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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?
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433 270
Guinness is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Guinness Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers - Guinness, Harp Lager

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2
262 200
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

3
207 152
Stone Brewing Co. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Stone Brewing Co. Alcoholic beverage

4
233 166
Dogfish Head Brewery is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Dogfish Head Brewery Alcoholic beverage

5
282 244
Yuengling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Yuengling Alcoholic beverage

6
217 154
New Belgium Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Beer Companies
New Belgium Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage - Fat Tire

7
369 227
Samuel Adams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Samuel Adams Malt Beverages, Breweries, Alcoholic beverage - Samuel Adams

8
204 292
Anheuser-Busch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Anheuser-Busch Malt Beverages, Brewing - Budweiser, Michelob, Stella Artois, Becks, Bass

9
185 178
Chimay Brewery is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Beer Companies

10
86 121
Deschutes Brewery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Deschutes Brewery Breweries, Alcoholic beverage

11
109 106
Great Lakes Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Great Lakes Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

12
136 138
Founders Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Founders Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

13
121 110
Lagunitas Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Lagunitas Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

14
279 247
Heineken International is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Heineken International Malt Beverages, Breweries - Heineken, Amstel, Cordoba, Tiger, Murphy's

15
254 227
Blue Moon Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Beer Companies

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16
139 134
Rogue Ales is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Rogue Ales Alcoholic beverage

17
115 111
Anchor Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Anchor Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

18
183 224
Miller Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Miller Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

19
76 109
Flying Dog Brewery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Flying Dog Brewery Alcoholic beverage

20
31 39
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weih... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Beer Companies
julian-matthias added Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

21
83 134
Firestone-Walker Brewery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Beer Companies

22
85 95
Bell's Brewery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Bell's Brewery Alcoholic beverage

23
47 81
North Coast Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Beer Companies
slackMFr added North Coast Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

24
81 114
Kona Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Beer Companies
vento added Kona Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

25
128 128
Goose Island Brewery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Goose Island Brewery Alcoholic beverage

26
104 123
Bavaria – St. Pauli Brewery is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Beer Companies

27
28 23
Pilsner Urquell Brewery is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Norbert Šubík added Pilsner Urquell Brewery Alcoholic beverage - Pilsner Urquell

28
34 48
Left Hand Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Left Hand Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

29
107 109
Brooklyn Brewery is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Brooklyn Brewery Alcoholic beverage

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42 47
Spoetzl Brewery is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Beer Companies
azzy_roth added Spoetzl Brewery Brewerie

31
28 76
Shipyard Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Beer Companies
liplip added Shipyard Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

32
77 152
Kronenbourg Brewery is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Kronenbourg Brewery Alcoholic beverage

33
116 158
Modelo Brewery is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Modelo Brewery Modelo Especial, Negro Modelo, Pacifico, Estrella, Montego

34
40 70
Allagash Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Beer Companies
liplip added Allagash Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

35
28 36
Ballast Point Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Beer Companies

36
31 69
Smuttynose Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Beer Companies

37
37 66
Unibroue is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Unibroue Alcoholic beverage

38
23 41
Bear Republic Brewing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Bear Republic Brewing

39
76 102
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Comp... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Beer Companies
dca1983 added Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company Brewing

40
142 132
Hoegaarden Brewery is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Hoegaarden Brewery Alcoholic beverage

41
24 48
Ninkasi Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Ninkasi Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

42
129 121
Duvel Moortgat Brewery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Duvel Moortgat Brewery Alcoholic beverage

43
24 24
Alaskan Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alaskan Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

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44
21 33
Bitburger brewery is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Beer Companies
janolvegg added Bitburger brewery Alcoholic beverage

45
64 81
Boulevard Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Beer Companies

46
36 60
Rothaus Badische Staatsbrauere... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Beer Companies

47
26 45
BrewDog is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Beer Companies
sebbzor added BrewDog Alcoholic beverage

48
9 18
AleSmith Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Beer Companies
clash1977 added AleSmith Brewing Company

49
41 90
Abita Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Beer Companies
azzy_roth added Abita Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

50
13 25
Big Sky Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Beer Companies