Say what you will about Brooklyn Brewery, but there is absolutely no denying that they’re at the top of their game. The company opened a brewery in Sweden this month, began collaborating with the Culinary Institute of America to open an on-campus brewery and they’ll sponsor anything from a bris to a brouhaha.
Today, the Brewer’s Association, a trade organization that represents small, independent breweries, published its annual list of the top 50 U.S. craft breweries (based on beer sales volume) and Brooklyn Brewery managed to knock Utica, NY’s Matt Brewery and Escondido, CA’s Stone Brewing Co. down a few notches, claiming 9th place. What’s more, when Brooklyn Brewery was put up against beer behemoths like Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors, they still managed to stay in the Top 20, coming in 16th place overall. Our very own BB is eating the competition up.
Overall, New York had a very strong showing, especially in the craft beer category. The aforementioned Matt Brewing Co. made the Top 50 as well as Southern Tier (31st), the recently acquired Blue Point (42nd) and Red Hook’s Sixpoint (43rd). Craft beer meccas like California and Colorado continue to dominate, but NY isn’t doing too shabby.
You can find the full list here.
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