Alcohol content of selected U.S. beer brands
Top Beer Brands in the United States
Bud Light was the top selling domestic brand of beer in the United States in 2017, at over 2.03 billion U.S. dollars in sales. Americans seem to have a preference for light beers, as seven out of the ten most popular beers in the United States contain the words “light” or “lite” in the name. Among imported beer brands, Corona and Modelo had the highest level of sales in the United States in 2018.
U.S. Beer Production
The United States is the second leading producer of beer worldwide. In 2017, some 217.75 million hectoliters of beer were produced in the United States. The leading producer of beer, China, had a production volume of about 440 hectoliters in that year. Since 2012, the total number of breweries in the United States has increased dramatically, from 2,475 locations to 7,450 by 2018.