You might be surprised by the biggest beer brands worldwide.
Sure, Budweiser and Heinken have spots on the list, as expected. But there’s also a selection of international beers just now becoming popular in the U.S.
But while mainstream labels still dominate the market, beer from small and independent makers are outperforming them.
Through the first half of 2012, dollar sales for craft brews are up 14%, according to the Brewers Assn. industry group. As a whole, beer companies saw sales slip 1% in 2011.By Tiffany Hsu