Budweiser Tops State Rankings Ahead of National Beer Day

The “King of Beers” is preferred in nearly half of U.S. states.

Thursday marks National Beer Day in the U.S., and apparently many more people are likely to observe after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Top Agency, a collection of global marketing firms, recently examined beer drinking trends and consumer preferences across the country.

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The firm reported that beer consumption rose nearly 9% since the beginning of the pandemic.

And a poll found that although more than half of respondents sipped four or fewer beers per month, nearly one-quarter downed at least 20.

Beers in the “value” category saw a strong increase, along with no-alcohol beers and alcoholic alternatives, such as hard seltzers.

Those increases helped offset declines among premium, craft and import brands.

Top Agency found that brewing titan Anheuser-Busch dominated state-by-state beer popularity rankings.

Budweiser, the company’s flagship brew, was reportedly the most popular beer in 23 states, while Bud Light topped the list in six more.

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