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Biggest beer companies in the world

Last updated on: May 31, 2012 07:47 IST

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Beer is the world's most widely consumed alcoholic beverage. It is the third-most popular drink overall, after water and tea. It is thought by some to be the oldest fermented beverage.

Let's take a look at some of the biggest beer companies in the world.

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Image: A waitress carries the traditional one-litre beer mugs at the opening of the Munich Oktoberfest.
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Bud Light

Brand value: $8.368 billion

Global rank: 1

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Image: Bud Light is seen in a cooler at the Toluca Mart liquor store in Los Angeles.
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Budweiser

Brand value: $7.51 billion

Global rank: 2

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Heineken

Brand value: $6.058 billion

Global rank: 3

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Image: BBAG CEO Karl Buecher, left, and Heineken CEO Anthony Ruys toast with two bottles of beer in Vienna, in a file photo.
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Corona

Brand value: $5.114 billion

Global rank: 4

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Image: A view of Corona beer bottles in Mexico City's Modelo brewery.
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Skol

Brand value: $4.69 billion

Global rank: 5

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Image: Skol is ranked fifth.
Photographs: Michael Dalder/Reuters
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Stella Artois

Brand value: $4.529 billion

Global rank: 6

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Image: Bottles of Stella Artois beer are displayed for sale at a store in Hong Kong.
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Guinness

Brand value: $4.04 billion

Global rank: 7

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Image: A view of pints of Guinness in a London pub.
Photographs: Peter MacDiarmid/Reuters
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Brahma

Brand value: $2.35 billion

Global rank: 8

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Image: InBev CEO John Brock holds a bottle of Brahma beer in New York.
Photographs: Jeff Christensen/Reuters
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Miller Lite

Brand value: $2.31 billion

Global rank: 9

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Image: Miller Lite is ranked ninth.
Photographs: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

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Beck's

Brand value: $1.55 billion

Global rank: 10


Image: Beck's is ranked 10th.
Photographs: Christian Charisius/Reuters
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