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These Are The 20 Most Popular Beers In America Right Now

Big Beer is a big business in America. Total annual sales stand around $100 billion. Craft Beers, as defined by the Brewer’s Association, are booming, yet still only account for around 15% of the beer sold in America. On a volume basis, craft beer’s share of the market is about half of that, due to its premium pricing. So what’s America drinking? A whole lot of light beer, most of which is made by a handful of monstrous macro brewers. America’s most popular beer is Bud Light – by a couple billion dollars. Yes, Bud Light’s U.S. sales alone would lodge it firmly within the Fortune 500.

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Written by VinePair‘s Joshua Malin

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Bud Light Platinum — Budweiser’s New Higher Alcohol Option

That’s right. Budweiser is going platinum. What the heck does that mean? Who cares, it’s better than gold! When did they go gold exactly? Who knows? The point is that a new light beer is on the horizon and beer drinkers everywhere should be rejoicing. What actually makes Budweiser Platinum different from their ordinary brew is that it will contain 6% alcohol by volume. This is somewhat of a jump from their other variants such as Bud Light is a mere 4.2% ABV and Budweiser classic which has 5% ABV.

(via The Huffington Post)