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Old 02-08-2012, 01:01 PM   #1
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Default Article - Top 20 Craft Breweries

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/07/top-20-craft-breweries_n_1238076.html?ref=beer


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Old 02-08-2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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Glad to see Great Lakes making the list. They are cranking out some good stuff recently. There is tons of great beer on that list!



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top selling...

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Neat list, but just organized by the number of barrels sold.

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That list is actually missing one. If craft breweries are those producing under 6,000,000 barrels a year, then Yeungling would be the nation's largest craft brewery, as they passed Sam Adams in production numbers last year for the first time, at just under 2,500,000 barrels.

Of course, the writer of the article, like everyone else, probably wouldn't consider Yuengling a craft brewery any more than I would, but then she should have used a different definition of the term in her article if she was going to omit them.

I think they need to redefine "craft brewery" as under 500,000 barrels, as the guys in the top 4 in that article are gigantic international brands that produce ALOT of beer.

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I agree, there should be a category between "Microbrewery" and "Craft Brewery". There is a massive difference between Sam Adams and Great Lakes, both in quality AND quantity.

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#7 Deschutes Brewery makes the list. I'm happy. # 1 sam adams. I know they sell alot of brew. But how? They are not that great in my eyes.

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Its purely on sales amounts, so obviously Jim's marketing budget is worth the millions he's spending.

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Lagunitas increased 55.7% since 2010. That's pretty impressive.

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Wow, I had no idea Lagunitas were producing that much beer nowadays.



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