Special Report

31 Biggest Beer Brands in America

Source: Courtesy of MillerCoors

26. Milwaukee’s Best Ice
> Parent company: MillerCoors
Barrels shipped in 2018: 1,110,000
> Change from 2013: -21.0%
> 2018 market share: 0.5%

Ice beers, chilled below freezing as they’re brewed, are supposed to be smoother than other beers, and they’re definitely slightly higher in alcohol — 5.9% in this case.

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25. Guinness (all)
> Parent company: Diageo
> Barrels shipped in 2018: 1,110,000
> Change from 2013: 6.7%
> 2018 market share: 0.5%

The vast majority of America’s favorite beers are American-made or imported from Mexico, but this iconic Irish brand is an exception. Though the brewery now markets a number of different beers, its rich, dark, original stout is what made its reputation.

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24. Corona Light
> Parent company: Grupo Modelo (Constellation Brands)
> Barrels shipped in 2018: 1,125,000
> Change from 2013: 11.4%
> 2018 market share: 0.5%

Corona Extra is the most popular Mexican beer in America, but this lower-calorie alternative (it has 99 calories per 12-ounce bottle, versus 149 for the Extra) is rapidly gaining fans.

Source: Walmart.com

23. Icehouse
> Parent company: MillerCoors
> Barrels shipped in 2018: 1,280,000
> Change from 2013: -12.0%
> 2018 market share: 0.6%

This ice beer was the first one produced in America, making its debut in 1993. It comes in at 5.5% alcohol by volume.

Source: walmart.com

22. Coors Banquet
> Parent company: MillerCoors
> Barrels shipped in 2018: 1,550,000
> Change from 2013: 10.7%
> 2018 market share: 0.8%

Still brewed in Colorado, where it began, Coors Banquet is said to have been named in honor of the hearty feasts local miners ate when their workday was over.

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