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Ohio Breweries by the Numbers

As members of the Brewers Association, OBC recently received the "Annual Industry Review Issue" of The New Brewer.  

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Based upon information compiled primarily by brewers (some estimates), the Brewers Association put together a comprehensive list of the nation's top craft breweries, regional breweries, brewpubs and microbreweries, organized by the number of barrels (bbls) sold in 2014.  Ohio's breweries (most at least) were listed as follows: 

Regional Breweries

  1. Great Lakes Brewing Co.  (149,948 bbls) - #23 nationally
  2. Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. (20,500 bbls - estimate) 
  3. Fat Head's Brewery & Tap House (15,172 bbls) 

Brewpubs

  1. The Brew Kettle (4,000 bbls - estimate) - #24 nationally
  2. Maumee Bay Brewing Co. (2,500 bbls - estimate)
  3. Lager Heads Brewing Co. (1,900 bbls - estimate)
  4. Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon (1,716 bbls)
  5. Market Garden Brewery (1,640 bbls) 
  6. Willoughby Brewing Co. (1,153 bbls) 
  7. North High Brewing (1,000 bbls - estimate) 
  8. Rock Bottom Brewery - Cincy (995 bbls) 
  9. Fifty West Brewing Co. (950 bbls - estimate) 
  10. Barley's Brewing Co. (720 bbls - estimate) 
  11. Gordon Biersch - Columbus (632 bbls)
  12. Cornerstone Brewing Co. (525 bbls - estimate) 
  13. Toxic Brew (506 bbls) 
  14. Smokehouse Brewing (500 bbls - estimate) 
  15. Rocky River Brewing Co. (495 bbls)  
  16. Buckeye Lake Brewery (485 bbls) 
  17. Weasel Boy Brewing Co. (471 bbls) 
  18. Wolf's Ridge Brewing (400 bbls - estimate) 
  19. Father John's (300 bbls - estimate) 
  20. Put In Bay Brewing Co. (300 bbls - estimate) 
  21. Valley Vineyards Winery & Brewery (257 bbls - estimate) 
  22. Marietta Brewing Co. (238 bbls) 
  23. Main Street Grille & Brewing Co. (210 bbls - estimate) 
  24. Chardon BrewWorks (200 bbls - estimate) 
  25. Kelleys Island Brewery (175 bbls - estimate) 
  26. Fifth St. Brewpub (165 bbls) 
  27. Portsmouth Brewing Co. (160 bbls - estimate) 
  28. Little Mountain Brewing Co. (135 bbls - estimate) 
  29. Lock 27 Brewing (120 bbls - estimate) 
  30. Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus (100 bbls) 
  31. Saint Hazards Brewery (35 bbls - estimate) 
  32. Nano Brew Cleveland (27 bbls) 
  33. Quarter Barrel Brewery & Pub (24 bbls - estimate) 

Microbreweries

  1. MadTree (11,060 bbls) - #33 nationally
  2. Columbus Brewing Co. (10,600 bbls)  - #38 nationally
  3. Rhinegeist (10,520 bbls) - #39 nationally
  4. Rivertown Brewing Co. (7,500 bbls - estimate) 
  5. Jackie O's Brewery (6,500 bbls - estimate) 
  6. Mt. Carmel Brewing Co. (6,000 bbls - estimate) 
  7. Elevator Brewing Co. (5,631 bbls) 
  8. Cellar Rats Brewery (3,000 bbls - estimate) 
  9. Warped Wing Brewing Co. (2,500 bbls) 
  10. Black Box Brewing Co. (2,000 bbls - estimate) 
  11. Seventh Son Brewery (1,885 bbls) 
  12. Buckeye Brewing Co. (1,300 bbls - estimate) 
  13. Triple Digit Brewing Co./Listermann Brewery (1,200 bbls - estimate) 
  14. Trailhead Brewery (1,060 bbls) 
  15. Bad Tom Smith Brewery (850 bbls - estimate) 
  16. Madcap Brew Co. (800 bbls - estimate) 
  17. Yellow Springs Brewery (700 bbls) 
  18. Catawba Island Brewing Co. (646 bbls) 
  19. Blank Slate Brewing Co. (635 bbls) 
  20. Homestead Beer Co. (625 bbls - estimate) 
  21. Indigo Imp Brewery (600 bbls - estimate) 
  22. JAFB Wooster Brewery (551 bbls)
  23. Zauber Brewing Co. (530 bbls) 
  24. Platform Beer Co. (460 bbls - estimate) 
  25. Actual Brewing Co. (425 bbls - estimate) 
  26. BottleHouse Brewery (400 bbls - estimate) 
  27. Old Firehouse Brewery (400 bbls - estimate) 
  28. Rust Belt Brewing Co. (400 bbls - estimate) 
  29. Hairless Hare Brewery (350 bbls - estimate) 
  30. Hoof Hearted Brewing (350 bbls - estimate) 
  31. Rockmill Brewing Co. (350 bbls - estimate) 
  32. Butcher & the Brewer (340 bbls)
  33. The Dayton Beer Co. (300 bbls - estimate) 
  34. Sideswipe Brewing (270 bbls - estimate) 
  35. Great Black Swamp Brewing Co. (250 bbls - estimate) 
  36. Portside Distillery & Microbrewery (250 bbls - estimate) 
  37. Millersburg Brewing (220 bbls - estimate) 
  38. Sugar Ridge Brewery (200 bbls - estimate) 
  39. Eudora Brewing Co. (171 bbls) 
  40. Star City Brewing Co. (160 bbls - estimate) 
  41. Staas Brewing Co. (156 bbls - estimate) 
  42. The Phoenix Brewing Co. (135 bbls - estimate) 
  43. Findlay Brewing Co. (115 bbs - estimate) 
  44. Land-Grant Brewing Co. (105 bbls) 
  45. Buck's Brewing Co. (100 bbls - estimate) 
  46. Old Mill Craft Beer (100 bbls - estimate) 
  47. The Brew Mentor (75 bbls - estimate) 
  48. Dog Berry Brewing (70 bbls - estimate) 
  49. Granville Brewing Co. (65 bbls - estimate) 
  50. Flatrock Brewery (50 bbls - estimate) 
  51. Zaftig Brewing Co. (5 bbls - estimate)