drinks The Top Beer Companies  

Bottoms Up
Originally by
15.7k votes 1.6k voters 89.7k views 138 items Embed

List Rules Brewing companies, not individual products

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 ordered by

1
454 279
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
266 210
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

3
211 159
Stone Brewing Co. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Stone Brewing Co. Alcoholic beverage

4
240 172
Dogfish Head Brewery is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Dogfish Head Brewery Alcoholic beverage

5
290 248
Yuengling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Yuengling Alcoholic beverage

6
225 161
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
380 229
Samuel Adams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Samuel Adams Malt Beverages, Breweries, Alcoholic beverage - Samuel Adams

8
209 307
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
185 184
Chimay Brewery is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Beer Companies

10
88 128
Deschutes Brewery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Deschutes Brewery Breweries, Alcoholic beverage

11
141 143
Founders Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Founders Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

12
111 112
Great Lakes Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Great Lakes Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

13
292 251
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
125 113
Lagunitas Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Lagunitas Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

The Best of Premium Cable TV Series

15
261 232
Blue Moon Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Beer Companies

16
141 138
Rogue Ales is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Rogue Ales Alcoholic beverage

17
118 116
Anchor Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Anchor Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

18
190 232
Miller Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Miller Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

19
77 114
Flying Dog Brewery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Flying Dog Brewery Alcoholic beverage

20
85 139
Firestone-Walker Brewery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Beer Companies

21
112 125
Bavaria – St. Pauli Brewery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Beer Companies

The Best Coconut Milk Brands

22
84 118
Kona Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Beer Companies
vento added Kona Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

23
88 100
Bell's Brewery is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Bell's Brewery Alcoholic beverage

24
34 28
Pilsner Urquell Brewery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Norbert Šubík added Pilsner Urquell Brewery Alcoholic beverage - Pilsner Urquell

25
37 51
Left Hand Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Left Hand Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

26
31 44
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weih... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Beer Companies
julian-matthias added Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

27
47 87
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
47 50
Spoetzl Brewery is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Beer Companies
azzy_roth added Spoetzl Brewery Brewerie

The Best Sam Adams Beers

29
130 133
Goose Island Brewery is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Goose Island Brewery Alcoholic beverage

30
29 80
Shipyard Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Beer Companies
liplip added Shipyard Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

31
108 113
Brooklyn Brewery is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Brooklyn Brewery Alcoholic beverage

32
33 39
Ballast Point Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Beer Companies

33
79 157
Kronenbourg Brewery is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Kronenbourg Brewery Alcoholic beverage

34
120 161
Modelo Brewery is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Modelo Brewery Modelo Especial, Negro Modelo, Pacifico, Estrella, Montego

35
82 105
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Comp... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Beer Companies
dca1983 added Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company Brewing

The Best Emmy Winning Dramatic Series

36
31 72
Smuttynose Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Beer Companies

37
40 74
Allagash Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Beer Companies
liplip added Allagash Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

38
37 70
Unibroue is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Unibroue Alcoholic beverage

39
23 45
Bear Republic Brewing is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Bear Republic Brewing

40
25 37
Bitburger brewery is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Beer Companies
janolvegg added Bitburger brewery Alcoholic beverage

41
26 27
Alaskan Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alaskan Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

42
24 53
Ninkasi Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Ninkasi Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

The Funniest Shows Streaming on Netflix

43
143 137
Hoegaarden Brewery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Hoegaarden Brewery Alcoholic beverage

44
45 93
Abita Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Beer Companies
azzy_roth added Abita Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

45
130 125
Duvel Moortgat Brewery is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Duvel Moortgat Brewery Alcoholic beverage

46
116 155
Pabst Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Pabst Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage - Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schlitz, Old Milwaukee, Olympia, St. Ides, Colt 45

47
66 85
Boulevard Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Beer Companies

48
11 20
AleSmith Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Beer Companies
clash1977 added AleSmith Brewing Company

49
120 168
Molson Coors Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Molson Coors Brewing Company Malt Beverages, Brewing - Molson, Coors

50
36 64
Rothaus Badische Staatsbrauere... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Beer Companies