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 9, 2013 5:44PM
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I miss my "Lucky Lager" I think it was only 2.99 a case when I was younger. Yes, the Micros rule as far as taste and all around quality. The big boys just lost site of anything with good quality.
Jan 9, 2013 5:43PM
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The single biggest reason for decline in beer sales is MAD and the law makers.

Jan 9, 2013 5:39PM
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These beers are declining because they're made out of piss.
Jan 9, 2013 5:36PM
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lol...all the ones listed aren't any good anyway....duh that was obvious.
Jan 9, 2013 5:36PM
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Can't say that I'll miss any of them.
Jan 6, 2013 10:17AM
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F--- the Beer.  A top of the line vodka over the rocks with a good olive  !!!   and you don't have to hang out with a bunch of loud mouth beer drinkers.. 
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The lighter beers that you hate so much are perfect for spicy foods.  They also appeal to women, since it doesn't take much alcohol to get a female completely potted.
Jan 5, 2013 11:16AM
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I would either brew my own or stop drinking beer if my only choice was "light" beer.  Thanks to the craft brew industry, we now have hundreds of choices.  It really costs no more to drink good beer than flavorless beer, because you don't need to drink nearly as much good beer to satisfy your taste buds.
Jan 3, 2013 9:29AM
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You must drink foo foo beer  yes hot  i work for a living do not push buttons. micro fooo
Jan 3, 2013 2:13AM
Jan 2, 2013 8:24PM
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I never developed a taste for m****duced American beers since the first consumption I had of beer, as an 18 year old in 1972, when I was traveling through Switzerland and Germany., where they were locally brewed.  After receiving the baptism of those beers in those early experiences, the m****duced American beers tasted nothing more than bitter swill.

Convenience stores boast of having American beers chilled at 32 degrees, which makes sense since coldness kills the flavor (bad or good) of anything crossing the palate/taste-buds.  Serving m****duced American beers at extreme cold temps kills an otherwise undesirable flavor of the beverage.

Jan 2, 2013 8:18PM
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The taste of most mainstream American beer(Miller, Coors,Bud, etc.) are like making love in a canoe.  They're f*****g close to water.
Jan 2, 2013 8:08PM
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glad to see people still drink my pabst blue ribbon LOL
Jan 2, 2013 8:06PM
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That Platinum will kick your **** if your not careful. Then again, I'm a moderate drinker.

Sam Adams IS damn good stuff.

Jan 2, 2013 7:46PM
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Budweiser used to be the Number 1 beer - but now they have competition. The micro-brews have better and stronger taste....Bud, Coors, Miller all taste watered down.

 

It's like the domestic cars....in the 1960's GM alone had over 65% market share...now they have 23%....the imports are killing them. Same with beer...the micro-brews and imported beers taste real and are selling.

 

The only thing good about Budweiser are the great commercials!

Jan 2, 2013 7:43PM
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My perspective on beer is from the retail end.  Been on plenty of liquor stores in over 20 years, and beer is definitely split into two camps.  You have people who drink beer to enjoy the taste of the ingredients and you have people who drink beer for a cheap drunk.  There's a reason why a good 4-pack or 6-pack costs as much as a 30-pack of Natty Ice:  you are paying for ingredients.

 

Let's degenerate for a moment into "ghetto blasters" like Steel Reserve, King Cobra (aka Bling Cobra), Olde English, Colt 45 (aka Dolt 45), et al.  You buy a 40 of this crap for one reason, and one reason only:  twice the legal limit for half the price.

 

Some more nicknames.  Miller High Life (aka Miller Low Life).  Keystone (aka Peestone).  Milwaukee's Best (aka Milwaukee's Beast).  Ice House (aka outhouse).  Red Dog (aka Dead Dog).

Stroh's (aka Shmoe's).

Jan 2, 2013 7:43PM
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This article  tells me nothing I didn't know. Good beer requires good ingredients, craftsmanship, and time honored traditions. If a brewer spends millions on advertising product, something is going to suffer.

 

Jan 2, 2013 7:40PM
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All you morons telling everyone else what to drink are just that, morons. Drink what you like and I won't effing worry about it.
Jan 2, 2013 7:17PM
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I am surprised to not to see Rolling Rock on the list,, everybody I knew including my self stopped drinking it as soon Budwieser announced it was no longer going to made in Latrobe, Pa.  There was a big drop off in flavor and taste ,
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