With a rich history dedicated to producing beer for centuries, beer brewing has become a lucrative industry of well-crafted beverages. With a wide range of styles and flavors available, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. In no particular order, we take a look at the top five brewing companies, their products, and history.
Located in Belgium, this business owns 500 different beer brands including Budweiser, Stella Artois, Corona, and Beck’s. Anheuser-Busch InBev has a long history, dating back to the 1850s, when it was established through the combined efforts of Eberhard Anheuser and Adolphus Busch.
Gerard Adriaan Heineken was born into an Amsterdam merchant family in 1841. In 1864, he purchased brewery ‘De Hooiberg’ (The Haystack) in his hometown, and turned his focus towards brewing uncompromised premium lager beer. Heineken is now a Dutch-brewing company, and is now one of the largest brewing companies in the world, with products available in over 190 countries.
Similar to Heineken, Carlsberg is a Danish brewing company that produces beer under the Carlsberg brand, as well as 140 others that span core beer brands, craft and speciality, and alcohol-free brews. The company was founded in 1847, making it ones of the longest-standing histories in beer production.
Diageo is not only a brewing expert, but it also specializes in distilling. Under the Guinness brand, the business works to craft classic tastes with new approaches. The company was founded in 1997 and has since grown to become one of the largest brewing and distilling companies in the world.
Kirin Holdings Company, Limited
Guided by its mantra, ‘Joy brings us together’, Kirin Holdings is a Japanese brewing company that produces beer under the Kirin brand, as well as others such as Kirin Ichiban and Honkirin. It also has a presence in the non-alcoholic sector. The company dates back to the late 1800s and has a long history of producing refreshing beverages.
The top five brewing companies listed in this article are known for producing high-quality, innovative beers and have won numerous awards for their products. Whether you prefer a classic lager or an experimental IPA, there’s a brewing company out there producing a beer perfect for you.