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 graspAn 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:
- Bud Light ($5,327,145,000)
- Budweiser ($2,072,380,000)
- Coors Light ($1,946,762,000)
- Bud Light ($5,452,052,000)
- Coors Light ($2,056,722,000)
- 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.