… if you are really bad at guessing things because Yuengling is No. 1, which you probably knew. Oh, sorry — was that misleading? My bad, but hey, at least this isn’t all #fakenews. The actual top 50 craft breweries for 2016 are listed below.
Yes, the Brewers Association (BA), the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers, released its annual lists of the Top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the United States, based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 40 were craft brewing companies.
“With such a broad range of brewers in today’s beer landscape, the leading small and independent producers have helped build the craft brewing industry to what it is today,” said Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Association. “Embracing their experience and ability to thrive and overcome challenges, the top producing craft brewers will continue to inspire, innovate and influence the future of beer.”
Is Lagunitas not considered a craft brewer? ?
Keith Gribbins says
Not according to the BA’s definition. You’re drinking half Heineken. https://www.craftbrewingbusiness.com/business-marketing/lagunitasheineken-deal-means-craft-brewing-whole/
And Tony Magee, pfft. https://www.craftbrewingbusiness.com/business-marketing/lagunitas-teaches-heineken-how-to-sell-beer-to-americans/