Food & Drink

The Most Popular Beer in America Is...

Published On 03/04/2015 Published On 03/04/2015

No, it's not anything that was brewed with coffee beans and/or orange peels.

Despite the fact that craft beer is more popular than ever before and 1.5 new breweries open every day (fortunately, we know what all the good ones are), Big Beer still has a, well, big presence here in America. VinePair crunched the numbers, and it turns out that Bud Light is our nation's most popular beer by a pretty wide margin: ABOUT $3.6 BILLION. Their chart also takes into account the BeerAdvocate scores and ABVs of the top 20. Check it out:


As you can see, the list is a who's who of light beers and lagers, with a surprise showing by Bud Lite Lime Straw-Ber-Rita at the #20 spot.

Yuengling is the only privately held beer on this entire thing. There's definitely a reason it's one of our beers to drink before you die.

Adam Lapetina is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and has never had a Bud Lite Lime Straw-Ber-Rita, but might have to now. Read his musings at @adamlapetina.



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