Bud Light is America’s Top Selling Beer — Sold More Than Coors Light and Budweiser Combined Last Year


With one of America’s biggest drinking holidays just around the corner (St. Patrick’s day you sober buffoons), we stumbled upon some interesting figures for beer sales in 2012: The top 5 selling domestic beers included Bud Light, Coors Light, Budweiser, Miller Lite and Natural Light.

Even more intriguing is the fact that Bud Light, the number one selling beer in the country sold close to 270 million cases, which is a whopping 60 million cases over the combined amount of sales done by the #2 and #3 brands Coors Light (101,760,300 cases) and Budweiser (101,651,900 cases). While Bud Light maintains a strong grasp

An infographic visualizing the 2011 sales figures can be seen below, but to put it into perspective, this is what sales looked like for the Top 3 brands in 2011 and 2012:


  1. Bud Light ($5,327,145,000)
  2. Budweiser ($2,072,380,000)
  3. Coors Light ($1,946,762,000)


  1. Bud Light ($5,452,052,000)
  2. Coors Light ($2,056,722,000)
  3. Budweiser ($2,017,366,000)

Amidst the top three brands, Coors Light took a jump to the #2 spot while Budweiser noticed a drop in sales from 2011 to 2012. Bud Light remained in the top position, outperforming themselves in 2012 and extending the gap in their lead from Coors Light, their next closest competitor.


2011 Sales Figures from BizJournals.com / 2012 Sales Figures from Mint.com Infographic


Elie is a product of Orange County, CA. In early 2012, his dentist diagnosed him with 8 different cavities, three of which on the same tooth, as a result of his 23-year Sour Patch Kid addiction.

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  • bob

    all shit beer…shocker

  • Raul

    America loves the Piss Water

  • Anonymous

    Shows just how screwed up our country really is!

  • anon

    Please update the title of this article to:
    Bud Light is America’s Top Selling “Beer”

  • Dave


  • bg

    People what quantity not quality. And they’re pigs for it.

  • http://twitter.com/HonestJohn60 Honest John

    I have a 18 pack and will save one can for testing because this is the worst of my Favorited beer has ever been! – It tastes like seltzer water! – And theres no buzz? – I have the box too! – It was taped up for what ever reason, but all the beers tasted the same! – THIS IS BS AND I NEVER COMPLAIN! – I should of back when I bought the Bud Light aluminum bottle 16 pack and 6 bottles were flat! – But this is the worst! – This time I would like to hear from someone to know if this is going to be the norm, so I can switch to another brand instead of wasting my money!

    • Anonymous

      I had some bad Coors Light one time and the store I buy from weekly wouldnt take it back no matter what (which pissed me off more). A couple of letter to coors yielded me a couple of coupons, maybe you should try that.

  • Paul Birgensen

    Bud sucks.

  • Mike Anderson

    Bud Light is foreign owned now btw, LOL