Tuesday, April 14, 2009

50 Beers in 52 Weeks

On April 13, 2009, the Brewers Association announced its annual list of the top 50 Craft Brewing Company by Beer Sales Volume (2008). DBB is proposing to evaluate one brew from each of the 50 companies before the list comes around again in 2009. What are the chances we'll get a sampling from all 50? Pretty slim. But it's not entirely our fault - some are clearly brew pubs and how many different Gordon Biersch's should any beer blog be forced to visit? We promise to give it the old college try and we won't count beers previously discussed (unless we get lazy).

We are providing a copy of the list so you don't have to search for it on the Brewers Association Web site; and certainly not because we hope that somebody might stumble upon DBB while doing web searches for brewing companies. Best of luck to us.

1) Boston Beer Co., Boston, MA
2) Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, CA
3) New Belgium Brewing Co., Fort Collins, CO
4) Spoetzl Brewery, Shiner, TX
5) Pyramid Breweries Inc.,Seattle, WA
6) Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR
7) Matt Brewing Co., Utica, NY
8) Boulevard Brewing Co., Kansas City, MO
9) Full Sail Brewing Co., Hood River, OR
10) Magic Hat Brewing Co., Burlington, VT
11) Alaskan Brewing Co., Juneau, AK
12) Harpoon Brewery, Boston, MA
13) Bell's Brewery, Inc., Galesburg, MI
14) Kona Brewing Co., Kailua-Kona, HI
15) Anchor Brewing Co.,San Francisco, CA
16) Shipyard Brewing Co., Portland, ME
17) Summit Brewing Co., Saint Paul, MN
18) Stone Brewing Co., Escondido, CA
19) Abita Brewing Co., Abita Springs, LA
20) The Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY
21) New Glarus Brewing Co., New Glarus, WI
22) Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE
23) Long Trail Brewing Co., Bridgewater Corners, VT
24) Gordon Biersch Brewing Co., San Jose, CA
25) Rogue Ales/Oregon Brewing Co., Newport, OR
26) Great Lakes Brewing Co., Cleveland, OH
27) The Lagunitas Brewing Co., Petaluma, CA
28) Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA
29) SweetWater Brewing Co., Atlanta, GA
30) Flying Dog Brewing Co., Frederick, MD
31) BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, Huntington Beach, CA
32) Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurants, Louisville, CO
33) BridgePort Brewing Co., Portland, OR
34) Odell Brewing Co., Fort Collins, CO
35) Victory Brewing Co., Downingtown, PA
36) Mac and Jack's Brewery, Redmond, WA
37) Big Sky Brewing Co., Missoula, MT
38) Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants, Chattanooga, TN
39) Karl Strauss Brewing Co., San Diego, CA
40) Breckenridge Brewery, Denver, CO
41) Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe, Eureka, CA
42) Otter Creek Brewing Co., Middlebury, VT
43) Utah Brewers Cooperative, Salt Lake City, UT
44) North Coast Brewing Co., Fort Bragg, CA
45) Blue Point Brewing Co., Patchogue, NY
46) Boulder Beer Co., Boulder, CO
47) Pete's Brewing Co., San Antonio, TX
48) McMenamins Breweries, Portland, OR
49) Anderson Valley Brewing Co., Boonville, CA
50) The Saint Louis Brewery, Inc., St Louis, MO



rob said...

if you need an intern to assist in this project, don't be afraid to ask.

jerome said...

we are always looking for interns. the pay sucks but you don't have to make copies. the beer drinking compliments our 3 hour siesta "meetings" after lunch. and you can say whatever you want because, well, nobody's really going to read it.

TJ said...