lists: Biggest breweries and beer distributors in 2011

Biggest breweries and beer distributors in 2011

RANKED BY | Sales to the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch for year ending March 31, 2011
Rank '12CompanyTypes of beers producedMajority owner(s)Year foundedBCLDB sales '11/'10
1Molson Coors Canada (Vancouver Brewery)
www.molsoncoors.com
Molson Canadian, 67, Coors Light, Rickard's Red, Rickard's Blonde, Carling, PilsnerMolson Coors Brewing Co. (TSX:TAP)17861$299,524,6132
$323,885,1952
-8%
2Labatt Breweries of Canada
www.labatt.com
Kokanee, Kokanee Gold, Lucky, Blue, Alexander Keith's, Kootenay Mountain AleABInBev1847$263,369,0312
$288,972,7992
-9%
3Okanagan Spring Brewery
www.okspring.com
Pale Ale, 1516, Porter, Brewmaster's Black, Winter Ale, HoppedOperating under Sleeman Breweries Ltd. in Canada, part of Sapporo Group of Cos.1985$85,634,201
$91,736,837
-7%
4Pacific Western Brewing Co
www.pwbrewing.com
Pacific Pilsner, Traditional BC Lager, Canterbury Dark Mild Lager, Ironhorse Malt, Pacific Schwarzbock, TNTKazuko Komatsu1957$25,128,463
$18,929,635
33%
5Granville Island Brewing Co
www.gib.ca
Cypress Honey Lager, Brockton IPA, Island Lager, Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale, English Bay Pale Ale, Robson St Hefweizen, Lions Winter Ale, False Creek Raspberry AleCreemore Springs Brewing31984$22,252,319
$25,043,433
-11%
6Phillips Brewing Co
www.phillipsbeer.com
Blue Buck, Hop Circle IPA, Analogue 78, Slipstream, Dr Funk, Phoenix Gold, Amnesiac, Hoperation Tripel Cross, Ginger Beer, Longboat Chocolate Porter, Skookum Cascadian Brown, Krypton RyePA, Hammer, Leviathan, Twisted Oak Scotch AleMatt Phillips2001$8,827,224
$5,486,618
61%
7Whistler Brewing Co
www.whistlerbeer.com
Black Tusk Ale, Powder Mountain Lager, Bear Paw Honey Lager, Whiskey Jack Ale, Grapefruit AleBruce Dean1989$8,579,066
$7,739,914
11%
8Vancouver Island Brewery
www.vanislandbrewery.com
Piper's Pale Ale, Sea Dog Amber Ale, Hermann's Dark Lager, Spyhopper Honey Brown, Beachcomber Summer Ale, Storm Watcher Winter Lager, Flying Tanker White IPA, Iron Plow Harvest Marzen, Dough Head Gingerbread Ale, Vancouver Islander Lager, Hermannator Ice Bock, Winter and Summer POD PACKSBarry Fisher1984$7,577,363
$6,818,067
11%
9Big Rock Brewery Ltd Inc
www.bigrockbeer.com
Alberta Genuine Draft, Grasshopper Wheat Ale, Hellesbock, Rock Creek, Traditional AleBig Rock Brewery Inc. (TSX:BR)1985$6,526,572
$6,514,617
0%
10Premier Brands Ltd
www.premierbrands.ca
Distributors of Bavaria, La Trappe, Blackthorn, Hacker-Pschoor, Fuller's, Innis and Gunn, La Messagere, Rekorderlig and Headstrong beersNP1988$4,721,382
11Tree Brewing Co4
www.treebeer.com
Beach Blonde, Kelowna Pilsner, Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale, Cutthroat Pale Ale, HopHead IPA, MadCap Belgian White Ale, Vertical Winter Ale, Raspberry Porter, Spy Porter, Jumpin Jack Pumpkin Ale Hophead Double IPA, Hophead Black IPA, Dukes Dry Apple CiderTod Melnyk1996$4,380,016
$3,380,418
30%
12Lighthouse Brewing Co Inc
www.lighthousebrewing.com
Race Rocks Amber Ale, Beacon IPA, Lighthouse Lager, Fisgard 150, Riptide Pale Ale, Keepers Stout, Switchback IPAPrivately held1998$4,241,873
$3,985,977
6%
13Russell Brewing Co
www.russellbeer.com
Cream Ale, Pale Ale, Extra Special Lager, Honey Blonde Ale, IP'eh, Angry Scotch Ale, Black Death Porter, Blood Alley Bitter, Rocky Mountain Pilsner, Lemon Ale, Marzen, Naughty and Spiced PorterRussell Breweries Inc (TSX-V:RB)1995$3,522,199
$3,087,455
14%
14Nelson Brewing Co Ltd
www.nelsonbrewing.com
After Dark, Blackheart, Faceplant, Harvest Moon, Paddywhack, Wild HoneyPrivately held1991$2,076,553
$1,867,492
11%
15Central City Brewing Co
www.redracerbeer.com
Red Racer: IPA, Pale Ale, ESB, Oatmeal Stout, Lager, Pumpkin Ale, White Ale, Winter Ale, Raspberry Wheat Ale; Thor's Hammer Barley WineDarryll Frost2003$2,069,901
$1,409,017
47%
16Carlsberg Canada Inc
www.carlsberg.ca
CarlsbergCarlsberg Group20045$2,045,386
$2,152,505
-5%
17Premium Beer Co
www.premiumbeer.ca
Importers of Moosehead, Cracked Canoe, Sam Adams, James Ready, Magners, Hop City BrewingPrivately heldNP$1,852,330
$2,154,439
-14%
18Howe Sound Brewing Co
www.howesound.com
Garibaldi Honey Pale Ale, Whitecap Wheat Ale, Timberline Pale Ale, Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout, Rail Ale Nut Brown, Devils Elbow IPA, Baldwin and Cooper Best Bitter, Howe Sound Lager. Seasonal beers: Pothole Filler Imperial Stout, Mettleman Copper Ale, High Tide Hemp Ale, Total Eclipse of the Hop, King Heffy Imperial Hefeweizen, Pumpkineater IPA, Father John's Winter Ale, Megadestroyer Imperial Stout, Gathering Storm CDA, 4-Way Fruit Ale, Woolly Bugger Barley Wine, Fenn family1996$1,510,971
$1,121,606
35%
19Driftwood Brewing
www.driftwoodbeer.com
Driftwood Pale Ale, White Bark Witbier, Farmhand Saison, Fat Tug IPA, Crooked Coast, Altbier, many seasonalsJason Meyer, Kevin Hearsum, Gary LindsayJuly 2008$1,415,237
$734,246
93%
20R&B Brewing
www.r-and-b.com
Red Devil Pale Ale, Raven Cream Ale, Sun God Wheat Ale, Bohemian Lager, Hoppelganger I.P.A., Dark Star Oatmeal StoutBarry Benson, Rick Dellow1997$1,320,402
$1,252,174
5%



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