The Associated Press has released the numbers of the top three U.S. macros and craft brewers in the country. The numbers were released along with this story.
TOP THREE U.S. PREMIUM BEERS, 2007, BY VOLUME SHIPPED:
-Bud Light, Anheuser-Busch Co., St. Louis, Mo., 42 million barrels, Six-pack of 12-ounce bottles, typically $5.59
-Budweiser, Anheuser-Busch, 24.6 million barrels
-Miller Lite, MillerCoors, Chicago, 18.4 million barrels
All three are priced at $5.59
THE TOP THREE U.S. CRAFT BEERS, BY VOLUME SHIPPED.
-Boston Beer Co., Boston, Mass., makers of Samuel Adams Boston Lager and other brands, 1.8 million barrels.
-Sierra Brewing Co., Chico, Calif., makers of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and other brands, 662,000 barrels
-New Belgium Brewing Co., Fort Collins, Colo., makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and other brands, 476,100 barrels