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
515 315
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
230 184
Stone Brewing Co. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

3
281 238
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

4
263 192
Dogfish Head Brewery is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

5
326 268
Yuengling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

6
248 177
New Belgium Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage
Fat Tire

7
415 245
Samuel Adams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Malt Beverages, Breweries, Alcoholic beverage
Samuel Adams

8
241 344
Anheuser-Busch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Malt Beverages, Brewing
Budweiser, Michelob, Stella Artois, Becks, Bass

9
197 198
Chimay Brewery is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Beer Companies

10
103 144
Deschutes Brewery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Breweries, Alcoholic beverage

11
162 158
Founders Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

12
123 128
Great Lakes Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

13
317 276
Heineken International is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Malt Beverages, Breweries
Heineken, Amstel, Cordoba, Tiger, Murphy's

14
136 131
Lagunitas Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

15
278 256
Blue Moon Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Beer Companies

16
149 151
Rogue Ales is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

17
123 129
Anchor Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

18
208 252
Miller Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

19
86 128
Flying Dog Brewery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

20
97 152
Firestone-Walker Brewery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Beer Companies

21
104 109
Bell's Brewery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alcoholic beverage

22
121 142
Bavaria – St. Pauli Brewery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Beer Companies

23
89 131
Kona Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Beer Companies
vento added Alcoholic beverage

24
51 96
North Coast Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Beer Companies
slackMFr added Alcoholic beverage

25
40 38
Pilsner Urquell Brewery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Norbert Šubík added Alcoholic beverage
Pilsner Urquell