As an avid beer drinker, there’s a good chance that you appreciate the subtle notes that you get from a particular IPA that’s only available at your local microbrewery. Of course, we believe that no matter what type of beer you like, there’s just something about drinking a refreshing, ice cold oat soda that does the trick. For example, when it’s a million degrees outside and you come in from mowing the lawn, nothing does the trick quite like an ale. Similarly, there’s nothing better to drink for dessert than a thick, rich stout.
Wherever you land on the spectrum, you may have wondered in the past which type of beer is the most popular. The good news is that in today’s blog, the team at US Beer Crates is going to help you put that question to rest. Keep reading to learn more, and if you’re a homebrewer, be sure to order one of our plastic beer crates to keep your precious suds safe in the perfect beer storage unit.
Which Type of Beer is Your Favorite?
Do you prefer a nice crisp lager? Perhaps you’re more of a porter person, preferring the maltiness that is present in many beers of this type. Maybe you enjoy the fruity goodness of a saison the most. Whatever the case may be, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at what most people in the United States are actually buying.
Unfortunately, microbrews don’t make the cut here. How could they? The sad truth is that small breweries just can’t compete with their larger competitors who have years of experience (and deep pockets) that are necessary to corner the market. Blue Moon cracks the top two dozen, believe it or not, but they are owned by MillerCoors and there has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding this particular beer.
Which Beers Made the List?
Among the top five are plenty of obvious choices. Corona, Miller Lite, and original Budweiser are up at the top, as you’d expect.
Coors Light and Bud Light round out the top two, surprising no one.
So what does this say about beer in America? Is it that light beers are king and that’s what everyone prefers? More likely, it’s a combination of these companies have the largest advertising budgets and the general public not caring much about “craft beer” when they can get a case of something else for much cheaper. Different strokes for different folks, as the saying goes.
At the end of the day, we’re certainly not here to judge anyone for their taste in beer, however, because we’ve been known to break out the Coors Banquets and PBRs from time to time. It’s just that once you’ve seen the light of microbreweries, craft beers, and homebrewing, you start to realize that the devil is in the details.
If you’re a homebrewer, you’ll find that our plastic beer bottle crates are the perfect way to store your latest batch of the good stuff. If you’re not a homebrewer, what are you waiting for? There are plenty of resources to steer you in the right direction and get you started off on the right foot. Trust us when we say that you’ll enjoy walking down this path.