5 beers Americans aren't drinking

Traditional favorites fall out of favor as Americans choose beers that are lighter or have a higher alcohol content.

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Dec 31, 2012 8:16PM
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The reason most of the high quality commercial beers are getting their kesters kicked, IS average working class men & women have a choice. And the choice seems to be micro-brewers. High quality great taste and little guy owned. Great American success story. 
Dec 31, 2012 8:27PM
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Those of you complaining that there are no good american beers should check this out, there are thousands of great beers made here in the US that aren't watered down swill:
Jan 1, 2013 12:10PM
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I remember while stationed in Germany how many Americans would go to the Class Six store and purchse Bud or some cheap American beer.  I look at them in disbelief that they are in the fatherland of bier and buying cheap pisswater beer.  Just outside the gate you could have full flavor high octane beer for the price of an american beer bottle for bottle, draft for draft if not less expensive.

Check out "Beer Wars" on Netflix.  American commercial brewers are not even producing beer the same way when they first arrived in the US and started producing it.  Commercialized beer is nothing more than the low income, middle income blue collar workers of America spending their hard earned cash and making a corporate capitalist even richer.   Support you local micro brewers at least the money stays local.  
Jan 1, 2013 4:27AM
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among my friends,milwaukees best has always been referred to as 'milwaukees worst'

 

and we drank a lot of it,cuz it was cheap

Jan 1, 2013 11:04PM
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When the billionaire Busch's sold out  to a foreign company a lot of folks stopped buying it like all of our friends and relatives. Never is it seen at gatherings we have. We all are really supporting our great local craft brews. Yup, buy local eat local is a great movement, let the foreign corps suck wind !

Jan 1, 2013 8:57AM
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When I was in Germany, Americans would come over there and brag that they could drink 3 cases of American beer like Budweiser, Michelob, and Coors.  They would drink 2 or 3 GERMAN beers and they were drunk and had a hard time standing up.  Most of the American beer is watered down.  That is why a lot of Americans are overweight besides eating that junk food from Mickey D's that CLOG their arteries.  If you want a good American beer, drink SAMUEL ADAMS.  Just remember, DON'T DRINK and DRIVE.  Have a good New Year.
Dec 31, 2012 9:48PM
Jan 1, 2013 1:01AM
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I'd gladly drink Michelob if I could FIND the damn stuff to buy it. AB is doing everything it can to kill a great beer brand. Re-re-brand Michelob into what is USED to be,a more upscale beer.
Jan 1, 2013 9:34AM
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Couldn't agree more with the comment about '3.2' beer being an inferior brew and offered to Americans with shrewd marketing campaign, less filling, tastes great, beautiful women, healthy choice, etc.............most folks are missing the great tasting European  and American Craft beers.............you want 'light' beer?    Put an ice cube in it!  
Dec 31, 2012 7:56PM
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all american beers except maybe Sam adams is watered down pee. Lite beer is for idiots,we used to call it 3.2 in the military, we hated it, now its everywhere. Youd freak out if you ever had a real beer like they have in germany and other places.You dont know what your missing man.
Jan 1, 2013 11:13AM
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For those saying there are no good American beers, you gotta get away from the corporate beers you find at your local gas station or grocery store and look elsewhere.  I'm particular to Belgians and the trappist ale's and there are some very good American craft beers starting to give these guys a run for their money - and they're usually much cheaper!  Same thing for German style beers like Marzen's, Hefeweizen, Bock's, etc.  The American's are starting to catch up but you have to be willing to go a little out of your way and take a chance on something new every now and then in order to find them...
Jan 1, 2013 12:58AM
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There are good American beers, but most of them are regional.  Brooklyn beer and ale are good.  The trader joes markets have some good private label wheat beers.  Very tasty and not overly alcoholic.  Samuel Adams is good expecially the dark versions.  Brewers, even the major mass market brewers can make anything the public will buy, but they often ignore public taste and brew the pale tasteless stuff they throw at America's "low information" drinkers.  Rise up America and take your beer back.  Reclaim your rightful brew.

Dec 31, 2012 8:19PM
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I drink beer for the taste, if it taste like water down beer, then drink cool aide. I like the IPA, German, Czechoslovakian  beers. American light beers are a waste of time and money. Shock top, Blue moon, Shiner are good beers. Brooklyn Brewery produces a good IPA beer. A German friend once told me " you drink beer to get drunk, so why drink light beer at all "
Dec 31, 2012 9:19PM
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The reason those beers aren't selling is that America doesn't want to down a case of piss water just to get drunk. Food and beverages with great taste and flavor matches are in vogue. I'd rather pay more and savor craft quality over crap quantity. All 5 beers listed are lagers competing with the likes of a Stella Atrois. I prefer ales myself because two in a evening are a wonderful treat.
Dec 31, 2012 9:15PM
Dec 31, 2012 7:35PM
Jan 1, 2013 8:01PM
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I stopped drinking budweiser when the company sold to a foreign company. I am sure others feel the way I do. I buy american made beer.
Jan 1, 2013 4:59AM
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The sales of that garbage beer is down because people are searching for Yuengling, even if they have never had one or heard of it, and don't want to settle for that "here today gone tomorrow" bullsh-t. It is the best and the oldest American brewery, made right here in Pennsylvania....
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