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The top 50 most popular breweries in 2020 revealed

New data from Beer Advocate has revealed the top 50 most popular breweries in 2020, based on the total number of ratings each brewery received for its beers. 

Most popular breweries for 2020

It should be noted that all-but-one of the breweries listed are based in the United States, which is likely a reflection of Beer Advocate’s audience geographical base.

Also, as the website itself explains, “the focus of this inaugural list is the most rated breweries, not the highest rated or best breweries of the world based on their beers. It’s simply a ranking of breweries by total number of ratings, that’s not restricted to the United States”.

So without furtho ado, here is the top 50 in order:

Tree House Brewing Co., Charlton, Mass.

Other Half Brewing Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Founders Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, Calif.

Trillium Brewing Co., Boston, Mass.

Bell’s Brewery, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Toppling Goliath Brewing Co., Decorah, Iowa

Stone Brewing, Escondido, Calif.

Goose Island Beer Co., Chicago, Ill.

New Belgium Brewing Co., Fort Collins, Colo.

Prairie Artisan Ales, Tulsa, Okla.

Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, Calif.

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, Del.

Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, Fla.

Hill Farmstead Brewery, Greensboro Bend, Vt.

Modern Times Beer, San Diego, Calif.

Equilibrium Brewery, Middletown, N.Y.

3 Floyds Brewing Co., Munster, Ind.

Lagunitas Brewing Co., Petaluma, Calif.

The Bruery, Placentia, Calif.

Aslin Beer Co., Herndon, Va.

Boulevard Brewing Co., Kansas City, Mo.

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, Lyons, Colo.

Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Ore.

Surly Brewing Co., Brooklyn Center, Minn.

Phase Three Brewing, Lake Zurich, Ill.

Anchorage Brewing Co., Anchorage, Alaska

Anheuser-Busch, Saint Louis, Mo.

Bottle Logic Brewing, Anaheim, Calif.

Fremont Brewing Co., Seattle, Wash.

Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Waitsfield, Vt.

Pipeworks Brewing Co., Chicago, Ill.

Collective Arts Brewing, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Boston Beer Co., Jamaica Plain, Mass.

Tröegs Brewing Co., Hershey, Pa.

Russian River Brewing Co., Santa Rosa, Calif.

Revolution Brewing, Chicago, Ill.

Southern Tier Brewing Co., Lakewood, N.Y.

Allagash Brewing Co., Portland, Maine

Clown Shoes, Boston, Mass.

Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, N.Y.

WeldWerks Brewing Co., Greeley, Colo.

Side Project Brewing, Maplewood, Mo.

Untitled Art, Waunakee, Wis.

Kane Brewing Co., Ocean, N.J.

Tired Hands Brewing Co., Ardmore, Pa.

Victory Brewing Co., Downingtown, Pa.

Hop Butcher For The World, Darien, Ill.

SingleCut Beersmiths, Queens, N.Y.

The Veil Brewing Co., Richmond, Va.

You can view the original list, plus more insights from Beer Advocate, on its website here.

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