BA Top 50 Breweries

Today the Brewer’s Association released their list of the top 50 breweries by volume in 2009. At the top is no real surprise with Boston Beer Co., makers of Sam Adams, came out on top with Sierra Nevada and New Belgium at numbers 2 and 3 respectively. Obviously when you look at the top 50 craft brewers in the America the list is going to be impressive, but there were some surprises, at least to me. The biggest being Kona Brewing Co. (HI)  at #13. I realized that they were the largest Hawaiian brewery, but I did not expect them to be that high up the list. Kona produced more beer last year than Stone (#15), Dogfish Head(#16), and Rogue (#24). 25 different states had breweries representing them, which I think is a testament to how wide spread craft beer has become.

BA Top 50


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