18. Ballast Point Brewing Co.
Location: San Diego, California
Year Established: 1996
Another top fifty brewery when it comes to sales, Ballast Point opened in 1996 and grew quickly to meet the demand for their beer. Today, the beer stocks shelves across the country with their Sculpin IPA ranking among their top sellers. And their recent collaboration with COEDO Brewery in Japan, an IPA brewed with sake rice, is giving them exposure on the other side of the world.