Cheers to the beers!
What a fun survey to ask! Over 850 beer loving Americans were asked to name their favorite of types of beer and the results are somewhat surprising considering how we are consuming more different types of beer than ever before. Gone are the days of only having a handful of local and national beer companies that sold over 90% of what we drank.
The big guys
Up until 20 years ago most of us consumed beers from one of the Big Three breweries, Budweiser, Miller, Coors. Then came micro breweries that were popping up all over the country giving consumers so many more options. In Massachusetts it was Sam Adams, in Maine it was Shipyard Brewing that got the local breweries going, they were followed by smaller start ups that started as hobbies born of a passion to brew something better and different.
Lot’s of variety
The small brewers wanted to offer more variety than the big guys were offering, they started brewing IPA’s and Stouts and Brown Ales and many more divirgent types of beers. The tastes of the average beer drinker began to diversify with a desire for the bigger bolder tastes that was different from their parents beers which tended to be the same brand over and over.
Breweries are destinations
A cool trend that began in the early 2000s were breweries that were also destinations. You could go to your favorite brewery and sample their many where’s while noshing on tasty bar food.
So, what are the most popular types of beers in America?
You might be surprised to learn that the most popular beer in America is one of the originals. It was invented by Germans, no surprise there and it’s still the best selling type of beer in America. I must admit it is also my favorite type of beer as well. It is the most thirst quenching of all.
Here are the 8 Most Popular Types Of Beers In America