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Most Popular Sports Beers

In professional football stadiums, at NFL bars and even at your own home, enjoying a cold beer on football Sunday is pretty much a given.

And while the craft beer market has boomed, sometimes it's great to just stick to our favorite stadium beers, especially if we're buying (and drinking most of) cases and 30 packs. But why do some people gravitate towards Bud Light, while others prefer to down Coors? We've taken a look at some of the most popular beers enjoyed by sports fans, so you can decide what to buy for your bash. And no surprise -- the beer of choice changes by region. 

Bud Light: Bud Light boasts a "crisp, clean refreshing taste and superior drinkability," which makes sense why it's so popular (in bottles, cans and on draught) among sports fans. The drinkability makes it the perfect sipper for drinking games, and it's sticker price can't be beat. Hailing from St. Louis, it's no surprise it's the most popular beer in Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas and Kentucky, according to Blowfish.

Budweiser: The "King of Beers," also hailing from Anheuser Busch in St. Louis, is a fuller and more calorie-dense lager than Bud Light, but is still popular among NFL fans. Although some people prefer a Bud heavy over Bud Light, it's not as much of a crowd pleaser as Bud Light. If you're going to purchase this brew, make sure your guests are Bud fans!

Miller Light: Miller Light fans have often gotten into arguments with Bud Light fans over which beer is better. Frankly, they both taste relatively the same -- but don't try convincing Miller Light enthusiasts of that. Miller Light has similar drinkability to Bud Light, so it's a great buy for a crowd (especially for beer pong and other drinking games). It's also the most popular beer in Wisconsin, according to Blowfish, but not anywhere else. So that's something to consider.

Coors Light: Who can forget the Coors Light Super Bowl ads? The twins and the hilarious Jim Mora parody have both made lists for the Super Bowl's top ads (for much different reasons), but the beers popularity doesn't quite match up to its ad dollars. It's the most popular beer in Oklahoma, according to Blowfish, but that's about it. It hails from Golden, Colorado so it's a common sipper in the Rocky Mountain region. But unless you live there (or Oklahoma), I wouldn't suggest buying. 

Blue Moon: Blue Moon has quickly risen in popularity over the past few years, and is a delightful wheat ale that appeals to beer drinkers and non-beer drinkers alike. Typically served with an orange wedge, Blue Moon has become the most popular beer in America, according to Blowfish. When it doubt, go with Blue Moon! 

Image via Charleston City Paper.

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