What is Ohio’s Top Beer Brand?

Fact Checked by Michael Peters

With the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Guardians opening their 2024 Major League Baseball regular seasons on March 28 — and the Ohio sports betting that follows — both will serve as a prelude 11 days later to National Beer Day, which is fast approaching on April 7.

BetOhio wanted to know what beers have the highest brand awareness in the Buckeye State. Utilizing Google Trends, BetOhio.com took a break from following Ohio betting apps and ranked the search volume interest scores in Ohio from the top 10 American beer brands according to a recent survey from Statista. The top five brands of Ohio drinkers are below:

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Top Beer Brands in Ohio

BrandGoogle Trends Interest Score
Busch Light16
Bud Light10
Coors Light7

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Modelo Brewing Up Popularity in Ohio

Modelo, the No. 2 beer brand in the United States, was the top beer among Ohio consumers with a Google Trends search interest score of 18, edging out No. 2 Busch Light (16).

Founded in 1925 in Tacuba, Mexico, Modelo has several varieties of beer featuring their signature Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra and Modelo Cheladas. All Modelo beer brands are exclusively brewed, imported, and marketed for the U.S. by New York-based Constellation Brands.

Bud Light (10) placed third and was the last of the beer brands to score in double-digits. Michelob (9) and Coors Light (7) rounded out the top five among Ohioans. Busch Light, Bud Light, Michelob are all brewed by St. Louis-based Anheuser Busch.


Lou Monaco
Lou Monaco

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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