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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?
list ordered by
1
Guinness is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
Guinness, Harp Lager
2
Heineken International ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Malt Beverages, Breweries
Heineken, Amstel, Cordoba, Tiger, Murphy's
3
Yuengling is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
4
Dogfish Head Brewery is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
5
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage, Brewing
6
Samuel Adams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Malt Beverages, Breweries, Alcoholic beverage
Samuel Adams
7
New Belgium Brewing Comp... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
Fat Tire
8
Stone Brewing Co. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
9
Founders Brewing Company... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage, Brewing
10
Chimay Brewery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Beer Companies
11
Miller Brewing Company ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
12
Blue Moon Brewing Compan... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Beer Companies
13
Lagunitas Brewing Compan... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
14
Great Lakes Brewing Comp... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
15
Rogue Ales is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
16
Bell's Brewery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
17
Carlsberg A/s is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Racing King added
18
Anchor Brewing Company ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
19
Anheuser-Busch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Malt Beverages, Brewing
Budweiser, Michelob, Stella Artois, Becks, Bass
20
Pabst Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schlitz, Old Milwaukee, Olympia, St. Ides, Colt 45
21
Brooklyn Brewery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
22
Molson Coors Brewing Com... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Malt Beverages, Brewing
Molson, Coors
23
Pilsner Urquell Brewery ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Norbert Šubík added Alcoholic beverage
Pilsner Urquell
24
Modelo Brewery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Modelo Especial, Negro Modelo, Pacifico, Estrella, Montego
25
Deschutes Brewery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Breweries, Alcoholic beverage