Top-50-Craft-Breweries-by-Sales-Volume

As big breweries gobble up one-time craft breweries, the “craft” landscape continues to change. Who are the biggest craft—or “independent”—players? Well, every year the Brewers Association parses through the data to find the breweries with the most impressive sales numbers who also meet the criteria for the list, meaning they produce 6 million barrels of beer or less a year, are less than 25% owned by a beverage industry member that isn’t craft, and they use a traditional process in the creation of their beer. The top 20 are listed below. Click the link after the post to see the rest of the list.

20. Great Lakes Brewing Co.

19. Alaskan Brewing 

18. Harpoon Brewery

17. Matt Brewing Co.

16. New Glarus Brewing Co.

15. SweetWater Brewing Co.

14. Artisanal Brewing Ventures

13. Minhas Craft Brewery

12. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

11. Brooklyn Brewery

10. Deschutes Brewery

9. CANarchy

8. Stone Brewing Co.

7. Bell’s Brewery

6. Gambrinus

5. Duvel Moortgat

4. New Belgium Brewing Co.

3. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

2. Boston Beer Co.

  1. D. G. Yuengling & Son, Inc
Pappy-Van-Winkle-Hot-Sauce

Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.