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 2, 2013 11:49AM
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Thats why I drink SKY vodka and no hangover!
Jan 2, 2013 11:35AM
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The U.S. is brewing fantastic, innovative beers all over the country, without question some of the best in the world.  This is a list of beers whose sales are dropping the fastest, all of which are bad beers brewed by large breweries.  Anyone commenting that it's because our beers or taste buds are inferior to the Germans/Belgians need to stop buying their beer at Exxon and BP and find a craft brew destination.  The reason this list exists is because of the expanding appetite toward quality beer and the number of great local options in the U.S.

Jan 2, 2013 11:35AM
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This might be because Budweiser is basically horse-piss in a can

 

Although the continued popularity of Corona; ie., "Mexican Budweiser" is hard to explain...

 

 

Jan 2, 2013 11:29AM
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Light beers are for "Girls" and American men and the Light Beer Girly advertisements prove my point. Europe knows how to make good beer and IPA's. There are some very good American Micro brews but the Bud, Miller, Coors, Corona (Mexico) is complete junk (tasteless) beer for people without knowledge or taste for good brews...
Jan 2, 2013 11:26AM
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Most light beer tastes like crap anyway... cheap light beer even worse... There are good American beers... as there are bad German one's, just find one you like and Prost! Have a Good New Year...
Jan 2, 2013 11:23AM
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"Michelob, a lager brewed since 1986" - that should be 1896.  Obviously written by someone too young to remember the "Weekends were made for Michelob" ad compaign from the 70's.  Its a shame when "authors" can't even copy out of the Wikipedia correctly.

 

Jan 2, 2013 11:20AM
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Maybe they would sell more Mic's if they put them in the stores. I haven't seen them in years.
Jan 2, 2013 10:46AM
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Marketing... that is the key to sales.  Quality is the key to sustainability.  
Back in the 70's  Coors was this mystical beer only sold west of the Mississippi River, (no refrigeration transport).  A friend would get his Dad's moving and storage drivers to bring him back a case or two once in a while and we would go wild!  Thought Coors was the bomb!  
In hind sight, Coors was just sparkling water with a hint of beer flavor, (I guess it still is).  
But that is what a teenager's pallet prefers.
With age comes wisdom... for some of us.
Jan 2, 2013 10:37AM
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Most of those 5 beers are crap... always have been, always will be.  If Old Milwaukee was using its original recipe and they marketed it to the college crowd, (ie low price), it might have a come back.  

I don't drink many of the American beers except for the more flavorful micros.  But if I'm feeling nostalgic, I will have a PBR or even a Schlitz.  Ever since they cleaned up the recipes, both are acceptable light-weight, American beers.  Especially in NYC bars where you can have a long neck or a can for $3!
Jan 2, 2013 9:57AM
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I have drank Michelob Light since it first came out. Very good light beer. Michelob ultra light sucks taste like bad water . Keep Michelob Light Pleeze
Jan 2, 2013 9:42AM
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Shame on you if you drink beer or any alcohol. Nothing's better than water.
Jan 2, 2013 9:42AM
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Corona....Tastes like urona. One of the worst beers out there.
Jan 2, 2013 9:41AM
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Well, in looking at those brews I have't drank any of them since I could afford real beer....Which was about 20 yrs ago. I don't know anyone who drinks those beers. Even college kids drink better beer.
Jan 2, 2013 9:09AM
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Great posts by all, but one thing I remember back in the 70's when there seemed to be push torward the beer can collector.  As a kid my dad would bring home (which I got to sample) some beer like Ole Frothingslosh with Fatima Yechburg, the entire Schmidt collection, all the bicentennial beers,  and Iron City was pretty devoted to what was on the outside of the can as not what went in it hahaha.   Light beers give me headaches, I enjoy Pilsner Urquell, Guiness and Landsharks on hot day.....oh still have the can collection 500 plus!!!!!   Cheers!!!
Jan 2, 2013 6:33AM
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My favorite kind is the cold one. It matters little to me if I'm just having one. After that, why would I drink something that is going to bloat my stomach and make me less sexy to all the honeys in the house. Sip on a Gin and Tonic, or some nice vodka if you're truly looking to unwind. Cheers!
Jan 2, 2013 6:26AM
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I would not drink any of these beers; I am surprised anyone buys any Budweiser product (the only one on this list was Budweiser Select).
Jan 2, 2013 3:24AM
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Old Mill is actually a decent beer,I would rather drink it than some of the other junk mentioned like Sam Adams,talk about gross beer!
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