Beers of the pandemic: These two dozen brands have been the choice stay-at-home sips

While the nation has been under stay-at-home orders, Americans have turned to well-known beer brands -- and some hard seltzers -- to quench their thirst. Here's a look at the brands that have benefited the most as we have sheltered in place. (Sources include IRI, Bump Williams Consulting, Beer Marketers Corp.)

Sales of Corona Premier have been up 28.6% in dollar value so far this year up to May 10, compared to the same period a year ago, according to Bump Williams Consulting and market research firm IRI.

Sales of Modelo Especial have risen 25.6% in dollar value so far this year. Modelo beers, like the Corona brand, are part of the Constellations Brands portfolio.

Sales of Michelob Ultra, an Anheuser-Busch beer, have risen 24.3% in dollar value so far this year. Sales of 24-pack cases are up 59%.

Sales of another Anheuser-Busch brand, Busch Light have jumped19.5% in dollar value so far this year. Sales of the Busch Light 30-pack of cans are up 31%.

Corona Extra, a Mexican lager, sales have risen 13.1% in dollar value so far this year. 

Blue Moon Belgian White Ale, owned by Molson Coors, has 10.5% higher sales in dollar value so far this year. 

Sales of Dos Equis Special Lager, owned by Heineken, are up10.4% in dollar value so far this year. 

Sales of Miller Lite, which joined the Molson Coors as part of the AB InBev-SABMiller merger in 2016, have risen 9.8% in dollar value so far this year. 

Stella Artois, also an Anheuser-Busch brand, has seen an 8% increase in sales by dollar value so far this year. 

Coors Light sales are up 7.5%  in dollar value so far this year. Sales of Coors Light 30-packs are up 24%. Out for summer: new sunglasses-themed cans with the brand's new logo, with an avatar of a mountain above the traditional Coors Light script.

Corona Light sales have risen 6.2% in dollar value so far this year. 

Sales of Natural Light, another Anheuser-Busch brand, have risen 6%  in dollar value so far this year. 
 

Keystone Light, another Molson Coors brand, have had a 5.6% increase in sales in dollar value so far this year. 

Heineken sales are up 5.2% in dollar value so far this year. 

Budweiser sales are up 3.1% in dollar value so far this year. New summer patriotic cans pay tribute to the five military branches. 

Miller High Life sales are up 3.1% in dollar value so far this year.

Sales of Yuengling Lager, from the nation's oldest brewery D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., are up 3.1% in dollar value so far this year. 

Bud Light sales have risen 2.6% in dollar value so far this year. Sales of 30-pack cases are up 18%.

Sales of Corona Familiar, a lager, are up  2.4% in dollar value so far this year. 

Pacifico, a Mexican pilsner from Constellation Brands, has seen sales up 30% or more, Beer Marketers Corp. estimates.

Lagunitas IPA, which is owned by Heineken, has seen sales increase about 30%, BMC estimates.

Sales of Samuel Adams Boston Lager have risen about 9%, BMC estimates. 

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, acquired last year by Boston Beer Co., has seen sales of its 60 Minute IPA up 6%.

Sales of the mango flavor of White Claw Hard Seltzer are up 566% so far this year. Sales of the 12-can variety pack are up four-fold, too. White Claw is owned by Mark Anthony Brands, which also makes Mike’s Hard Lemonade. Hard seltzers are tracked along with beers by researchers. Truly seltzers, owned by Boston Beer, are also up about 200% during the pandemic. 

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/money/2020/05/22/coronavirus-cold-ones-24-booze-brands-big-sales-amid-shutdown/5241418002/

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