The Results Are In: More Americans Are Drinking Better Beer— More Americans Are Drinking Stone!
Friday, April 11, 2008
WHO: Brewers Association WHAT: Top 50 Craft Breweries in America—Stone Brewing Co. Rises to #20! WHY: Craft Brewing Industry Continues Strong Growth in 2007 Let's clarify the ranking in the above heading. Stone Brewing Co., according to the Brewers Association (BA), which tabulates annual growth and production data in the American brewing industry, has ranked 20th among craft brewers in the U.S. in terms of sales by volume. The BA ranking notwithstanding (and false modesty certainly never being among our core values) we at Stone still prefer to think of ourselves as #1—in terms of the quality and character of our beer, of course. Still, #20 in sales is hardly small beer, given that Stone's humble beginnings barely over a decade ago make us the youngest brewer among the top 25 on the list.