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Top 100 breweries in Washington by production volume 2019

 

Each year at about this time we find out how much beer each brewery in Washington produced during the previous year. I have just received the production totals for 2019. Below, I share the list of Washington’s top 100 breweries based on production volume.

This information is provided by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. All breweries in Washington are required by law to report, and pay taxes on, how much beer they produce. Below I share information based on those reports for 2019.

Download the complete list in PDF format here. (Note, it may lead you to questions that I can’t answer.)

But first, some notes and observations.

  • The list shows the production numbers for each brewery location in the state.
  • Some of the breweries on the list, like Fremont Brewing and Elysian Brewing, have multiple production facilities, but combining the numbers from those locations did not change their positioning
  • Other breweries with multiple locations, when combined, do change position on the list. Reuben’s Brews, Black Raven Brewing, No-Li Brewhouse, Chuckanut, and Old Stove for instance.
  • There are well over 400 breweries in the state.
    • Only 11 breweries produced more than 10,000 barrels in 2019.
    • Of those 400+ breweries, only 91 produced more than 1,000 barrels in 2019.
    • What does that mean? Roughly 75 percent of the state’s breweries are “small breweries.” These days, I think it is fair to refer to breweries producing less than 1,000 barrels annually as small.
  • Ranked number 21, Jester and Judge, a cider company in Stevenson, reported making over 5,000 barrels of “beer.” I assume it was seltzer or kombucha, both of which are categorized as beer by the state. Cider is categorized as wine.
  • You may notice some anomalies, such as breweries that you’d expect to come in with lower numbers. It’s safe to assume that such unexpected results are because of contract brewing. That is, perhaps they were brewing beer for another brewery, which is not something that is always widely advertised by either party involved.
  • Combined, Washington’s breweries produced nearly 700,000 barrels last year (691,453)
  • The top three producers saw increases in 2019.

One barrel = 31 gallons.
One barrel = 330 cans (12-oz).

Want to compare it to last year’s list, find it here.

Washington’s Top-Producing Breweries for 2019 
and the number of barrels produced

  1.  GEORGETOWN BREWING CO., 103,431 barrels produced in 2019
  2.  ELYSIAN BREWING COMPANY, 78,770 (79,496 combined)
  3.  FREMONT BREWING, 56,649 (57,586 combined)
  4.  MAC & JACKS BREWERY INC., 33,350
  5.  BALE BREAKER BREWING COMPANY, 25,146
  6.  SILVER CITY BREWERY, 24,907
  7.  REUBENS BREWS, 18,985 (21,047 combined)
  8.  IRON HORSE BREWERY, 20,759
  9.  WHIPSAW BREWING, 17,167
  10.  NO-LI BREWHOUSE, 9,264  (15,558 combined)
  11.  BLACK RAVEN BREWING COMPANY, 11,649 (15,393 combined)
  12.  KULSHAN BREWING COMPANY, 8,937 (10,060 combined)
  13.  PIKE BREWING COMPANY, 8,415
  14.  ASLAN BREWING COMPANY, 7,414
  15.  EVERYBODYS BREWING, 7,156
  16.  SEAPINE BREWING COMPANY, 6,969
  17.  SCUTTLEBUTT BREWING CO., 6,338
  18.  NO-LI BREWHOUSE, 6,295
  19.  SCHOONER EXACT BREWING COMPANY, 6,293
  20.  7 SEAS BREWING, 5,720 (5,922 combined)
  21.  JESTER & JUDGE, 5,659
  22.  BOUNDARY BAY BREWERY AND BISTRO, 5,600
  23.  PULSE BEER CO. (HALE’S ALE BREWERY), 5,328
  24.  STOUP BREWING, 4,671
  25.  BACKWOODS BREWING COMPANY, 4,597
  26.  CHUCKANUT BREWERY, (4,532 combined)
  27.  ODIN BREWING COMPANY, 4,277
  28.  DIAMOND KNOT BREWING COM., 4,011 (4,903 combined)
  29.  ICICLE BREWING COMPANY, 3,915
  30.  FISH BREWING COMPANY, 3,850
  31.  BLACK RAVEN BREWING COMPANY, 3,744
  32.  DRU BRU, 3,647
  33.  MARITIME PACIFIC BREWING COMPANY, 3,588
  34.  TWO BEERS BREWING COMPANY, 3,294
  35.  GHOSTFISH BREWING COMPANY, 3,249
  36.  MATCHLESS, 3,228
  37.  HELLBENT BREWING, 2,910
  38.  FARMSTRONG BREWING COMPANY, 2,835
  39.  RAM BREWERY, 2,584
  40.  NARROWS BREWING COMPANY, 2,357
  41.  TEN PIN BREWING, 2,347
  42.  CLOUDBURST BREWING, 2,308
  43.  SINGLE HILL BREWING COMPANY, 2,252
  44.  SKOOKUM BREWERY, 2,225
  45.  LOOWIT BREWING COMPANY, 2,153
  46.  54-40 BREWING COMPANY, 2,123
  47.  WANDER BREWING, 2,111
  48.  OLD STOVE BREWING COMPANY, 1,525 (2,090 combined)
  49.  ICICLE BREWING COMPANY, 1,969
  50.  SUMERIAN BREWING CO., 1,801
  51.  THREE MAGNETS BREWING COMPANY, 1,740
  52.  20 CORNERS BREWING, 1,722
  53.  REUBENS BREWS, 1,717
  54.  ICE HARBOR BREWING COMPANY, 1,715
  55.  GRAINS OF WRATH BREWERY, 1,608
  56.  MCMENAMINS ANDERSON SCHOOL, 1,602
  57.  FIRED UP BREWING, 1,593
  58.  OPTIMISM BREWING, 1,561
  59.  SNOQUALMIE FALLS BREWERY AND TAPROOM, 1,469
  60.  PARADISE CREEK BREWERY, 1,448
  61.  HEATHEN BREWING, 1,443
  62.  JELLYFISH BREWING COMPANY, 1,441
  63.  YAKIMA CRAFT BREWING CO., 1,435
  64.  DICKS BREWING COMPANY, 1,421
  65.  CHAINLINE BREWING COMPANY, 1,371
  66.  FORTSIDE BREWING COMPANY, 1,344
  67.  E9 BREWING CO, 1,336
  68.  POSTDOC BREWING COMPANY, 1,329
  69.  AIRWAYS BREWING COMPANY, 1,323
  70.  IRON GOAT BREWING, 1,317
  71.  BROTHERS CASCADIA BREWING, 1,304
  72.  WHITE BLUFFS BREWING, 1,264
  73.  BELLEVUE BREWING COMPANY, 1,247
  74.  CHUCKANUT BREWERY, 1,233
  75.  PORT TOWNSEND BREWING CO., 1,231
  76.  URBAN FAMILY BREWING COMPANY-  disco, 1,227
  77.  SAN JUAN BREWING COMPANY, 1,203
  78.  ROOFTOP BREWING COMPANY, 1,174
  79.  BARREL MOUNTAIN BREWING, 1,132
  80.  KULSHAN BREWERY, 1,123
  81.  HOLY MOUNTAIN BREWING COMPANY, 1,095
  82.  TRAP DOOR BREWING, 1,094
  83.  FREMONT BREWING COMPANY, 1,093
  84.  BAINBRIDGE ISLAND BREWING, 1,061
  85. SCHOONER EXACT BREWING (NOW SAN JUAN SELZTER), 1,059
  86.  RAINY DAZE BREWING COMPANY, 1,041
  87.  STANDARD BREWING, 1,029
  88.  LUCKY ENVELOPE BREWING, 1,021
  89.  MCMENAMINS ELKS TEMPLE BREWERY, 1,017
  90.  PEDDLER BREWING COMPANY, 1,009
  91.  WET COAST BREWING COMPANY,987
  92.  TWIN SISTERS BREWING COMPANY, 985
  93.  TOP RUNG BREWING COMPANY, 959
  94.  OLD SCHOOLHOUSE BREWERY, 911
  95.  NORTH JETTY BREWING, 891
  96.  CRUCIBLE BREWING CO, 871
  97.  LAZY BOY BREWING CO, 848
  98.  ELLIOTT BAY BREWHOUSE & PUB, 842
  99.  VARIETAL BEER COMPANY, 818
  100. RAM RESTAURANT AND BREWERY, 802

All other breweries in the state produced less than 800 barrels in 2019.

 

 



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