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

Head over here for a list of the overall top 50 brewers operating in the US.

Top 50 US Craft Brewing Companies, based on 2012 sales volumes

Rank Brewing Company City State Rank Change
1 Boston Beer Co Boston MA 0
2 Sierra Nevada Brewing Co Chico CA 0
3 New Belgium Brewing Co Fort Collins CO 0
4 Gambrinus San Antonio TX 0
5 Lagunitas Brewing Co Petaluma CA 1
6 Deschutes Brewery Bend OR -1
7 Bell's Brewery, Inc Galesburg MI 0
8 Duvel Moortgat USA Kansas City & Cooperstown MO/NY N/A
9 Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn NY 1
10 Stone Brewing Co Escondido CA -2
11 Matt Brewing Co Utica NY -2
12 Harpoon Brewery Boston MA 1
13 Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Milton DE -1
14 Shipyard Brewing Co Portland ME 1
15 Abita Brewing Co Abita Springs LA -1
16 Firestone Walker Brewing Co Paso Robles CA 4
17 Alaskan Brewing Co Juneau AK -1
18 New Glarus Brewing Co New Glarus WI -1
19 SweetWater Brewing Co Atlanta GA 5
20 Great Lakes Brewing Co Cleveland OH -1
21 Anchor Brewing Co San Francisco CA 0
22 Long Trail Brewing Co Bridgewater Corners VT -4
23 Summit Brewing Co St. Paul MN 0
24 Oskar Blues Brewery Longmont CO 3
25 Full Sail Brewing Co Hood River OR -1
26 Founders Brewing Co Grand Rapids MI 4
27 Rogue Ales Newport OR -5
28 Victory Brewing Co Downingtown PA -2
29 Ballast Point Brewing Co San Diego CA 17
30 Ninkasi Brewing Co Eugene OR 1
31 Southern Tier Brewing Co Lakewood NY 6
32 Cold Spring Brewing Co/Third Street Brewhouse Cold Spring MN -4
33 Flying Dog Brewery Frederick MD -4
34 Odell Brewing Co Fort Collins CO -1
35 Stevens Point Brewery Co Stevens Point WI 0
36 Bear Republic Brewing Co Cloverdale CA -2
37 Lost Coast Brewery & Cafe Eureka CA 1
38 Left Hand Brewing Co Longmont CO 5
39 CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc Chattanooga & Louisville TN/CO -7
40 Breckenridge Brewery Denver CO 1
41 Karl Strauss Brewing Co San Diego CA -2
42 Blue Point Brewing Co Patchogue NY -6
43 Sixpoint Brewery Brooklyn NY New
44 BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc Huntington Beach CA -4
45 North Coast Brewing Co Inc Fort Bragg CA -3
46 Uinta Brewing Co Salt Lake City UT 3
47 Allagash Brewing Co Portland ME 1
48 Saint Arnold Brewing Co Houston TX -3
49 Gordon Biersch Brewing Co San Jose CA New
50 21st Amendment Brewery San Francisco CA 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.