BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Beer Company has held the distinction of being the largest U.S.-owned brewer since 1998, after Anheuser-Busch was acquired.Melrose Residents Plead For City To Take Action On Rat Infestation
Both companies shipped about 2.5 million barrels last year.
Back in January, Yuengling had actually announced they were larger than Sam Adams after a trade publication estimated that the company ships more beer than Boston Beer.
But this week Boston Beer released their earnings and the 2.5 million number, proving them wrong – they are tied for largest American brewer.READ MORE: Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia To Be Sentenced Monday
Boston Beer is also planning to complete the national rollout of two of its non-beer brands Twisted Tea and one of its hard cider brands.
Boston Beer told the Boston Herald that the growth rate of Twisted Tea has out-paced beer at the company, using proceeds from those sales for innovations at the company.
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