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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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465 285
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
217 161
Stone Brewing Co. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Stone Brewing Co. Alcoholic beverage

3
268 213
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

4
242 174
Dogfish Head Brewery is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Dogfish Head Brewery Alcoholic beverage

5
293 252
Yuengling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Yuengling Alcoholic beverage

6
227 164
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
384 231
Samuel Adams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Samuel Adams Malt Beverages, Breweries, Alcoholic beverage - Samuel Adams

8
215 311
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
185 186
Chimay Brewery is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Beer Companies

10
143 145
Founders Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Founders Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

11
90 130
Deschutes Brewery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Deschutes Brewery Breweries, Alcoholic beverage

12
297 253
Heineken International is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Heineken International Malt Beverages, Breweries - Heineken, Amstel, Cordoba, Tiger, Murphy's

13
112 114
Great Lakes Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Great Lakes Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

14
126 116
Lagunitas Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Lagunitas Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

The Best of Premium Cable TV Series

15
264 235
Blue Moon Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Beer Companies

16
141 140
Rogue Ales is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Rogue Ales Alcoholic beverage

17
118 118
Anchor Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Anchor Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

18
191 234
Miller Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Miller Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

19
77 116
Flying Dog Brewery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Flying Dog Brewery Alcoholic beverage

20
113 128
Bavaria – St. Pauli Brewery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Beer Companies

21
85 141
Firestone-Walker Brewery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Beer Companies

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22
89 101
Bell's Brewery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Bell's Brewery Alcoholic beverage

23
35 29
Pilsner Urquell Brewery is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Norbert Šubík added Pilsner Urquell Brewery Alcoholic beverage - Pilsner Urquell

24
84 120
Kona Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Beer Companies
vento added Kona Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

25
131 135
Goose Island Brewery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Goose Island Brewery Alcoholic beverage

26
37 53
Left Hand Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Left Hand Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

27
48 52
Spoetzl Brewery is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Beer Companies
azzy_roth added Spoetzl Brewery Brewerie

28
47 89
North Coast Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Beer Companies
slackMFr added North Coast Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

The Best Sam Adams Beers

29
108 115
Brooklyn Brewery is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Brooklyn Brewery Alcoholic beverage

30
33 40
Ballast Point Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Beer Companies

31
121 162
Modelo Brewery is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Modelo Brewery Modelo Especial, Negro Modelo, Pacifico, Estrella, Montego

32
29 82
Shipyard Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Beer Companies
liplip added Shipyard Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

33
83 106
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Comp... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Beer Companies
dca1983 added Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company Brewing

34
79 158
Kronenbourg Brewery is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Kronenbourg Brewery Alcoholic beverage

35
40 75
Allagash Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Beer Companies
liplip added Allagash Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

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36
31 73
Smuttynose Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Beer Companies

37
38 71
Unibroue is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Unibroue Alcoholic beverage

38
31 46
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weih... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

39
144 138
Hoegaarden Brewery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Hoegaarden Brewery Alcoholic beverage

40
23 47
Bear Republic Brewing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Bear Republic Brewing

41
26 38
Bitburger brewery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Beer Companies
janolvegg added Bitburger brewery Alcoholic beverage

42
130 126
Duvel Moortgat Brewery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Duvel Moortgat Brewery Alcoholic beverage

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43
26 28
Alaskan Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alaskan Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

44
46 94
Abita Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Beer Companies
azzy_roth added Abita Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

45
24 54
Ninkasi Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Ninkasi Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

46
116 157
Pabst Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Pabst Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage - Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schlitz, Old Milwaukee, Olympia, St. Ides, Colt 45

47
123 168
Molson Coors Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Molson Coors Brewing Company Malt Beverages, Brewing - Molson, Coors

48
66 86
Boulevard Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Beer Companies

49
23 11
Carlsberg A/s is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Racing King added Carlsberg A/s

50
11 21
AleSmith Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Beer Companies
clash1977 added AleSmith Brewing Company