Biggest Breweries in the World

The Top 20 biggest Brewery companies in the World

China Resources Snow beer
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3. China Resources Snow Breweries (China) – 12,600 million liters per year

CR Snow (officially China Resources Snow Breweries Ltd.) is a brewing company with its headquarters in Beijing, China. Originally known as Shenyang Snow Beer Company before acquired by China Resources Enterprise, it was a joint venture between China Resources Enterprise and the UK based multinational SABMiller, but is now fully owned by the former. It is the largest brewing company in China, with a market share of around 21 per cent and sold a total of 9.28 billion litres of beer in China in 2010.

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2. Heineken (Netherlands) – 21,800 million liters per year

Heineken N.V.  is a Dutch brewing company, founded in 1864 by Gerard Adriaan Heineken in Amsterdam. As of 2017, Heineken owns over 165 breweries in more than 70 countries. It produces 250 international, regional, local and speciality beers and ciders and employs approximately 73,000 people.

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1. Anheuser-Busch InBev (Belgium) – 61,250 million liters per year

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (abbreviated as AB InBev) is a multinational drink and brewing holdings company based in Leuven, Belgium. Additional main offices are located in São Paulo, New York City, London, St. Louis, Mexico City, Bremen, Johannesburg and others. The company was enlarged in October 2016 when AB InBev purchased SABMiller and concluded a merger of the two entities. It was the world’s largest brewer even before the acquisition of SABMiller and is considered one of the largest fast-moving consumer goods companies in the world.

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