Top Popular Beer Brands in America


Bud Light, debuted nationwide in 1982, is America's favorite beer. Anheuser-Busch InBev shipped 33 million barrels of light lager in 2017, double the second-most popular beer. 

Bud Light


Coors Light and other brewery goods became more affordable, removing that mystique. Coors Light is the nation's second-most-popular beer.

Coors Light


The brand boasts "beechwood aged." It's not aged in beechwood as wine is in oak. The lagering tanks get beechwood. Some fermenting yeast accumulates on the wood and comes into touch with the beer. 



Molson Coors ships 13.1 million barrels annually. Miller Lite, like other big American beers, is losing market share to imports and craft beer.

Miller Lite


This bright golden pilsner is Mexico's most popular beer and its top export. Constellation Brands owns Corona Extra and Modelo Especial.

Corona Extra


Michelob Ultra grew faster than any other U.S. beer from 2016 to 2017. Last year, the light beer shipped 7.7 million cases, up 21% from 2016. 

Michelob Ultra


Constellation Brands transported 1.6 million barrels of Mexican pilsner-style beer to the U.S. in 2007. Ten years later, it exported 7.2 million barrels.

Modelo Especial


Many U.S. college students call Natural Light "Natty Light," one of the lightest beers. One Natural Light has 95 calories and 3.2 carbohydrates. Many drinkers also say Natural Light tastes light.

Natural Light


Busch Light contains 95 calories, less than all but a few other light beers. Sales indicate a strong following despite reviews calling it watery, flavorless, and dull.

Busch Light


Anheuser-Busch InBev ships six of the top 10 U.S. beers, including Busch. Busch, like Busch Light, is low in calories. 114 calories and 4.3 percent alcohol by volume.


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