The number of breweries and brewing companies in the United States, Europe, and Australia varies greatly. Some produce as little as two barrels of beer a year, while others are massive conglomerates. In 2012, four of the biggest brewing companies in the world controlled more than half of the global beer market. Anheuser-Busch InBev, a Belgian company, produces hundreds of millions of barrels of beer annually.
CANarchy is a young brewing company
CANarchy is a disruptive collective of independent brewers, with a portfolio that includes Oskar Blues Brewery, Cigar City Brewing, Squatters Craft Beers, and Perrin Brewing Co. The company is ranked nine on the BA’s 2017 list of the top 50 craft breweries. It brewed 359,000 barrels last year and has expanded to all 50 states and parts of 17 countries.
Three Floyds Brewery is a German brewing company
After acquiring a large warehouse in Munster, Ind., Three Floyds plans to triple the size of its existing facility. The company would have a retail area, a brewpub and office space as well as expansive outdoor dining. Besides this, the brewery would also use top-notch German brewing equipment. Since September, town officials have been discussing the plan. As of this writing, the brewery is in the planning stages and is anticipated to open on December 1, 2020.
Genesee Brewing Company is a large brewing company
The Genesee Brewing Company is one of the nation’s largest breweries, with annual net revenues of $103.3 million. Founded in 1878, the Genesee Brewing Company makes Genesee Beer, Genny Light, Genny Cream Ale, and specialty brews. In 1999, the company reported net revenues of $103.3 million. Currently, Genesee sells its products in 37 states.
Victory Brewing Co. was founded by Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet
Tours are free, and are offered Friday through Sunday. The brewery also has a casual on-site restaurant where you can purchase your beer and sample its offerings. Free tours are available Friday through Sunday, and on Monday. If you don’t have time to tour the brewery, you can enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant. The restaurant features a large selection of brews and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
West End Brewing Co. was founded by Francis Xavier Matt
The company began in 1888 as a small German brewery, run by German immigrant Francis Xavier Matt. He survived Prohibition by producing soft drinks, but in the years after Repeal he obtained the first beer license in the nation. Now, the company is named after Matt, and is run by fourth-generation Matts. They are best known for their Saranac beers.