Drinks 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
493 301
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
275 224
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

3
224 174
Stone Brewing Co. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

4
251 187
Dogfish Head Brewery is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

5
310 263
Yuengling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

6
237 175
New Belgium Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage - Fat Tire

7
401 240
Samuel Adams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Malt Beverages, Breweries, Alcoholic beverage - Samuel Adams

8
236 328
Anheuser-Busch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Malt Beverages, Brewing - Budweiser, Michelob, Stella Artois, Becks, Bass

9
194 195
Chimay Brewery is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Beer Companies

10
97 141
Deschutes Brewery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Breweries, Alcoholic beverage

11
153 154
Founders Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

12
118 123
Great Lakes Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

13
306 268
Heineken International is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Malt Beverages, Breweries - Heineken, Amstel, Cordoba, Tiger, Murphy's

14
133 126
Lagunitas Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

15
272 247
Blue Moon Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Beer Companies

16
145 148
Rogue Ales is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

17
121 126
Anchor Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

18
201 244
Miller Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

19
81 124
Flying Dog Brewery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

20
89 150
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
49 96
North Coast Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Beer Companies
slackMFr added Alcoholic beverage

25
136 143
Goose Island Brewery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Beer Companies
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
128 167
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
112 120
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
85 113
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Comp... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Beer Companies
dca1983 added Brewing

35
33 76
Smuttynose Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Beer Companies

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 44
Bitburger brewery is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Beer Companies
janolvegg added Alcoholic beverage

41
29 31
Alaskan Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

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

43
147 143
Hoegaarden Brewery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

44
129 173
Molson Coors Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Malt Beverages, Brewing - Molson, Coors

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

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