Drinks The Top Beer Companies  

Bottoms Up
Originally by
17k votes 1.8k voters 96k views 139 items

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
499 305
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
226 177
Stone Brewing Co. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

3
275 230
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

4
252 191
Dogfish Head Brewery is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

5
313 266
Yuengling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

6
240 175
New Belgium Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage - Fat Tire

7
404 241
Samuel Adams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Malt Beverages, Breweries, Alcoholic beverage - Samuel Adams

8
238 332
Anheuser-Busch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Malt Beverages, Brewing - Budweiser, Michelob, Stella Artois, Becks, Bass

9
194 196
Chimay Brewery is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Beer Companies

10
98 141
Deschutes Brewery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Breweries, Alcoholic beverage

11
155 154
Founders Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

12
118 124
Great Lakes Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

13
307 270
Heineken International is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Malt Beverages, Breweries - Heineken, Amstel, Cordoba, Tiger, Murphy's

14
134 127
Lagunitas Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

15
273 249
Blue Moon Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Beer Companies

16
147 149
Rogue Ales is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

17
122 127
Anchor Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

18
202 246
Miller Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

19
82 124
Flying Dog Brewery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

20
90 150
Firestone-Walker Brewery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Beer Companies

21
96 107
Bell's Brewery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

22
119 139
Bavaria – St. Pauli Brewery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Beer Companies

23
88 129
Kona Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Beer Companies
vento added Alcoholic beverage

24
137 144
Goose Island Brewery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

25
49 96
North Coast Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Beer Companies
slackMFr added Alcoholic beverage

26
39 60
Left Hand Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

27
32 88
Shipyard Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Beer Companies
liplip added Alcoholic beverage

28
51 59
Spoetzl Brewery is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Beer Companies
azzy_roth added Spoetzl Brewery Brewerie

29
129 168
Modelo Brewery is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Modelo Especial, Negro Modelo, Pacifico, Estrella, Montego

30
37 38
Pilsner Urquell Brewery is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Norbert Šubík added Alcoholic beverage - Pilsner Urquell

31
37 43
Ballast Point Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Beer Companies

32
113 120
Brooklyn Brewery is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

33
80 166
Kronenbourg Brewery is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

34
34 76
Smuttynose Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Beer Companies

35
85 113
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Comp... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Beer Companies
dca1983 added Brewing

36
42 79
Allagash Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Beer Companies
liplip added Alcoholic beverage

37
26 50
Bear Republic Brewing is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Bear Republic Brewing

38
39 77
Unibroue is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

39
33 51
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weih... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

40
29 31
Alaskan Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

41
29 44
Bitburger brewery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Beer Companies
janolvegg added Alcoholic beverage

42
26 59
Ninkasi Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

43
129 173
Molson Coors Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Malt Beverages, Brewing - Molson, Coors

44
122 164
Pabst Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage - Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schlitz, Old Milwaukee, Olympia, St. Ides, Colt 45

45
147 144
Hoegaarden Brewery is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

46
46 100
Abita Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Beer Companies
azzy_roth added Alcoholic beverage

47
69 90
Boulevard Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Beer Companies

48
18 32
Big Sky Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Beer Companies

49
130 132
Duvel Moortgat Brewery is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

50
18 34
Asahi Breweries is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Beer Companies
yokaotoko added Malt Beverages, Flour Milling and Malt Manufacturing, Beverage industry