Skip to comments.Nine Beers Americans No Longer Drink
Posted on 12/09/2012 7:40:10 PM PST by shove_it
After three years of declining sales, shipments of domestically sold beer are up by more than 1% in the United States this year. Sales of light beer and specialty beer, such as Budweiser Light Platinum, Shock Top, and Blue Moon, have been the driving force in the resurgence of U.S. breweries.
While sales of specialty, craft, and small-market beers have improved dramatically, many of the traditional, full-calorie beers that were once the staples of most breweries have fallen behind. In the five years ending in 2011, sales of Budweiser, which was once the top-selling beer in the country for years, have fallen by 7 million barrels. Sales of Michelob are down more than 70%. Based on data provided by Beer Marketers INSIGHTS, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the nine large or once-large beer brands with a five-year decline in sales of 30% or more...
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Mold Milwaukee and Schlitz. Can’t believe they have survived. Luv Sam Adams beers, especially the Cherry Wheat.
You should get our more. There is a lot of swill on the market today, but there’s more great beer than ever before as well. There’s just more beer choices period, now than ever. The big brewerys have lost a lot of the market to smaller brewerys.
If I had to choose one beer for the rest of my life (although I do not understand anyone who sticks to only one by choice) - it would be Boston Lager by Sam Adams.
I bought Michelob 3 weeks ago and Pabst 2 days ago.
My uncle used to drive a delivery truck for Schlitz.
There's no need to drink swill, pard. There are more "craft" brews available today than in the last hundred years.
Right. Those Bud Light and Coors Light. Ugh. Alaska Amber or any IPA beer - but domestic manufactured stuff, yuk. Small breweries brew, Bud and Coors et al, they manufacture beer.
One beer, Yuengling.
Sorry. You just can’t go fishing properly with Sam Adams or a microbrew. The cheaper the beer the better fishing. It’s like a Laffer curve for rednecks.
Michelob messed up when they abandoned the distinctive curved bottle.
That is my indian name - “Nine Beers”
I’m off beer....been drinking hard cider for the last 4 months....really love it! (so far, Woodchucks is my fav!)
But when I do drink beer, it is Sam Adams IPA
All hail the micro brews!
Do your own DD...but PBR in a bottle is getting competitive with Bud in a lot of âsmall local barsâ...sometimes referred to as âdivesâ in the good olâ days!
Schlitz, for years America’s best-selling beer, went out of existence around 1980. The Schlitz sold now is just the name, not the same company or recipe. It’s like Grain Belt in that regard.
I miss POC
Now that is a great line.
Red Bridge doesn’t make me sick. That’s about all I’ll say for it.
Well that depends. If you’re bream fishin off the bank of a pond, perhaps so. If you’re on the bridge of a 48 foot sportfish on the way in from a good day, a Sam Adams works just fine.
You got that right. But fruit flavored beer is just wrong.
Major screw up on the bottle. When my buds and I were young we always loved the way Michelob bottle fit perfectly in your hand.
Holy smokes... You know, if I had to settle for just one kind of beer for the entire rest of my life, there's a good chance it would be Victory Storm King Russian Imperial Stout. I can't imagine living within striking distance of the brewery...
I’ll drink Yuengling, Blue Moon, and some flavors of Sam Adams.
LOL, maybe so... maybe so...
Absolutely the best daily drinker out there. Good Ole Vitamin Y!
I’m sitting here reading this and drinking a Carling Black Label, $10.99/case. You don’t buy beer, you rent it and I like to keep my rent cheap.
I used to drink Milwaukee’s Best Light by the truckload in college.
I stopped. Now, its sales are down noticeably.
Coincidence? I think not. I’s like to apologize to all of the employees. :-)
LOL, I must be in your tribe.
I don’t imbibe but know one which is awful. I used to hunt with a guy in my office. He would never drink in the office but when we went out hunting he would buy a 24 pack of Schaefer Beer and by the time we got home it would all or nearly all be gone.
I normally would not hunt of shoot with someone drinking but I could never tell it affected him in the slightest. One day we had been out nearly all day and I was dying of thirst. I drank one of his beers just to get some moisture. That stuff was awful. I could barely get it down but I did need drink so I finished it.
Finest remark I’ve seen on this forum, and I’ve been around for quite a while. Bravo.
Try a HARP lager... my personal favorite
That’s not a beer! That’s a meal!
Here in the Philippines, San Miguel is the king and about all I can get.
I buy a case every two days to quench the thirst of a group
of us expats that gather each afternoon in our seaside garden. The cost is 20 pesos (less then 50 US cents).
It is considered to be a good beer.
I remember 20+ years ago when craft, or strange beers, became the rage in the US, with many small bars specializing in them.
Their was a special on TV just this week (Natl. Geo? History?)
about the craft beer boom.
Have to admit I got spoiled living in the UK to good (cheap) French wine and Ale. As far as good canned beer can goes that’s imported....like Boddingtons when we can afford it.
I really like Ace Pear (Perry) Cider.
World’s Fair beer a 50c a six-pack is hard to beat. (and also hard to push through the penis)
“Liquid bread”....no wonder the monks consider that proper fasting food.
Sounds like heaven!
Out here in the Pac Northworst, some great old local breweries are long gone: Rainier, Blitz, Olympia....
Thank God PBR is still around (for a mass brewed beer)
It sounds to me as if there are two separate trends at work here.
One is a move away from crummy beers like Bud to better beers like Sam Adams, or local craft beers. I drink Sam Adams, Long Trail (Vermont), Shipyard (Maine), and a few others, or occasionally imported beer if the price is right.
But I wouldn’t touch lite beer with a ten foot pole. Bud Lite is the worst beer in the world, or close to it. The increasing popularity of lite beers probably comes from liberal idiots who can’t give up beer entirely but have been persuaded that it’s healthier for them.
Nah. If you can’t drink one beer a day, then split it with a friend. But don’t give me that lite stuff.
Ahhh.....Schaffer. Pronounced with a French accent (”Sha-Fay”) to give it a bit of snob appeal.
I never drank it in college. Others I knew did, however, and their hangovers were something to behold. The digestive after effects the next day were volcanic.
Interesting flow chart
Me too. After a night of beer drinking, my tribe name is Man Who Tinkles Lots.
I still have an Olympia opener. I salvaged it from Dad’s tacklebox.
I have been drinking Shiner Bock from Texas for years. It is becoming available more and more nationwide (for a very very good reason). I can even get it when I'm in wisconsin.
Newcastle Brown Ale satisfies my occasional British ale cravings.
Wjen it comes to the best beers, look to Germany, seriously.
That being said, there are plenty of excellent beers readily available these days in most locales. And I don't mean fruit flavored nonsense, but well-made lagers and ales.
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