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 23, 2013 5:32PM
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Living in San Diego, there's no reason to drink fizzy yellow swill when there's so many good breweries around (I think now 50 in the area). You won't need to drink as much, and the beers are more satisfying. Factoring in ABV with cost, you end up paying the same or slightly more for a way better product. No reason to ever drink Bud, Miller, or Coors, unless that's all that is offered.  
Jan 23, 2013 5:28PM
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It seems to me a likely reason that most of these beers are being consumed with less frequency is that they taste a great deal like warm horse urine.  Why in the world would you drink Milwaukee's best unless you are an alcoholic down to his last $7.99?
Jan 23, 2013 5:21PM
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I like beer.  In fact, there are foods that require it.....chili, spaghetti, handburgers,, etc. etc.  When we were in Greeland (owned by Denmark) we drank their brand, which was very good  In fact, the way they cool it is 30 minutes and that's it.  I found that the flavor  was even better instead of sticking it in the frig and letting it get ice cold. As to any special brand, I really don't care....not that particular.   
Jan 23, 2013 5:17PM
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As a home brewer I can tell you that I get better tasting and a better quality of beer than the big breweries. The micro breweries  are doing well because the American public is trying to tell the big guys something......brew something with taste.
Jan 23, 2013 5:02PM
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Lone Star Beer and Bob Wills music. Now there is a combination. Yee Haww
Jan 23, 2013 4:42PM
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Worst beer ever brewed, what's to say?  Blech.
Jan 23, 2013 4:28PM
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These beers are losing money because People have moved on to American MicroBrews or Foreign Beers.
Jan 23, 2013 4:27PM
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Sierra Nevada Breweery Beers are the BEST in the USA~!!!  Chico CA made
Jan 23, 2013 4:26PM
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Switched to Little Kings Ale. Better tasting.
Jan 23, 2013 4:22PM
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Wheres a good Kulmbacher whe you need it? Can anybody relate?
Jan 23, 2013 4:21PM
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Heard talk of Yeungling beer and it is awesome. Cant get it in Texas and Ala. is the closest place from Houston. I have some Black and Tan and is excellent.

Jan 23, 2013 4:18PM
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Oh...duh....I missed the slide show.
Jan 23, 2013 4:17PM
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This is a BS article. It's hard enough to commercially brew a beer whether its a traditional American lager or a new-age craft micro-brewed ale. Why such a slam on the brewer? He's working hard for your enjoyment. I drink and enjoy both. For those of you craft aficionados, I'm not trying to dis you but the American style lager still outsells craft 8 to 1.
Jan 23, 2013 4:17PM
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Did I miss something in the article?    Like the name of the 5 beers Americans are not drinking anymore.
Jan 23, 2013 4:17PM
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Enter the parade of beer snobs.  Yeah yeah yeah micro brews are awesome, Bud is horsep*ss etc etc.  Your dads all drank that crap and were more man than you...deal with it.
Jan 23, 2013 4:03PM
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Really, I have seen this story on MSN now at least 6 different days in the past month. Please get some more "news".
Jan 23, 2013 3:54PM
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miller,budweiser,coors michelob etc all horrible m****duced beer.     it was popular back in the day because the "micro Brew" had not really taken off yet. that and Budwieser was sort of a pop culture beer with all of the marketing, Spudz Mackenzie, the Clydesdales, sports figures pimping differnet brands   etc..     to echo one of the other comments.  There are EXCELLENT  american beers !!  go to the store and try ANYTHING made by Widemere, or Deschutes brewery,full sail,Rogue, bridgeport.     all great beers.  all provide a wide variety from fruity to light pale to heavy dark stouts.
Jan 23, 2013 3:53PM
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All beer tastes horrible, period.

 

Years ago one of the bottled water companies did a study that involved depriving one hundred ordinary, average American folks of 'sufficient hydration' for several days. After the requisite deprivation period, the subjects were allowed to sample various refreshing liquids like water, tea, beer, wine, mixed drinks, lemonade and a variety of soft drinks to determine the 'best beverage for slaking your thirst.'

 

87 chose water. Eight chose a soft drink. Two chose tea. One chose a mixed drink. Two chose beer. Most of the thirsty test subjects indicated that the beer tasted 'disgusting.'

 

Pretty much sums it up.

Jan 23, 2013 3:37PM
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The reason nobody is drinking them is because they all taste like piss
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