Once upon a time, there were millions of smaller breweries all over the world. But sadly a lot of those smaller craft brewers have been swallowed up by these ten super breweries who own and produce not just a few, but thousands of beer brands…
The Top Ten Largest Breweries in the World
10 – Boston Beer Company – Massachusetts, United States
Wiki Info: The Boston Beer Company is a brewer founded in 1984. Boston Beer Company’s first brand of beer was named Samuel Adams (often shortened to Sam Adams) after Founding Father Samuel Adams, an American revolutionary patriot. The company launched Angry Orchard brand hard ciders in 2012.
9 – D.G. Yuengling & Sons Inc. – Pennsylvania, United States
Wiki Info: D. G. Yuengling & Son is the oldest operating brewing company in the United States, established in 1829. It is one of the largest breweries by volume in the country. Based on volume sold in 2016, Yuengling was the top craft beer company in the U.S.
8 – Asahi Breweries Ltd – Tokyo, Japan
Wiki Info: Asahi Breweries, Ltd. is a leading brewery and soft drink company based in Tokyo, Japan. As of January 2014, Asahi, with a 38% market share, was the largest of the four major beer producers in Japan.
7 – Tsingtao Brewery Co. Ltd – Qingdao, China
Wiki Info: Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd. is China’s second largest brewery. It was founded in 1903 by German settlers and now claims about 15% of domestic market share.
6 – Pabst Brewing Co. – California, United States
Wiki Info: The Pabst Brewing Company is an American company that dates its origins to a brewing company founded in 1844 by Jacob Best and was, by 1889, named after Frederick Pabst.
5 – China Resource Snow Breweries Ltd – Beijing, China
Wiki Info: CR Snow is a brewing company with its headquarters in Beijing, China. It is a joint venture between China Resources Enterprise and the UK based multinational SABMiller. It is the largest brewing company in China, with a market share of around 21 percent and sold a total of 9.28 billion litres of beer in China in 2010.
4 – Carlsberg Group – Copenhagen, Denmark
Wiki Info: The Carlsberg Group is a global brewer employing around 41,000 people, primarily located in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia. Founded in 1847 by J. C. Jacobsen, the company’s headquarters is located in Copenhagen, Denmark.
3 – Heineken N.V. – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wiki Info: Heineken N.V., or shortened to Heineken, is a Dutch brewing company, founded in 1864 by Gerard Adriaan Heineken in Amsterdam. As of 2017, Heineken owns over 165 breweries in more than 70 countries.
2 – SABMiller plc – London, UK
Wiki Info: SABMiller plc was a multinational brewing and beverage company headquartered in Woking, England on the outskirts of London until 10 October 2016 when it was acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev.
1 – Anheuser Busch Inbev SA – Leuven, Belgium
Wiki Info: Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV is a Belgian–Brazilian beverage and brewing company with global headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. Additional main offices are located in New York City, São Paulo, St. Louis, London, Mexico City, Johannesburg, Toronto, Buenos Aires and others.