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 9:32PM
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Mexico taking over you DUMB AMERICAN'S COUNTRY!  VIVA MEXICO!!!!!!!!!!!   
Jan 9, 2013 9:32PM
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I love the Michelob Porter. It is very hard to fine. One thing I love about it is the great taste and it doesn't weigh you down.
Jan 9, 2013 9:31PM
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Americans like Mexican urine better, CORONA!!!!!!!   VIVA MEXICO!!!!!!!!!! LMAO!
Jan 9, 2013 9:29PM
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pot much

i know it impairs, but i would like to know of at least 1 pot related accident please

Jan 9, 2013 9:27PM
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Who ever drank that watered down swill anyway?  Only teeny bopper wanna be's Give me a shot of Uzo and a Peroni
Jan 9, 2013 9:24PM
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i have been drinking full flavor beer for so many years light is just not right.
Jan 9, 2013 9:24PM
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I rarely see Old Milwaukee (Ole Swill) when I buy beer and I live in Wisconsin!
Jan 9, 2013 9:23PM
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I agree with Doug's post from 31 December. The old giants did not keep up.

 

I am diabetic. I drink a single beer when I drink beer. I do not need the light beers. I do favour local Abita Beer and the Belgium Stella Artois brands. However, I avoid only one brand of popular beer—Coors because the family is obnoxious.

 

The big name brewers can produce quality products and they often do. I love Michelob. I liked the new Anheuser-Bush Belgium style brew. Anheuser-Bush knows as much about brewing as anyone.

The problem for me is that for a few cents more I can buy a small quantity of beer, experiment with world brands I buy at Whole Food, and enjoy sampling local brews on vacation trips. The taste of the beers from the micro brewers is a treat.

 

Even the old New Orleans Dixie, now brewed somewhere in Minnesota is fun to drink at the Acme Oyster House. It is better than it ever was.

Jan 9, 2013 9:23PM
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Michelob has been brewed since 1896, NOT 1986. The authors and their editors need to check their facts!  Also, AB changed brewing recipes. In the 70s and prior, Michelob was once comparable with the finest of traditional German Pilsners. The beer has since become ever more bland in taste and now has a cheap taste. If AB were smart, they'd use their original recipe if they seek to compete with craft brews, and not just use their award-winning bottle design and a recipe with what clearly has cheaper ingredients.
Jan 9, 2013 9:22PM
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Who cares. All these big companys who took the public for granted and no reguards to the consumers. All I can say is pay back time ! Keep driving up the cost on beer
Jan 9, 2013 9:20PM
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Michelob has been around since way before 1986.  Do you guys fact-check?
Jan 9, 2013 9:20PM
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I am sad that these brews are in decline.

I had an issue about Michelob being produced since 1986.

I remember buying Michelob for my father back in 1972.

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why does bush need all these beers anyhow they over exspanded themselves too far over the years which resulted in them being sold.
Jan 9, 2013 9:16PM
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Michelob is the only beer on this list that was in any way a premium label. Most of the light beers sacrifice taste to decrease calories. They are sold to people who are trying to swallow as much alcohol and as little calories and carbs as possible. 
Jan 9, 2013 9:15PM
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Come guys, check your work... please.  You wrote, "American consumers have abandoned Michelob, a lager brewed since 1986..."      1986? where on earth did you get THAT?  I am in my sixties; Michelob has been around since before I was old enough to drink.  Their own web site says Michelob has been brewed since 1896.   Ok, so you've transposed the numbers, but come on kids, that stuff matters.  I'm not sure what I can believe on MSN and I sure as heck do not want to fact-check everything in the future. 

Jan 9, 2013 9:13PM
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you guys need to drink an original Carib or Stag beer from Trinidad and Tobago

Jan 9, 2013 9:12PM
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maybe because bud is no longer an american beer its owned buy becks and they are doing what they can to kill the competition.

 

Jan 9, 2013 9:07PM
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Michelob came out in 1896 not 1986
Jan 9, 2013 9:05PM
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The only America Beer I ever liked was Lucky Lager. I have no idea if it is even being made anymore. So I have been drinking German beer or Guinnes Stout...the rest is lifeless.

Jan 9, 2013 9:05PM
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Could be that i haven't seen Michelob on a shelf in years...
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