by Nancy Stiles
It shouldn't be news to anyone that Anheuser Busch sells more beer than anyone else in Missouri, but we didn't realize how much more. A new report on 2012-2013 beer sales from the Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, through it reveals a decline for the fourth year in a row, shows a major gap between AB and number two MillerCoors.
For the 2013 fiscal year, Anheuser-Busch sold 83.6 million gallons of beer in Missouri, down from 84.5 million in fiscal 2012. MillerCoors is a slow, slow second with 31.8 million gallons for fiscal 2013. Obviously, craft beer is pretty big around here, and Schlafly came in at No. 8 with 1.14 million gallons sold in Missouri. Urban Chestnut nearly doubled its sales from 56,044 gallons last year to 110,081. Hopefully newer microbreweries like 4 Hands, which sold 66,531 gallons in 2013, will show the same kind of growth in the future.