RevolMatic Team

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Top 5 Brewers in the World

If you are a caterer looking to serve the best beer in the world during a large event, you want to serve beer made by the best brewers in the world. However, there are many ways to rate a brewer ranging from the variety and reach to reviews and revenue. Our focus in this list will be on the top brewers globally by revenue, among other factors like regional dominance. Let’s get right into it.

Top 5 Brewers in the World

1. AB InBev

Belgium based Anheuser Busch InBev is the largest brewer in the world by revenue ($54.63 billion in 2018). The brewery was founded in 2008. Today, AB InBev has a global presence with offices in New York, Sao Paulo, Mexico, London, Johannesburg, and many other cities worldwide. AB InBev has many subsidiaries, the most notable being SABMiller, Grupo Modelo, InBev, and Anheuser-Busch.

The brewer is best known for brands like Budweiser and Bud Light. Although the popularity of these brands is decreasing, rights to other popular brands like Stella Artois and Corona have kept AB InBev’s global value. AB InBev boasts of over 500 beers distributed via a massive network made up of 600+ independent company owned distributors as well as wholesalers.

2. Heineken


Heineken is the 2nd largest brewer globally in terms of revenue ($29.5 billion in 2018). The Dutch brewer is popular for producing Heineken beer – a pale lager with 5% alcohol volume. Heineken beers are sold in green bottles and cans with the signature red star. Heineken was founded over a century and a half ago (in 1873).

The brand is present in over 170 countries. The Heineken brand also incorporates other beer brands such as Sol, Tiger, Amstel, Tecate, Affligem Red Stripe, Desperados, and Krusovice sold in different countries like Mexico, Australia, China and some parts of Africa. The company owns 160+ breweries around the world.

3. Asahi

Asahi is Japan’s largest brewer, with revenues of $19 billion as of December 2018. The brewer is also in the business of manufacturing soft drinks, spirits, and food. Asahi was established in 1889 as Osaka Brewing Company. The first Asahi beer was made in 1892. Today, Asahi sells its beers globally, with the largest market being Japan. Asahi owns the largest brewing companies in Japan.

The company also has a stake in breweries in China and Europe. The alcoholic beverage business accounts for 41.3% of Asahi’s business. The brand has gained a global footprint through acquisitions, the most notable being the April 2016 acquisitions of Grolsch Brewery, Peroni Brewery, Miller Brands UK, and Meantime Brewery.

4. Carlsberg

Carlsberg is a Danish brewer with a global presence and annual revenues of $9.2 billion in 2018. The brewer was established in 1847. Carlsberg is known for beers like Tuborg, Somersby Cider, Kronenbourg, Grimbergen, and Baltika beer brands. However, the brand produces over 500 beer brands. Carlsberg also has ciders, soft drinks, and bottled water brands. The brewer boasts of a 41,000+ workforce, with most employees situated in Europe and Asia.

5. China Resources (CR) Snow Breweries


CR Snow Breweries is China’s largest brewer, with $4.8 billion in revenue as of December 2018. Although the brewer is a dominant player in the Chinese beer market, the brewer isn’t popular globally. The state-owned brewery was established in 1992. It’s a subsidiary of China Resources Holdings – a conglomerate that deals with food, electricity, and other commodities/services.

CR Snow Breweries is best known for its Snow beverage, which enjoys a 20% market share in the Chinese Beer segment. CR Snow Breweries also operates a distribution business with over 4800 shops. The brewer is also in the business of selling mineral water and soft drinks.

The above list summaries the top 5 brewers globally by revenue and region. Any beer from the above brands is bound to refresh attendees of any event, from festivals to concerts and sporting events. However, remember to automate your beer dispensing process with RevolMatic to avoid long queues.

RevolMatic is a fully automatic beer dispenser that can reduce serving queue. Serve beer faster at your event without the need for extra manpower. The dispenser has been made for large events like football matches, music concerts, festivals, etc. What’s more, the dispenser is easy to use with an app and smart touch feature that sets beer dispensing speed and volume.

There’s no point in serving the best beer in the world at a large event if very few people drink it because of long queues!