The Brewers Association today (March 15) released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and top 50 overall breweries in the U.S. based on 2016 sales volume.
Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Cleveland, the only Ohio-owned brewery on the craft list, came in 21st. It's the same position as last year.
Boston Beer Co., which has a Samuel Adams brewery in Cincinnati, was second on the craft list and sixth on the overall list.
The top five craft breweries — which remained unchanged from a year ago — were: D.G. Yuengling & Son, Boston Beer, Sierra Nevada, New Belgium and Gambrinus.
Forty of the 50 overall largest breweries were craft brewers. The top five largest overall breweries were, in order: Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, Pabst, Yuengling and North American Breweries.
“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,” Brewers Association chief economist Bart Watson said in a prepared statement. “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.”
To view the full lists, click here.