I’m not surprised by any of the breweries on this list, nor am I surprised by their ranking. I don’t really consider Sam Adams (Boston Brewery) a craft brewery anymore. They’re just too big, too national; they’ve traded in their quality of product for the ability to compete with the macro-domestics. But otherwise, you can’t go wrong with any of the breweries on this list. They’re all making great, quality beers.
My 10 favorite from this list would be (in no particular order): Deschutes, Magic Hat, Matt Brewing Co. (Saranac), Stone Brewing, Dogfish Head, Lagunitas, Brooklyn Brewery, Rogue, Abita, and Shipyard.