Budweiser Parent Continues to Lead Beer Market Sales

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Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A./N.V. (NYSE: BUD), parent of Budweiser, has kept its position as the largest brewer in the United States based on barrels sold. The Miller Coors division of Molson Coors Brewing Co. (NYSE: TAP) holds second place, according to Brewers Association research on the American brewing industry. The difference in size between the two is huge, at least based on global sales.

Molson Coors had revenue of $3.6 billion last year. The total for Anheuser-Busch was $43.6 billion. The gulf is one that the smaller company cannot close.

The Brewers Association listed America’s top nine brewers, with the Craft Brew Association at the bottom, a sign of how small the niche beer market is.

Brewing Company
City

Anheuser-Busch, Inc (a)
Saint Louis

MillerCoors (b)
Chicago

Pabst Brewing Co (c)
Los Angeles

D. G. Yuengling and Son Inc
Pottsville

Boston Beer Co (d)
Boston

North American Breweries (e)
Rochester

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
Chico

New Belgium Brewing Co
Fort Collins

Craft Brew Alliance (f)

Rank
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