3/17/08 (HuffPo) Hops and Fears on St. Pat's Day.Rating the Beer Industry: The greenest beer. Hops are scarce and their price has been rising. Barley too. But you can't make beer without them. So be afraid of a beer drought at some small breweries. These fears are no joke says Alonovo. It's enough to remind you of Prohibition, the end of which was 75 years ago. From April to December 1933, the only legal U.S. alcohol was beer. For St. Patrick's Day, 2008, the question is: Which beer is greenest? Of the biggest three U.S. brewers, which has the greenest production? I think it's Anheuser-Busch. More: John Tepper Marlin, Huffington Post, Hops and Fears on St. Pat's Day. See also Beer Industry.
Biggest Beer Sellers 2004
The seven biggest U.S. beer sellers in 2004 were on neither coast, but cover middle America from north to south, with only one state, Wisconsin, having two big breweries.
1. Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, MO 2. Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, WI (Acquired in 2002 by South African Brewery, brewer of Castle Beer, the best-selling beer in Africa, so that SABMiller claims to be the largest brewery in the world.) 3. Coors Brewing Co., Golden, CO (Acquired by Molson, a Canadian brewery. MolsonCoors has posted a CSR Statement.) 4. Pabst Brewing Co., San Antonio, TX 5. City Brewing Co., LaCrosse, WI 6. D. G. Yuengling and Son, Inc., Pottsville, PA 7. High Falls Brewing Co., Rochester, NY