Top 12 Craft Breweries

The top 12 craft beer brewers in America in 2008, by sales:

1. Boston Beer Co. in Boston, MA

2. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, CA

3. New Belgium Brewing Co. in Fort Collins, CO

4. Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, TX

5. Pyramid Breweries Inc. in Seattle, WA

6. Deschutes Brewery in Bend, OR

7. Matt Brewing Co. in Utica, NY

8. Boulevard Brewing Co. in Kansas City, MO

9. Full Sail Brewing Co. in Hood River, OR

10. Magic Hat Brewing Co. in Burlington, VT

11. Alaskan Brewing Co. in Juneau, AK

12. Harpoon Brewery in Boston, MA

Are any on the list surprising to you? I must say, despite the many types of craft beer I’ve tried thus far, I haven’t had brews from the majority of the list. Guess I should get crackin’!

What breweries, if any, would you have expected to see here?


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