Beer is one of the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drinks in the world, and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea.
Do you know what brewery produces the highest yearly amount of it?
Find out in our Top 20 list of the biggest brewery companies in the world!
20. Radeberger Group (Germany) – 1,150 million liters per year
Radeberger Group is the largest brewery group in Germany. It is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main and produces beer and non-alcoholic beverages at 16 different locations. The group accounts for approximately 15% of German beer production.
19. Pearl River (China) – 1,210 million liters per year
Zhujiang is brewed in Guangzhou, in the South of China. The beer is named after the Pearl River, or Zhu Jiang, as Guangzhou is located in the Pearl River Delta. The beer is brewed with water piped from a natural spring source direct to the brewery to guarantee the quality and freshness. The fresh spring water is then combined with Czech hops, German yeast, and Canadian Barley Malt.
18. Grupo Mahou-San Miguel (Spain) – 1,260 million liters per year
Mahou San Miguel is a Spanish brewing company, founded in Madrid in 1890 under the name of Hijos de Casimiro Mahou, fabrica de hielo y cerveza (The Sons of Casimiro Mahou, production of ice and beer). Mahou San Miguel is the leading brand in the Spanish beer market.
17. Singha Corporation (Thailand) – 1,450 million liters per year
Singha is a 5% abv pale lager beer. It is manufactured in Thailand by the Singha Corporation Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of its parent company, Boon Rawd Brewery.
16. Diageo-Guinness (Ireland) – 1,550 million liters per year
Guinness is a dark Irish dry stout that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness at St. James’s Gate, Dublin, Ireland, in 1759. It is one of the most successful beer brands worldwide, brewed in almost 50 countries, and available in over 120.
15. Saigon Beverage Corporation / SABECO (Vietnam) – 1,720 million liters per year
Sabeco (also SABECO, Saigon Alcohol Beer and Beverages Corporation) is Vietnam’s leading beer producer. It was under the authority of Vietnam’s Ministry of Trade and Industry but is now a subsidiary of ThaiBev. Its main brands are Saigon Beer and 333 Beer.
14. San Miguel Corporation (Philippines) – 1,830 million liters per year
San Miguel Beer, is one of the largest selling beers. San Miguel’s manufacturing operations extend beyond its home market to Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Australia; and its products are exported to 60 markets around the world.
13. Constellation Brands (USA) – 2,100 million liters per year
Constellation Brands, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, is an international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits. Constellation’s beer portfolio includes imported brands such as Corona, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, and Pacífico, as well as Ballast Point and Funky Buddha.
12. Efes Group (Turkey) – 2,110 million liters per year
Anadolu Efes Biracılık ve Malt Sanayii A.Ş. produces and markets beer and malt and non-alcoholic beverages in a wide geographical area comprising Turkey, Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. Anadolu Efes is a member of the Anadolu Group. Anadolu Group was founded in the early 1950s by the Özilhan and Yazıcı families.
11. Petropolis (Brazil) – 2,500 million liters per year
Cervejaria Petrópolis is a Brazilian brewery (cervejaria) company headquartered in Petrópolis. The company has 6 industrial plants located in Petrópolis, Boituva, Teresópolis, Rondonópolis, Alagoinhas and Itapissuma, and operates in Brazil, Germany and Paraguay.