Here Are the Top 10 Selling Craft Beers That Everyone Will Be Drinking This St. Patrick's Day

Editors' pick: Originally published March 17.

While the U.S. faces a tense, divisive political period, it appears Americans are reverting to a simple solution - drink...a lot.

And what provides for a better excuse to binge drink than St. Patrick's Day?

Americans are expected to spend a record $5.3 billion to celebrate St. Paddy's Day this year, according to NPD Group data, the most spent in the 13 years the survey has been conducted.

NPD Group estimates that out of the 139 million people who will celebrate the holiday, 41 percent will spend their money on beverages with 21 percent planning on going out to a bar or restaurant.

St. Patrick's Day, a religious holiday to honor the memory of Roman Catholic Saint Patrick who died on March 17, 461, is now primarily associated with parades, leprechauns and beer.

Just in time for the celebrations, the Brewers Association released its list of the top selling beers of 2016.

While Anheuser-Busch Inbev (BUD) still clocks in at number one on the overall best-selling beer list, craft brews such as those made by The Boston Beer Company (SAM) are beginning to infringe more and more on the beverage king's space.

In 2015, craft beer sales rose 12.8%, representing $22.3 billion of the overall $105.9 billion beer market. That may be a small slice of the pie, but it's up from the $19.6 billion share craft beer held in 2014, according to the Brewers Association, which said it will release its 2016 data in a few weeks.

But, the association recognizes the growing popularity of small breweries so, along with the overall list, it compiled a list solely dedicated to the top-selling 50 craft beers in the U.S. based on sales volume.

Here are the top ten.

#1. D.G. Yuengling & Son
#1. D.G. Yuengling & Son

#2. Sam Adams
#2. Sam Adams

#3. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
#3. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

#4. New Belgium Brewing Co.
#4. New Belgium Brewing Co.

#5. Gambrinus
#5. Gambrinus

#6. Duvel
#6. Duvel

#7. Bell's Brew
#7. Bell's Brew

#8. Deschutes Brewery
#8. Deschutes Brewery

#9. Stone Brewing Company
#9. Stone Brewing Company

#10. Oskar Blues Brewing Holding Co.
#10. Oskar Blues Brewing Holding Co.

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