Bud is as ‘Murica as apple pie and Diabetes. Despite all of the love for craft brews they still only account for about 15 percent of the beer sold in the United States. The gigantic macro brewers own a huge slice of the $100 billion annual sales in America. Bud Lite is the king of beers with nearly $6 billion in sales alone, more than doubling the next popular beer, Coors Light.
Light beers are 6 of the top 10 hoppy beverages in the United States. The unbelievable fact is that Anheuser-Busch InBev owns 13 of the 20 most popular beer brands in the nation. The beer behemoth owns Budweiser, Bud Ice, Bud Lite, Bud Lite Lime, Bud Lite Lime Straw-Ber-Ita, Bud Light Platinum, Busch, Busch Light, Corona, Keystone Light, Michelob Extra, Modelo Especial, Natural Ice and Natural Light.
But does Budweiser dominate the entire planet? The fine folks at Vinepair set out to find the most popular beer brands in the entire world. Based on data from the most recent year available in each nation, the site made this intoxicating infomap.
If you want to fit in with the locals when you travel the world, here’s what beers to order. If you’re in Chile go with the Cristal Cerveza, but if you’re holidaying in Kenya order a round of Tusker. Ask the barkeep for an ice cold Kamenitzas if you’re in Bulgaria and buy a case of Snow in China.
There were some interesting discoveries from the suds map including Foster’s is not the beer that Australians drink, it’s Victoria Bitter. Drinkers in Hong Kong prefer Spanish brew San Miguel that is brewed in the Philippines.
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