CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 28: A man holds a pint of lager in a pub on February 28, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales. A new law setting a minimum alcohol price will come into force on March 2 under Welsh Government plans. Retailers and bars will have to charge a minimum of 50p per unit, meaning a can of cider could cost at least £1 and a bottle of wine £4.69. A similar system in Scotland has seen alcohol sales fall to the lowest levels since records began. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)
Coors Light VS Bud Light: Everything You Need To Know
By Jim Thompson
Statistics from 2018 showed that two brands of mass-produced light beer — Bud Light and Coors Light — accounted for more than 40 million barrels of U.S. beer sales (via VinePair). Both of these two leading light beers have a storied history, as well as similarities and differences.
Created in 1978, Coors Light has been around longer, while Bud Light, brewed by Anheuser-Busch InBev, was introduced in 1982 as the lowest-calorie beer available (per VinePair). Each contains 4.2% alcohol, but Coors Light has fewer calories with 102 for one 12-ounce can, compared to 103 for Bud Light (per Greatist).
Coors Light has 5 grams of carbohydrates, compared to Bud Light's 4.6 grams, and is brewed differently, as Bud Light uses rice while Coors Light uses corn. In a 2022 Next Luxury assessment of light beers, Bud Light was described as a "fantastic example of a well-made, low-calorie beer," and Coors Light was recognized as a "crisp, light, and refreshing American domestic lager."