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 5:56PM
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There's no such thing as having one.  Who really cares which beer is the best, after the 12th, they all start tasting the same.  It's the next day effect that's important.
Jan 9, 2013 5:50PM
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There hasn't been a decent canned or bottled beer since Falstaff.  And I think they called it a malt liquor. 
Jan 9, 2013 5:48PM
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For many years I had a job working on electronic equipment used in breweries, robots used to inspect empty bottles, radioactive isotopes used to measure fill height, residual liquid detectors..The job paid well, and I virtually travelled from brewery to brewery throughout the world. A great job for a single guy..There are many great american beers,  particularly in the Northwest. Henry Weinhard in Oregon comes to mind.Olympia in Washington. Black Horse ale from Dunkirk, New York is a terrific Americ****. Many small breweries in Ohio still produce great beers. Microbreweries everywhere produce great beers and Ales. For those who think there are no good American beers. You just haven't tried the right ones.
Jan 9, 2013 5:47PM
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Here in my home town we have the great pleasure of having 4 local breweries and with in 50 miles another 4 breweries all doing great craft beers. There is no need to go to Germany for great beer we have german brewers right here. by the way this is Montana so no watered down beers. As they say the thing lite beer and making love in a canoe have in common is they are both too close to water
Jan 9, 2013 5:45PM
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I don't drink these mass-marketed watery beers.  I like going to the specialty aisles of the big liquor marts or places like Trader Joes.  The I same different types - Pale Ale, Hefeweizen, darks, etc.  My favorite remains Anchor Steam.  There are so many interesting lagers, ales, and stouts.  It's gotten way more upscale and interesting with all the craft and small batch breweries.  Why limit yourself to the Buds and Michelobs?
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.

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