The Brewers Association, a not-for-profit commerce group representing brewers, launched its annual itemizing Tuesday breaking down the 50 highest-producing craft brewing companies in the United States.
For the fifth straight yr, Pottsville’s D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc. was named the very best craft brewer in the game.
The brewery began producing beer in the 19th century, and at 190 years outdated is the oldest brewery in the nation. Yuengling led the itemizing, adopted by a former No. 1, Boston Beer Company, which manufactures Sam Adams mannequin beers.
The Brewers Association itemizing depends on the amount of beer supplied. Even stacked up in the direction of non-craft breweries, Yuengling ranks sixth in the nation in product sales by amount, in line with the affiliation.
Other Pennsylvania breweries, or on the very least Pennsylvania-connected breweries on the itemizing embody Artisanal Brewing Ventures, which owns Downingtown’s Victory Brewing, and Hersehy’s Troegs Independent Brewing. But climbed just some spots each on the lists.
This yr, Artisanal Brewing (owners of New York’s Southern Tier Brewing and Sixpoint Brewery in addition to Victory in Downingtown, Chester County) ranks 11th amongst craft brewing companies and 20th amongst all brewers, up from 14th and 24th, respectively, in 2018.
Troegs jumped to 27th amongst craft companies and 37th complete, up from 30th and 40th, respectively, ultimate yr.
Unsurprisingly, 5 industrial beer companies — Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, Constellation (which produces Corona and Modelo beers, amongst completely different producers), Heineken, and Pabst Brewing Company — led the final itemizing.
Late ultimate yr, Yuengling began selling restricted model beer cans to have enjoyable its milestone anniversary birthday, most important as a lot as a celebration on April 18, that features excursions by way of the brewery’s “hand-dug fermentation caves.”
The solely completely different beer maker from the realm on the itemizing is Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware. Once the smallest brewery in the nation, Dogfish Head rank 13th on the craft beer product sales amount itemizing and 22nd on the final itemizing.