Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New Belgium tops Colorado breweries

The Brewers Association released its list of the top 50 breweries Monday. They are ranked by beer sales volume.

Boston Beer Co. (Sam Adams) stayed at no. 1. There were no big surprises among the Colorado breweries. Here's where the Colorado breweries landed on the craft breweries list:

3. New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins)

32. Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurants (Louisville)

34. Odell Brewing Co. (Fort Collins)

40. Breckenridge Brewery (Denver)

46. Boulder Beer Co. (Boulder)

None of the Southwest Colorado breweries cracked the top 50.


  1. Not surprising. Among the brewers on the list, I like Breck, Odell's and Boulder the best. There is a Breck "outlet" accross from Coors field that is a great place to buy two Pale Ale's after every home game while waiting for traffic to clear out.

  2. I'm very surprised that Avery Brewing didn't make the top 50. With all of their popular brews you'd think they would have made the list. Perhaps they are smaller than I thought. Just as well, more beer for us here in Colorado!

    Glad to see NBB, RockBottom, Odell, Breck and Boulder make the list.

  3. Interesting posting. Thanks for the info. Keep up the good work.

  4. So nice and good posting. i liked it. keep going. :)