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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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1
443 273
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

2
263 207
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

3
207 157
Stone Brewing Co. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Stone Brewing Co. Alcoholic beverage

4
235 171
Dogfish Head Brewery is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Dogfish Head Brewery Alcoholic beverage

5
284 247
Yuengling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Yuengling Alcoholic beverage

6
219 158
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
372 229
Samuel Adams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Samuel Adams Malt Beverages, Breweries, Alcoholic beverage - Samuel Adams

8
208 297
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
185 181
Chimay Brewery is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Beer Companies

10
86 125
Deschutes Brewery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Deschutes Brewery Breweries, Alcoholic beverage

11
138 141
Founders Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Founders Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

12
110 110
Great Lakes Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Great Lakes Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

13
284 249
Heineken International is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Heineken International Malt Beverages, Breweries - Heineken, Amstel, Cordoba, Tiger, Murphy's

14
122 112
Lagunitas Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Lagunitas Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

15
140 136
Rogue Ales is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Rogue Ales Alcoholic beverage

16
255 231
Blue Moon Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Beer Companies

17
116 114
Anchor Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Anchor Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

18
187 229
Miller Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Miller Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

19
76 112
Flying Dog Brewery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Flying Dog Brewery Alcoholic beverage

20
83 137
Firestone-Walker Brewery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Beer Companies

21
87 98
Bell's Brewery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Bell's Brewery Alcoholic beverage

The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now

22
31 42
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weih... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Beer Companies
julian-matthias added Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

23
82 116
Kona Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Beer Companies
vento added Kona Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

24
106 125
Bavaria – St. Pauli Brewery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Beer Companies

25
47 84
North Coast Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Beer Companies
slackMFr added North Coast Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

26
35 50
Left Hand Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Left Hand Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

27
128 131
Goose Island Brewery is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Goose Island Brewery Alcoholic beverage

28
28 26
Pilsner Urquell Brewery is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Norbert Šubík added Pilsner Urquell Brewery Alcoholic beverage - Pilsner Urquell

The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows

29
107 112
Brooklyn Brewery is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Brooklyn Brewery Alcoholic beverage

30
28 79
Shipyard Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Beer Companies
liplip added Shipyard Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

31
43 50
Spoetzl Brewery is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Beer Companies
azzy_roth added Spoetzl Brewery Brewerie

32
77 155
Kronenbourg Brewery is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Kronenbourg Brewery Alcoholic beverage

33
117 160
Modelo Brewery is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Modelo Brewery Modelo Especial, Negro Modelo, Pacifico, Estrella, Montego

34
79 104
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Comp... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Beer Companies
dca1983 added Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company Brewing

35
40 72
Allagash Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Beer Companies
liplip added Allagash Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

The Countries with the Best Beer

36
29 38
Ballast Point Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Beer Companies

37
31 71
Smuttynose Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Beer Companies

38
37 68
Unibroue is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Unibroue Alcoholic beverage

39
23 43
Bear Republic Brewing is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Bear Republic Brewing

40
24 50
Ninkasi Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Ninkasi Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

41
142 134
Hoegaarden Brewery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Hoegaarden Brewery Alcoholic beverage

42
129 123
Duvel Moortgat Brewery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Duvel Moortgat Brewery Alcoholic beverage

The Best Men's Cowboy Boots

43
24 26
Alaskan Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alaskan Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

44
66 82
Boulevard Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Beer Companies

45
22 35
Bitburger brewery is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Beer Companies
janolvegg added Bitburger brewery Alcoholic beverage

46
42 91
Abita Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Beer Companies
azzy_roth added Abita Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

47
36 62
Rothaus Badische Staatsbrauere... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Beer Companies

48
10 19
AleSmith Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Beer Companies
clash1977 added AleSmith Brewing Company

49
110 153
Pabst Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Pabst Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage - Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schlitz, Old Milwaukee, Olympia, St. Ides, Colt 45

50
26 47
BrewDog is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Beer Companies
sebbzor added BrewDog Alcoholic beverage