Let’s see popular United States beer brands. The top brands include Bud Light, Budweiser, Miller Lite, Corona, Modelo Especial, and Michelob Ultra.
United States economy had impact of brewers, distributors, retailers, supply chain partners, and industries. It was more than $350 billion in 2016, according to the Beer Institute and National Beer Wholesalers Association.
Last year, Americans bought more than 208 million barrels of beer, 1.1% less than the year before. Consumption of beer brands is down because millennial consumers are migrating to wine and mixed drinks. Craft beer makers also are taking market share from big beer makers.
According to the 24/7 Wall Street survey changes in domestic shipping volume of the beer industry’s largest brands to identify America’s biggest beer brands from data provided by industry advocacy group Beer Marketer’s Insights.
Despite declining from a 16.2% market share in 2016 to 15.4% in 2017, Bud Light is still the leading brand. Volume sales of Bud Light slid 5.3% to $5.6 billion in 2017.
Brand winners were Michelob Ultra, Corona Extra, and Modelo Especial. Michelob Ultra had the biggest gain in barrels of beer shipped which is at 21.3%, shipping 1.35 million last year. Michelob Ultra shipped a total of 7.7 million beer barrels in 2017 as its market share climbed from 2.9% to 3.6%. Sales of Michelob Ultra grew 23.6% to $1.6 billion last year.