Does America Really Need Another Light Beer? Corona Thinks So

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Michelob Ultra, beware: Corona is raising the stakes in the light-beer wars

As Americans pay more for natural dog food, organic macaroni and cheese and small-batch tequila, beer companies say light-beer drinkers want an upgrade, too.

Constellation Brands Inc., STZ +1.56% the U.S. distributor of Corona, and Anheuser-Busch InBev SA BUD +0.98% are rolling out higher-priced lower-calorie brews they say are aimed at satisfying drinkers’ thirst for a more sophisticated light beer.

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