Ranking Best Selling Beers in the USA

There’s nothing quite like kicking back a cold one when relaxing with friends or just alone. Beer is one of the most popular and most purchased drinks.


Here in the US, there are many beer drinkers and as a result, a variety of different manufacturers. Several studies have been done to determine which beers Americans love and drink the most. Websites like Vinepair, which covers alcoholic beverages, have also carried out their research to determine the most popular beers in America (imported and domestic). Although many different investigations have been done, all agree that these are the ten best selling beers, in no particular order:




Busch and Busch Light
It is readily available in both cans and bottles of different sizes. Busch made the list because its drinkers are consistent in buying the beverage. Busch Light may be one of the best-selling beers in the USA with $318M in annual sales (via Statista), but it is certainly not one of those that taste the best.




Budweiser is one of the top selling beers in the US, with over $700M in sales (via Statista) and a classic brand. According to The Daily Meal, a website that covers food and drinks, Budweiser is a top selling beer because of the loyalty of its drinkers.




Heineken is not originally a beer from the US, but it is one of the most popular. Its sales are high, and it gives stiff competition to the domestic beers.


Natural Light, Michelob Ultra Light and Miller Lite
The three beers are available as light lagers with their alcohol percentage at 4.2%, 4.2% and 4.17%, respectively. Their sales are approximately $428M for Michelob Ultra, $343M for Natural Light and $862M for Miller Lite (via Statista).


Corona Extra
Corona Extra’s alcohol percentage is at 4.6%, and its sales are approximately $626M (via Statista). It is relatively popular among alcohol drinkers in the US with an average case going for $29.67.




Bud Light and Coors Light
Both beers are light lagers with their alcoholic percentage at 4.2%. Bud Light is the clear leader of the American beer market with its sales close to $10B. It is followed by Coors Light, with its sales at approximately 2.4B (via Statista). Studies show that most people still prefer a domestic beer at happy hour.  While the American beer palette has undergone major changes in recent years turning towards craft beers, the big brands stand to capitalize on casual drinkers looking for a tasty and affordable beer.  So what about you? Did any of your favorite beers make the list? Is your choice of beer affected by price or convenience? (i.e. happy hour specials) Please tell us in the comments below!

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