Corona has retained the No. 1 spot on the list of the world’s most valuable beer brands, according to “Beers 50 2022
,” an annual report from Brand Finance. During the pandemic, the Corona brand hit some trouble because of the similarity of its name to coronavirus, which put off some consumers, especially in the United States. Despite that, Corona’s value jumped 21%, to $7 billion, in the wake of the entertainment economy reopening post-COVID-19. Not far behind Corona is Heineken in the No. 2 spot, with Budweiser, Bud Light, and Modelo Especial rounding out the top-five valuable brands. The fastest-growing beer brand is Desperados (up 57%, to $564 million), and new entrant Kronenbourg saw its brand value grow 40%, to $601 million. What’s become of some of the once-famous U.S. brands, such as Pabst, Schaefer, Schlitz, and Miller (the “Champagne of Beers”)? They’re still around but not on the Brand Finance Top 50 list.
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