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?

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472 294
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
223 166
Stone Brewing Co. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Stone Brewing Co. Alcoholic beverage

3
272 219
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

4
248 180
Dogfish Head Brewery is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Dogfish Head Brewery Alcoholic beverage

5
300 256
Yuengling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Yuengling Alcoholic beverage

6
232 167
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
391 234
Samuel Adams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Samuel Adams Malt Beverages, Breweries, Alcoholic beverage - Samuel Adams

8
223 319
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
190 190
Chimay Brewery is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Beer Companies

10
95 134
Deschutes Brewery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Deschutes Brewery Breweries, Alcoholic beverage

11
149 150
Founders Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Founders Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage, Brewing

12
115 117
Great Lakes Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Great Lakes Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

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301 258
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
130 120
Lagunitas Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Lagunitas Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

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267 241
Blue Moon Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Beer Companies

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144 142
Rogue Ales is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Rogue Ales Alcoholic beverage

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120 121
Anchor Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Anchor Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

18
194 239
Miller Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Miller Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

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80 118
Flying Dog Brewery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Flying Dog Brewery Alcoholic beverage

20
89 143
Firestone-Walker Brewery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Beer Companies

21
93 103
Bell's Brewery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Bell's Brewery Alcoholic beverage

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116 134
Bavaria – St. Pauli Brewery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Beer Companies

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87 124
Kona Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Beer Companies
vento added Kona Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

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39 55
Left Hand Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Left Hand Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

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36 33
Pilsner Urquell Brewery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Norbert Šubík added Pilsner Urquell Brewery Alcoholic beverage - Pilsner Urquell

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50 54
Spoetzl Brewery is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Beer Companies
azzy_roth added Spoetzl Brewery Brewerie

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132 139
Goose Island Brewery is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Goose Island Brewery Alcoholic beverage

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48 92
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

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36 41
Ballast Point Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Beer Companies

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110 117
Brooklyn Brewery is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Brooklyn Brewery Alcoholic beverage

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30 85
Shipyard Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Beer Companies
liplip added Shipyard Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

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124 165
Modelo Brewery is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Modelo Brewery Modelo Especial, Negro Modelo, Pacifico, Estrella, Montego

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80 162
Kronenbourg Brewery is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Kronenbourg Brewery Alcoholic beverage

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83 110
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Comp... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Beer Companies
dca1983 added Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company Brewing

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33 74
Smuttynose Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Beer Companies

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41 78
Allagash Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Beer Companies
liplip added Allagash Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

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25 49
Bear Republic Brewing is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Bear Republic Brewing

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38 75
Unibroue is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Unibroue Alcoholic beverage

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32 49
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weih... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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146 141
Hoegaarden Brewery is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Hoegaarden Brewery Alcoholic beverage

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28 30
Alaskan Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Alaskan Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

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27 41
Bitburger brewery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Beer Companies
janolvegg added Bitburger brewery Alcoholic beverage

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25 57
Ninkasi Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Ninkasi Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

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46 98
Abita Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Beer Companies
azzy_roth added Abita Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

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125 171
Molson Coors Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Molson Coors Brewing Company Malt Beverages, Brewing - Molson, Coors

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68 88
Boulevard Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Beer Companies

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130 130
Duvel Moortgat Brewery is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Duvel Moortgat Brewery Alcoholic beverage

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116 161
Pabst Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Beer Companies
Pabst Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage - Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schlitz, Old Milwaukee, Olympia, St. Ides, Colt 45

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17 31
Big Sky Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Beer Companies

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17 33
Asahi Breweries is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Beer Companies
yokaotoko added Asahi Breweries Malt Beverages, Flour Milling and Malt Manufacturing, Beverage industry