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Five Mid-Sized Brewery Stocks to Quench Your Weekend Thirst


Few things scream “solid American spring weekend” like a cooler of alcohol and your family and friends, gathered around someone's yard. With that in mind, here are five mid-sized brewery stocks to consider over beers and brats this weekend.

China New Borun Corporation (NYSE: BORN) China New Borun is a producer and distributor of corn-based edible alcohol in China. Borun's edible alcohol products are primarily sold as an ingredient to producers of baijiu, a popular grain-based alcoholic beverage that is sold throughout China in retail stores, restaurants and bars. China New Borun has a market cap of $235.91 million and an EPS of $1.73.

Compania Cervecerias Unidas (NYSE: CCU) CCU is a diversified beverage holding company that, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, has operations established in Chile, Argentina, the Cayman Islands and Liechtenstein. The company is Chile's largest brewer and second-largest wine producer. CCU has a market cap of $3.79 billion and an EPS of $3.33.

The Boston Beer Company (NYSE: SAM) The Boston Beer Company began in 1984 with a generations-old family recipe that Founder and Brewer Jim Koch uncovered in his father's attic. After bringing the recipe to life in his kitchen, Jim brought it to bars in Boston with the belief that drinkers would appreciate a complex, full-flavored beer, brewed fresh in America. That beer was Samuel Adams Boston Lager, and it helped catalyze what became known as the American craft beer revolution. SAM has a market cap of $1.24 billion and an EPS of $3.53.

Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP) Molson Coors Brewing Company brews, markets and sells a portfolio of leading premium quality brands such as Coors Light, Molson Canadian, Molson Dry, Carling, Coors Banquet and Keystone Light. Molson Coors features a $9.12 billion market cap and an EPS of $3.78. Molson Coors also has $1.44 billion in profits on $3.25 billion in total revenues.

Vina Concha y Toro (NYSE: VCO) Vina Concha y Toro S.A. is a producer and exporter of wines in Chile. The Company owns and operates vineyards that grow grapes for use in the company's wine-making operations, vinification plants, bottling plants and its wine distribution network. VCO has a $1.85 billion market cap and an EPS of $2.39.

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