Brewers Association Unveils 2018 Rankings of Top US Brewing Companies

The Brewers Association today released its annual rankings of the top U.S. beer companies based on projected 2018 sales volume. Amongst BA-defined small and independent craft brewing companies – those businesses that make fewer than 6 million barrels of beer annually and are less than 25 percent owned by a non-craft brewer – Pennsylvania’s D.G. Yuengling & Son once again secured the top spot as the largest producer of craft beer in the U.S. Boston Beer Company and Sierra Nevada Brewing ranked second and third, respectively, and the top seven-ranked breweries remained unchanged versus last year. The Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective – which consists of Oskar Blues, Cigar City Brewing, Perrin Brewing, Utah Brewers Cooperative, Deep Ellum Brewing, and Three Weavers Brewing – moved up one spot, to eighth, while Stone Brewing fell one spot, to ninth. Meanwhile, Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery held onto its 10th place ranking. In total, 16 of the top 50 craft breweries maintained their positions, while another six companies shifted ahead one place. Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist made the biggest leap forward last year, moving up an eye-catching 11 places (to 28th) from its ranking as the 39th...

Lupulin to operate second location after purchasing South Dakota brewery | Free

Showers early, becoming a steady rain later in the day. High 59F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm during the evening, then some lingering showers still possible overnight. Low 37F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Upon closing of the sale, Hydra Beer Company’s current location in Sioux Fallswill become Lupulin’s newest brewery and taproom. Following the install of Lupulin’s new state of the art 30 bbl brewhouse in April 2019, the company partnered with Global Distributing, Inc. of Sioux Falls, to distribute Lupulin’s line of award-winning beer throughout South Dakota. Acquiring Hydra Beer Company allows Lupulin to augment that distribution agreement and make a deeper connection with Sioux Falls and the greater South Dakota community. “We are excited to become a part of this growing community. The Sioux Falls market is an ideal fit for us. We have family and friends living in southwest Minnesota and Sioux Falls. It has always felt like a home away from home to me,” said Matt Schiller, Vice President of operations and co-founder of Lupelin Brewing Co. ...