Over generations, the beer has become a major beverage in the United States. Just as wine became a tradition in warm areas where the vines grow, beer became very important in the cold region where cereals grow.
Fermentation quickly became a real custom in the U.S. population. It is with the arrival of the first explorers that the different types of beers were created. The very first beer was the famous beer “Ale”. At that time breweries began to open. But in 1800 the German migrants came with the “Lager” beer that became really popular. In 1870 they became the undisputed leader with 4,000 breweries developed.
In 1920, the Prohibition was declared and lasted for 13 years. Only half of the breweries will reopen at the end of this law. In 1970, the United States had less companies producing beer than what they had in 1920. The ?comeback? of the Ale beer won?t happen before 1980, when new Ale started to appear on the market. Thanks to their top quality, these craft type “microbrewery” are those very same that we can find today in pole position in U.S. sales. Currently, the leaders of the beer market are Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors.
Brand Index You Gov conducted its annual survey of beer, and it appears that the most famous beers in the United States are:
10 – Coors Light: This brand is ninth among the 10 top rated beers in the United States. It is one of the most sold in 2012.
9 – Yuenling: Yuenling & Son was founded in 1829. This is the oldest brewery in the United States, the production is 2.5 million barrels per year.
8 – Stella Artois: Launched in 1998, it is one of the most sold brand of Anheuser Bush Inbev. This Belgian beer is number one in more than 80 countries.
7 – Guinness: She was ranked No. 6 in 2012. If it is now far behind, this Irish beer still sells 167 million barrels annually and is manufactured in 60 countries around the world.
6 – Heineken: The Dutch brand took the place occupied by Guinness in 2012. She had a positive growth thanks to advertising and increased sales in the United States.
5 – Corona: This is the best-selling imported U.S. beer. Recently, the Ministry of Justice of the United States forbade the union of AB Inbev and Mexican brewery that produces Corona, arguing that if the merger was done, the brand would control 46% of beer sales in the country.
4 – Bud Light: This beer brand is the most sold in the United States with a record of 269 million in 2012, although a drop in sales in 2013 is identified.
3 – Dos Equis: The brand was acquired by Heineken in 2010. This is one of the best brands advertised and was able to still Bud Light rank this year.
2 – Budweiser: One of the main brands of beer, enjoying the second position in 2012. Part of AB InBev, the company has been sued for having diluted the beer. The group responded to the accusation by jokes to reassure customers.
1 – Samuel Adams: This beer is owned by the Boston Beer Company. Founded in 1984 with a homemade recipe and named Samuel Adams Boston Lager, it holds the first place in this ranking.
Want to try a beer made in America? Today, we will recommend 2:
Alhambra Reserva 1925
San Miguel Especial