Earlier today (31 March), US trade body The Brewers Association released a list of the largest brewers in the country in volume terms. Here is a list of the top 50.

Click here, meanwhile, for a list of the top 50 craft brewers operating in the US.

Top 50 Overall US Brewing Companies, based on 2013 sales volume

Rank Brewing Company City State Rank Change
1 Anheuser-Busch Inc St. Louis MO 0
2 MillerCoors Chicago IL 0
3 Pabst Brewing Co Los Angeles CA 0
4 D. G. Yuengling and Son Inc Pottsville PA 0
5 Boston Beer Co Boston MA 0
6 North American Breweries Rochester NY 0
7 Sierra Nevada Brewing Co Chico CA 0
8 New Belgium Brewing Co Fort Collins CO 0
9 Craft Brew Alliance, Inc Portland OR 0
10 Gambrinus San Antonio TX 0
11 Lagunitas Brewing Co Petaluma CA 2
12 Deschutes Brewery Bend OR 0
13 Bell's Brewery, Inc Galesburg MI 1
14 Duvel Moortgat USA Kansas City & Cooperstown MO/NY NA
15 Minhas Craft Brewery Monroe WI -4
16 Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn NY 2
17 Stone Brewing Co Escondido CA 0
18 Matt Brewing Co Utica NY -3
19 Harpoon Brewery Boston MA -3
20 Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Milton DE 0
21 Shipyard Brewing Co Portland ME 2
22 Abita Brewing Co Abita Springs LA -1
23 Firestone Walker Brewing Co Paso Robles CA 6
24 Alaskan Brewing Co Juneau AK 0
25 New Glarus Brewing Co New Glarus WI 1
26 SweetWater Brewing Co Atlanta GA 7
27 Great Lakes Brewing Co Cleveland OH 1
28 August Schell Brewing Co New Ulm MN -3
29 Anchor Brewing Co San Francisco CA 1
30 World Brews/Winery Exchange Novato CA -8
31 Long Trail Brewing Co Bridgewater Corners VT -4
32 Summit Brewing Co St. Paul MN 0
33 Oskar Blues Brewery Longmont CO 3
34 Full Sail Brewing Co Hood River OR -1
35 Founders Brewing Co Grand Rapids MI 6
36 Rogue Ales Newport OR -5
37 Victory Brewing Co Downingtown PA -2
38 Ballast Point Brewing Co San Diego CA New
39 Ninkasi Brewing Co Eugene OR 3
40 Southern Tier Brewing Co Lakewood NY 8
41 Mendocino Brewing Co Ukiah CA -3
42 Cold Spring Brewing Co/ Third Street Brewhouse Cold Spring MN -3
43 Flying Dog Brewery Frederick MD -3
44 Odell Brewing Co Fort Collins CO 0
45 Stevens Point Brewery Co Stevens Point WI 1
46 Bear Republic Brewing Co Cloverdale CA -1
47 Pittsburgh Brewing Co Pittsburgh PA -10
48 Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe Eureka CA 1
49 Narragansett Brewing Co Providence RI New
50 Left Hand Brewing Co Longmont CO New

Source: Brewers Association

The Association's full 2013 industry analysis, which shows regional trends and sales by individual breweries, will be published in the May/June issue of its member magazine, The New Brewer, available in May.

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