Best Selling Beers 1990 – 2020

I’m always quite interested in what people drink and the most popular beers. Gotta say, some people tend to drink a lot of garbage haha. I did a bit of research into the best selling beers in Australia over the past couple decades. Here’s what I found.

From 1990 through to 2020, the best selling Australian beer and beer brands were generally lagers from major breweries. In 1990, Tooheys Extra Dry was the most popular beer brand with approximately 280 million litres sold in Australia that year. This was followed by Carlton Draught (150 million litres) and Victoria Bitter (127 million litres).

In the early 2000s, Foster’s Lager was the most popular beer brand in Australia, selling around 257 million litres in 2001 and 245 million litres in 2002.

In 2003, this was overtaken by Victoria Bitter (which sold around 263 million litres) and both brands maintained a lead until 2007 when VB’s sales dropped to 188 million litres, making Carlton Dry the top seller with approximately 220 million litres.

Since 2008, XXXX Gold has been the best-selling Australian beer brand for 11 consecutive years. In 2009 it sold approximately 247 million litres and increased steadily over the next decade, reaching a peak of 309 million litres in 2018. This is followed by VB on 125 million litres and Tooheys New on 115 million litres.

Overall, the total amount of beer sold in Australia has decreased since 2007, with an estimated 2.7 billion litres in 2020, down from 3.1 billion litres in 2007. Despite this trend, XXXX Gold remains a popular choice for Australians and is projected to remain the top selling Australian beer brand through 2021.

The data shows that Australians are increasingly opting for light beers, with an estimated 1.2 billion litres of low-carbohydrate and mid-strength beer being sold in 2020.

This accounts for 44% of total beer sales – up from just 38% in 2007.

With brands such as Hahn Super Dry, Tooheys Extra Dry Light and Victoria Bitter Ultra competing for attention, we can expect to see further changes in the top selling Australian beer brands over the next decade.

How Many Calories In Beer and Popular Beverages?

Alcoholic drinks are a ubiquitous part of many social gatherings, but they can also be a significant source of empty calories.

While most people are aware that sugary cocktails and beer can add to their waistline, the exact number of calories in different alcoholic beverages may not be as well-known.

The calorie count of a drink can vary depending on the type of alcohol, the serving size, and any mixers or additives used.

Understanding the caloric content of your favourite alcoholic beverages can be an important step towards maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. It can also help you make more informed choices about what you drink, especially if you are watching your weight or trying to reduce your overall calorie intake.

In this article, we will explore the caloric content of various alcoholic drinks, including beer, wine, spirits, and cocktails. We will also provide tips on how to make healthier choices without sacrificing the enjoyment of a good drink.

If you’re counting calories, be sure to check out how much is in your favourite tipple!

Gin (neat) has a whopping 97 calories per 25ml serve. If you mix it with tonic, that skyrockets to around 180 per 100ml. Of course, if you go for the diet option and opt for soda instead, you’ll save yourself a few calories – just 80 per 100ml.

Full strength beer serves up 150-170 calories in every 100ml, while mid strength sips in at about 120-140.

If you prefer whiskey (neat), get ready for around 105 calories per 25ml serve. But if you mix that with coke, the calories climb to around 180-200 per 100ml.

Finally, vodka and soda adds up to around 74-80 calories per 100ml.

It pays to pay attention when you’re out having a drink – some drinks pack more of a calorie punch than others!

Remember to always drink responsibly and in moderation. Enjoy!