In honor of International Beer Day on Aug. 3, here’s a look at the top 10 countries (by population) and their beer of choice.

Snow Beer


Snow — This affordable lager produced by China Resources holds nearly a 25 percent market share in China, according to Forbes.

Kingfisher Beer


Kingfisher — United Breweries’ Kingfisher brand holds almost half of the country’s market, according to Beer Connoisseur.

Bud Light

United States

Bud Light — Although Budweiser calls itself the King of Beers, Bud Light is actually the tops in the country, with 33.1 million barrels shipped in 2017, according to 24/7 Wall Street.

Bintang Beer


Bintang — Multi Bintang Indonesia’s portfolio of beers, across several categories, has helped it maintain its status as the top-selling beer, according to EuroMonitor.



Skol — Owned by ABInBev, one of the largest beer conglomerates in the world, owns a 34 percent market share, according to Statista.

Murree Beer


Murree Brewery — This should be an easy market to dominate as Murree is the country’s only legal brewery, according to the Telegraph.

Star Beer


Star — This beer has been around since 1949 and is considered the most popular in Nigeria, according to Newsweek.

Baljithka beer


Baltika — Russia’s top producer, according to Reuters.


Corona — When most people think of Mexican beer, they think of Corona. According to ChartBin, it’s tops in Mexico.

Asahi Beer Japan


Asahi Super Dry — Asahi Group Holdings has a slim lead over Kirin Holdings, according to Quora.

Note: Bangladesh is actually the eighth most populous country in the world, with 166 million people. But it’s a Muslim-majority country and alcohol is strictly controlled.

The rest of the world

For a visual representation of every country’s most popular beer, check out this map from Vinepair.

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