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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Jan 1, 2013 8:55AM
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I wasn't aware that I crippled the beer industry when I pretty much quit drinking. Now its strictly one a day at most. My apologies to the workers that have lost their jobs because I no longer over indulge. But then again I never did like any of the bud, mic or busch brands any how.
Jan 1, 2013 8:46AM
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Beer, whiskey, sports teams, politicians etc, everyone has their own taste and opinion.  The best beer brewed is Heinekin and my favorite scotch blend is Chivas Regal.  You may not agree, but I fall into the majority in my choices.  Lite beers are for people who also drink cheap wines.
Jan 1, 2013 7:45AM
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I think Old Milwaukee, Milwaukee's Best, and other economical beers will have some increased sales soon since the Feds are grabbing more from our wallets. Craft beers will still do well since a lot of people may splurge now and again and some will still be well enough off to still afford them regularly. The light beers should go down since the  calories in the regular beers will make up for fewer calories from food that is becoming less affordable. Took about a year to recoup my investment in supplies and a couple of yeast strains I like, and now I can brew about 2 cases of my own craft for about the cost of a case of Sam Adams.
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....
Jan 1, 2013 4:53AM
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Welcome to Bend OR highest Brewery per capita.
http://www.visitbend.com/Bend_Oregon_Activities_Recreation/Restaurants_Food/Brewpubs-Microbreweries/
Check this place out it is the Mecca for micro/craft brewing
local mini markets fill growlers from tap

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 3:32AM
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Blue Moon is made by Coors. Coors used to be great beer but has slipped. Blue moon has taken it's place. Not bad beer.

Olympia used to be good, but slipped. I like Molson Ice.- A decent full tasting beer.

All light beer is watered down to reduce calories.. One of the best advertising tricks ever put over on US beer drinkers. Calling it "light"

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale,  Stout and Porter are all great...stella Artois is a Belgium beer. Very good on draft..

But, the absolute best beer in the world is Australian NQ . (North Queensland).lager.. It is worth the airfare to Australia.

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have a shot of something...then drink your light beer....miller, coors or bud-light are fine.  

at least you can enjoy a few cold ones & not end up in a size 38 jean
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eventually all true beer drinkers go back to light beers.....if you keep drink heavy beers you will find yourself buying new clothes 
Jan 1, 2013 1:19AM
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I never drank piss but I bet that's what Miller beer taste like. As for shlitz, do they make that rot gut anymore?

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 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.

Jan 1, 2013 12:06AM
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worst lineup of apology AB beers I have ever seen.  This writer needs to lose thier job.

worst list I have ever seen on MSN. 

Dec 31, 2012 11:24PM
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I am not a beer drinker now but, when I did drink there was nothing like a good cold Miller Lite!
Dec 31, 2012 11:23PM
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You want good beer, go to Belgium......  America is pure greed, produces any garbage that they think  might make a profit, with enough dumbned down ignorant people to drink it that don't know the difference.  We tossed quality, anything of quality, in this country over 35 years ago......  Now we have idiots..  Do you really expect more?
Dec 31, 2012 10:34PM
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Almost all American beer SUCKS ! ! !
Dec 31, 2012 9:48PM
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