St Arnou On Premise Manager, Sydney
Best Selling Beers
The largest selling beer in the world is Snow Lager and it is only sold in China. It over-took Bud Light at the end of 2008. Amazingly, Bud Light has limited global coverage, sold in only 7 countries (incidently, St Arnou is sold in three countries currently with more coming later this year).
Best Selling Beers in Australia
Best Selling Beers in Mexico
Mexicans prefer Corona as their number one choice and Corona also tops the rankings for imported beers in the US according to latest data available, overtaking Heineken. Tecate and Dos Equis are ranked second and third places as top selling beers in Mexico.
Best Selling Beers in Germany
Germany posseses about 1,300 breweries, second only to US. Still, a few large companies dominate the beer market. Krombacher leads the pack, followed by Bitburger, Warsteiner and Becks. Becks is the largest exported beer from Germany. The strict law of Germany, known as the Reinheitsgebot purity law, limited the potential ingredients that can be used in beers. This has prevented imports of foreign brands into Germany.
Best Selling Beers in United Kingdom
The citizens of the United Kingdom have preferred ales in over lagers for the past several centuries...but Carling is the largest selling beer in Britain, which is originally from Canada. Equally surprising is the fact that the Australian beer brand, Foster’s Lager, is ranked second biggest seller in the United Kingdom, followed by Stella Artois of Belgium and Carlsberg of the Netherlands.
Best Selling Beers in Japan
Normally people associate Japanese drinking with sake. The real fact is that sake has only around 8% share of the alcohol market, while the beer market share is nearly 60%. Four large Japanese brewers dominate the Japanese beer market. Among the top selling beers in Japan, Asahi Super Dry heads the list, followed by other brands Kirin and Sopporo.
Did you know? Fosters is the third biggest distributed beer in the world behind Bud and Heineken.