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3. New Belgium Brewing Co.

Annual sales: 583,160 barrels
Share of segment: 6.40%
Change in share: +0.60%

The third largest craft brewery in the country is the New Belgium Brewing Co., located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Founded in 1991, the brewery began when Jeff Lebesch decided to take his passion for home brewing to a commercial level.

Fat Tire, the company’s flagship beer, originated from a bicycle trip Lebesch took through Belgium from brewery to brewery, and the icon of a bicycle is also displayed in company logos and labels. The company’s beers are distributed in 19 different US states.

Photo: Michael Fajardo