Historical Tidbits: Top Ten Brewers, 1950

Top ten American brewers, 1950 1. Schlitz (5 million barrels) 2. Anheuser-Busch (4.8 m) 3. Ballantine (4.3 m) 4. Pabst (3.4 m) 5. Liebmann [Rheingold] (2.6 m) 6. Schaefer (2.6) 7. Falstaff (2.2 m) 8. Miller (2.1 m) [first time in top 10; ranked 19th in 1948, 11th in 1949] 9. Blatz (1.7 m) 10. Pfeiffer (1.6 m) Plus another five: 11. Griesedieck Western (1.4 m) 12. Goebel (1.2 m) 13. Ruppert (1.2 m) 14. Lucky (1.09 m) 15. Duquesne (1.08 m)

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Source: “Beer Drinkers Like Them Light and Dry,” Business Week, April 19, 1952, p. 147.

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