What is Craft Beer?

According to the Brewer’s Association:

“An American craft brewer is small, independent and traditional.

Small

Annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less (approximately 3 percent of U.S. annual sales). Beer production is attributed to the rules of alternating proprietorships.

Independent

Less than 25 percent of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by an alcoholic beverage industry member that is not itself a craft brewer.

Traditional

A brewer that has a majority of its total beverage alcohol volume in beers whose flavor derives from traditional or innovative brewing ingredients and their fermentation. Flavored malt beverages (FMBs) are not considered beers.”

This is a list of breweries and their current owners, as of May 5, 2016.

AB InBev
Goose Island
Elysian Brewing
Golden Road Brewing
Four Peaks Brewing
Breckenridge Brewery
Ten Barrel Brewing
Blue Point
Birra del Borgo (Italy)
Camden Town Brewery (England)
Cervejaria Wäls (Brazil)
Bogota Beer Company (Columbia)
Craft Brew Alliance (30% owned by AB InBev)
Breckenridge
Widmer
Redhook
Kona
Omission

NorthAmerican Breweries

Dundee
Genesee
Magic Hat
Pyramid
Portland Brewing

Heineken
Lagunitas Brewing (50% stake)

SABMiller
Saint Archer Brewing
Meantime Brewery Compan

Constellation Brands
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits

Duvel Moortgat
Ommagang
Boulevard Brewing
Firestone Walker

ESOP

Odell Brewing Company
Left Hand Brewing Co
Harpoon Brewing

Uptown Market LLC

Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Enjoy Beer LLC
Abita Brewing Co.

Encore Consumer Capital
Full Sail Brewing Co.

Evans Brewing Co.
Bayhawk Ales

Mahou San Miguel
Founders Brewing Co.

Green Flash Brewing
Alpine Beer Co.

TSG Consumer Partners
SweetWater Brewing

Ulysses Management LLC
Southern Tier Brewing

The Riverside Company
Uinta Brewing