Yuengling, the oldest operating brewery in the U.S., uses corn in its beer. The trade organization lifted the all-barley requirement in 2014, opening the door for Yuengling, August Schell Brewing Company and Narragansett Brewing Company to get the craft designation.
Craft beer is also small. As a group, craft breweries still comprise only about 8 to 14 percent of the overall beer market. And being small is a point of pride — it’s part of the craft brewery definition. You can’t be craft if you make more than 6 million barrels of beer a year (Budweiser brews about 40 million barrels a year).
The Lagunitas Brewing Company is a brewery founded in 1993 in Lagunitas, California. The company is completely owned by Heineken International, and it is known for iconoclastic interpretations of traditional beer styles, and irreverent descriptive text and stories on its packaging. Lagunitas Brewing was the fifth top selling craft brewery in the US in 2013. In 2017 it became the third best selling craft beer in the US.
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