Brewers AssociationToday the Brewers Association released the top 50 U.S. Craft Breweries list of 2012 based on sales volume as well as the overall top 50 list in the country (macro brewers included).

What’s cool to see is that craft beer is making a bigger and bigger dent in the overall U.S. beer market. This means more and more people are being turned onto drinking beer from smaller and independent companies.

While their list ranks them by size, I was curious as to how many were near me. My home state of Washington isn’t represented, however I only live 10 minutes from Oregon so I took some pride seeing 4 Oregon breweries represented.

I then took the list and split it up so others can see how their states are doing based solely on how many larger craft breweries are in the states. While sales numbers doesn’t really correlate with taste, it’s still interesting to see where the big craft brewers are located.

Here are the results with their overall ranking listed:

Alaska (1)

16 Alaskan Brewing Co.

California (11)

2 Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
6 Lagunitas Brewing Co.
10 Stone Brewing Co.
20 Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
21 Anchor Brewing Co.
34 Bear Republic Brewing Co.
38 Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
39 Karl Strauss Brewing Co.
40 BJ’s Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc.
42 North Coast Brewing Co.
46 Ballast Point Brewing Co.

Colorado (5/6)

3 New Belgium Brewing Co.
27 Oskar Blues Brewery
32 CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc. (based in TN and CO. Which state wants to claim them?)
33 Odell Brewing Co.
41 Breckenridge Brewery
43 Left Hand Brewing Co.

Delaware (1)

13 Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Georgia (1)

t. 24 SweetWater Brewing Co.

Louisiana (1)

14 Abita Brewing Co.

Massachusetts (2)

1 Boston Beer Co.
9 Harpoon Brewery

Maryland (1)

29 Flying Dog Brewery

Maine (1)

15 Shipyard Brewing Co.
48 Allagash Brewing Co.

Michigan (2)

7 Bell’s Brewery, Inc.
30 Founders Brewing Co.

Minnesota (2)

23 Summit Brewing Co.
28 Cold Spring Brewing Co./Third Street Brewhouse

Missouri (2)

12 Boulevard Brewing Co.
44 St. Louis Brewery, Inc./Schlafly Beers

Montana (1)

47 Big Sky Brewing Co.

New York (4)

8 Matt Brewing Co.
11 Brooklyn Brewery
36 Blue Point Brewing Co.
37 Southern Tier Brewing Co.

Ohio (1)

19 Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Oregon (4)

5 Deschutes Brewery
22 Rogue Ales
31 Ninkasi Brewing Co.
t. 24 Full Sail Brewing Co.

Pennsylvania (2)

26 Victory Brewing Co.
50  Tröegs Brewing Co.

Tennessee (0/1)

32 CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc. (based in TN and CO. Which state wants to claim them?)

Texas (2)

4 The Gambrinus Co.
45 Saint Arnold Brewing Co.

Utah (1)

49 Uinta Brewing Co.

Vermont (1)

18 Long Trail Brewing Co.

Wisconsin (2)

17 New Glarus Brewing Co.
35 Stevens Point Brewery