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The release reads:


The Brewers
(BA)—the not-for-profit trade group representing small
and independent
craft brewers—today released its annual lists of the
top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer
sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 40 were craft
brewing companies.1

“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.”

& Download Map of Top 50

For a complete list of brands in the overall brewing category, please

A comprehensive State of the Industry report will be delivered during
the 2017
Craft Brewers Conference
, held from April 10-13, 2017 in Washington,
D.C. The Association’s full 2016 industry analysis, which shows regional
trends and sales by individual breweries, will be published in the
May/June issue of The
New Brewer
, available in May 2017.

1 Figure based on companies that met craft brewer definition
for all or part of 2016. An American craft brewer is small, independent
and traditional. Small: Annual production of 6 million barrels of beer
or less (approximately 3 percent of U.S. annual sales). Beer production
is attributed to the rules of alternating proprietorships. Independent:
Less than 25 percent of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or
equivalent economic interest) by an alcoholic beverage industry member
that is not itself a craft brewer. Traditional: A brewer that has a
majority of its total beverage alcohol volume in beers whose flavor
derives from traditional or innovative brewing ingredients and their
fermentation. Flavored malt beverages (FMBs) are not considered beers.

About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association
dedicated to small
and independent
American brewers, their beers and the community of
brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than
70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99
percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events including
the World
Beer CupSM
American Beer Festival®
Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®
An American Craft Beer & Food Experience
Homebrew Competition
 and American
Craft Beer Week
®. The BA publishes The
New Brewer
magazine and its Brewers
 division is the largest publisher of contemporary and
relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft
beer at and
about homebrewing via the BA’s American
Homebrewers Association
 and the free Brew
 mobile app. Follow us on Facebook
and Twitter.

The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender,
religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or
marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive
Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the
Secretary of Labor.


On behalf of the Brewers Association
Abby Cohen, 646-695-7044