Since 2011, Budweiser has been the #1 ranked beer in the USA. After all, it is called the King of Beers for a reason, until yesterday’s announcement that it has fallen to 4th place.
But before you start calling an end to the King of Beers, this isn’t the first time Bud has been ousted from the top. In 2001, Bud Light replaced it’s full calorie compadre. And in 2001, Coors Light took the top spot. Shortly after, Budweiser took the top spot again. And it looks like Bud Light is back at #1..however, Budweiser is now out of the Top 3 all together.
So as you can see this is, probably, just a blip on the radar. However, the truth is changing tastes in the USA to craft beers has made an impact, as have imported beers.
As it stands, the Top of the Beers food chain looks like this:
- Bud Light
- Coors Light
- Miller Light
- Corona Extra
- Michelob Ultra
- Modelo Especial
- Natural Light
It is interesting to note a couple of things happened here, the top 3 beers in the USA are Light beers, which accounts for some of the healthier trends (if you consider Light beer to be a healthier option). This is also the first time since 1971 that Miller has been in the Top 3.
What say you? Does this fit with your buying habits, when it comes to beer, or is this just a situation of too many choices?