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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
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage, Brewing
3
Dogfish Head Brewery is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
4
Stone Brewing Co. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
5
New Belgium Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
Fat Tire
6
Samuel Adams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Malt Beverages, Breweries, Alcoholic beverage
Samuel Adams
7
Anheuser-Busch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Malt Beverages, Brewing
Budweiser, Michelob, Stella Artois, Becks, Bass
8
Yuengling is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
9
Heineken International is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Malt Beverages, Breweries
Heineken, Amstel, Cordoba, Tiger, Murphy's
10
Chimay Brewery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Beer Companies
11
Founders Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage, Brewing
12
Deschutes Brewery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Breweries, Alcoholic beverage
13
Great Lakes Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
14
Miller Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
15
Lagunitas Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
16
Blue Moon Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Beer Companies
17
Rogue Ales is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
18
Anchor Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
19
Kona Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Beer Companies
vento added Alcoholic beverage
20
Pilsner Urquell Brewery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Norbert Šubík added Alcoholic beverage
Pilsner Urquell
21
Flying Dog Brewery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
22
Bell's Brewery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
23
Goose Island Brewery is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
24
Bavaria – St. Pauli Brewery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Beer Companies
25
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Comp... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Beer Companies
dca1983 added Brewing