beverage

33
117 158
Modelo Brewery is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Modelo Brewery Modelo Especial, Negro Modelo, Pacifico, Estrella, Montego

34
40 71
Allagash Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Beer Companies
liplip added Allagash Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

35
31 70
Smuttynose Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Beer Companies

36
77 102
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Comp... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Beer Companies
dca1983 added Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company Brewing

37
28 37
Ballast Point Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Beer Companies

38
37 67
Unibroue is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Unibroue Alcoholic beverage

39
23 42
Bear Republic Brewing is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Bear Republic Brewing

40
24 49
Ninkasi Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Ninkasi Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

41
142 133
Hoegaarden Brewery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Hoegaarden Brewery Alcoholic beverage

42
129 122
Duvel Moortgat Brewery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Duvel Moortgat Brewery Alcoholic beverage

43
24 25
Alaskan Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alaskan Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

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44
65 81
Boulevard Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Beer Companies

45
21 34
Bitburger brewery is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Beer Companies
janolvegg added Bitburger brewery Alcoholic beverage

46
42 90
Abita Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Beer Companies
azzy_roth added Abita Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

47
36 61
Rothaus Badische Staatsbrauere... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Beer Companies

48
26 46
BrewDog is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Beer Companies
sebbzor added BrewDog Alcoholic beverage

49
109 152
Pabst Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Pabst Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage - Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schlitz, Old Milwaukee, Olympia, St. Ides, Colt 45

50
9 19
AleSmith Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Beer Companies
clash1977 added AleSmith Brewing Company