Alcohol content of selected U.S. beer brands

Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, and Miller Lite are among the most popular beers in the United States, and all three contain 4.2 percent of alcohol. Bud Select 55, which boasts only 55 calories has a relatively low alcohol content of 2.4 percent.

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.

Alcohol content of selected beer brands in the United States*

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April 2010


United States

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* As of 2010.

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