Budweiser may be Anheuser-Busch's flagship brand, but the "King of Beers" has a way to go before it can claim the throne as the area's top-selling company brand.
Bud Light is the top-selling brand for O'Malley Beverage of Kansas Inc., which recently took over the Lawrence-based distributor of Anheuser-Busch products in Douglas, Leavenworth, Franklin, Jefferson, Atchison and Anderson counties.
Kevin O'Malley, co-owner of O'Malley Beverage, said that the company's sales broke down as follows:
¢ Bud Light: 44 percent
¢ Budweiser, which includes Budweiser Select: 16 percent
¢ Natural Light: 13 percent
¢ Busch Light: 10 percent
¢ Busch: 7 percent
¢ Michelob Ultra: 3 percent
¢ Other: 7 percent
Classic Eagle Distributing LLC, which operated the distributor before O'Malley beverage, purchased $10 million worth of Anheuser-Busch products and services from the St. Louis-based brewer last year.