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Quick: Which company is “America’s Largest Brewer”?

January 25, 2012

TakeAway: Depends on your definition.  If you go with All American-owned and American-brewed … then Yuengling  — 8th in market share – can claim the tile/

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Excerpt from AdAge: “D.G. Yuengling & Son Becomes America’s Largest Brewer”

Yuengling surged last year with shipments up 16.9% to 2.5 million barrels, placing it eighth in overall U.S. market share, at 1.2%. That was good enough to nose by Boston, which owns the Sam Adams brand.

Anheuser-Busch, owned by Belgium-based InBev, still has a firm hold on No. 1, but its market share fell from 47.7% to 47.0%.

No. 2 MillerCoors, part-owned by London-based SABMiller, saw its share drop from 28.8% to 28.4%.

Third place belongs to Corona importer Crown Imports and Heineken USA kept its hold on fourth.

Yuengling’s ranking comes with some caveats. Pabst Brewing Co., which ranks fifth overall, is U.S.-owned, but outsources its brewing.

Sixth-place North American Breweries is also U.S.-owned, but a chunk of its volume comes from the imported Labatt brand.

Edited by ARK

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