Georgia only ranks 41st in the country when it comes to determining the most “Beer Loving States.” That’s according to results of a new survey done by Budweiser just in time for National Drink Beer Day. (Photo Illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Budweiser for years truly was the “King of Beers” in sales, but slipped behind its Bud Light stablemate in 2001, and dropped to third behind Coors Light a decade later.
Now, in 2017 sales figures released this week by Beer Marketer’s Insights, Budweiser has slipped another notch to fourth place, losing a position to Miller Lite, according to media reports including CNN Money and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Not one of the dozen or so “first-wave” breweries that opened across the Miami Valley five years or so ago have gone out of business, and in fact, nearly all have expanded their operations. And now there’s a second wave of new local breweries in the works, including several gearing up to open their doors in 2018.