USA Today reports that Americans consume an estimated 6.3 billion gallons of beer per year, which comes out to about 26 gallons per adult. Of course not every adult drinks, or drinks beer, so for beer drinkers it means they're drinking even more than that! It's the #1 alcoholic beverage with 38% of American's listing it as their top choice. So if money and calories was no object what would they drink? We know what they do drink from looking at the sales figures. When it comes to sales Bud Light is the champ selling 33 million barrels a year. Coors light is a distant 2nd with 17 million barrels, Budweiser sells 16 millions, Miller Lite 13 million, Corona with 9 million rounds out the top 5. But when asked to name their favorites heres that list.
Top Ten Most Popular Beers in America
(click herefor the Top 25)
- Corona Extra
- Samuel Adams
- Blue Moon
- Miller High Life
- Stella Atrois
Guinness is actually the least popular American beer in sales coming in #26 with only 1.1 million barrels sold. Heineken was 11th in sales with 4 million barrels. Notice the #1 seller Bud Lite didn't crack the top 10 in favorites?