The 10 biggest beer brands
You might be surprised by the biggest beer brands worldwide.
Sure, Budweiser and Heinken have spots on the list, as expected. But there’s also a selection of international beers just now becoming popular in the U.S.
But while mainstream labels still dominate the market, beer from small and independent makers are outperforming them.
Through the first half of 2012, dollar sales for craft brews are up 14%, according to the Brewers Assn. industry group. As a whole, beer companies saw sales slip 1% in 2011.
10. Asahi Super Dry
Japanese brand Asahi Super Dry is now available in more than 50 countries and sold 12.3 million barrels last year, up 2.5% from 12 million barrels in 2010. Owner Asahi Group Holdings saw its beer shipments fall overall last year, but the company still holds a 38% share of the Japanese beer market, beating out Kirin Holdings Co.