#6: Samuel Adams Lager
- Dollar sales: $240,251,900
- Change in dollar sales from a year ago: +6.02%
- Case sales: 7,710,278
- Avg. price per case: $31.16
Boston Beer Company (NYSE:SAM), the maker of Samuel Adams, is tied with Yuengling as the largest American-owned brewer, ranked by barrels shipped in 2011. The company is considered an American craft brewer — defined as relatively small, independent and traditional — by the Brewers Association. Samuel Adams Lager is fairly expensive, with an average price tag of more than $31 per case. Compared to other popular beers, Samuel Adams ranks significantly higher in dollar sales compared to case sales.