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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Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus is not bad.
Ahh while sipping my Victory Prima Pils. Lived and saw die two breweries in my neighborhood. I can still smell the yeast oozing from the Schmidt’s brewery on saturday mornings. Ortlieb’s closed and tried the craft beer craze but never took off. great jazz club in the old tappy at the site. now the yuffies have moved in. from wiki: Schmidt’s, Philadelphia’s largest and most famous brewery, established in 1860. Schmidt’s was the last survivor of Philadelphia’s brewing industry, closing down in 1987, me: the site is now a goofy looking piazza. They tore the building apart to get those stainless steel tanks out from both breweries.
I think it was spelled with an "s" before the "t".
But I like your spelling of it better. :)
They left out Falls City Beer. That was some nasty stuff.
Growing up in the hill country, that was what most people would drink. The cheapskates drank Pearl.
I had a friend who said, "I don't like beer, but I can drink Oly".
When they sail in a super tanker of suds...Be sure to negotiate. It's like doctors...Big cash discounts.
I used to drink Michelob, but somewhere along the way it turned into headache beer for me. Can’t finish one without a raging headache, just like Budweiser.
Drink Miller Lite or Corona just fine when I want a beer.
I remember a time in the 70s when women would sleep with you just because you were drinking Michelob. If you were drinking Heineken, you would get two women.
It looks like you could stand a fork up in that beer.
We used to call that Milwaukee’s Beast.
> Sales loss (2006-2011): 52.8%
> Brewer: Pabst Brewing Company
> Barrels sold (2011): 460,000
Old Milwaukee is brewed by the Pabst Brewing Company, which sold itself to C. Dean Metropoulos described by The New York Times as a veteran food executive known for corporate turnarounds in 2010. Last year, the Chicago Tribune reported that employees felt Metropoulos marketing plans were moving the company away from the philosophies and practices that made it successful. From 2010 to 2011 alone, sales decreased by 12.4% worse than 80% of top brands.
In college, this was the beer that my friends and I always bought, because we were always short on funds and it was always on sale. Sorry to hear it made the list!
Rahr brewery from Ft. Worth. Too many good ones to list them all, but the Ugly Pug dark and the Full Sail pale ale are my faves.
"There are no strong beers, only weak men"
39.15 million barrels of Bud Light? No wonder this country is in the crapper
The US has dozens and dozens of very fine craft beers. A genuine pleasure to drink. I sample them in every city I go to. Have a bottle of Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale. It's real beer.
And all the time I thought it was the grade A Columbian that warmed them up.
Frankly, I've always like Mexican beers.
In college, I asked my German instructor -- a native German with an insatiable thirst for beer -- what it was that made the Mexican beers so good.
His answer: "German brewmasters". <
Agree, Shiner Bock is a marvelous beer, especially on tap. It's a beer you can "chew". Wife won't use anything else to make bread, either.
Murphy’s Irish Stout — like Guinness, but better!
I think that is the one!
we make our own in 5 gallon batches for about 44 cents a piece. Makes 48 12oz beers. It's fresh, tastes great and good for you. We grow our own hops which adds to the good taste. It only takes about 1 week to ferment, and then two more to carbonate, so in three weeks you have very good beer.
I’ve become a big fan of Ale Asylum Hopalicious. It’s another microbrew.
Overall, small breweries have transformed American beer.
There are so many great little breweries creating amazing beers.
I quit drinking in 1972,but for the previous 15 years or so I drank up great quantities of the following American beers.
Rheingold...My beer is Rheingold the dry beer..
Piel's...Piels is the beer for me boys..
Schaeffer...the one beer to have..
Stroh's..America's only fire-brewed beer..
Iron City...double blech..
Blatz..the less said the better..
National Bohemian...I really liked this one..
I could go on but all these memories make my head hurt.
Michelob might not be selling (it’s heavy even for AB) but I see Michelob Ultra being drank a lot. I do at my watering hole on draft at $1.50 during happy hour.
Great college beers. It was about quantity, not quality. Made a good amount of money hosting keg parties at $5 a head serving Pabst in my college days.
After a few drafts, some illegal substances, and a good looking girl to talk to, no one knows the difference.
Major west coast beer. That and Hamms was what the adults had when I was a kid in the 60’s.
Yuck...hated that stuff! lol
And who remembers that really bad Tuborg Gold? But in college we could get if for $5 a case (late 70’s).
No one has mentioned "The Pale Stale Ale with the foam on the bottom"...
By the way, you didn't drink this stuff, you collected the cans.
The reason you didn't drink this was because inside the Olde Frothingslosh can was that famous brew from Pittsburgh Brewing Co. otherwise known as -- Iron City Beer. 'Nuff said!
I have Grain Belt, Schlitz, and PBR in my garage fridge. Don’t want fruit, or any other non-beer flavoring in my beer.
A couple of Hamm’s Beer commercials:
Beer Homage to the Duke [2 vids]:
Beer commercial for the guys [a bit risque]:
Mickey's big mouth was a favorite when I was younger. The advantage was after you drank enough, you could fit your junk in the empty bottle and pee in it.
For some reason Blatz always beat Stroh's, Schlitz, Falstaff or whatever el-cheapo brand the guy regularly drank.
I’ve been buying the cheapest beer for over 5 years now. But I add my own “beer syrup” which I brew in a similar process to home beer brewing. It makes the cheapest beer taste like premium beer.
Thought maybe the Hamm’s commercial jingle might sooth your headache. From the Land of Sky Blue Waters”:
Dang, I really liked Strohs. Thanks for the memories....
There you go, making me all jealous agin.
Hope you weathered the storm ok !
I could never swallow that swill.
One of two beers I could never drink.
Oh now THAT’s a memory right there.
.99 cents a six pack.
Genny Screamers the next day.
My screen is stuck now
Used to own a small tavern in Seattle in the’80s. PBR on tap. I had a Saturday night last call special - a six-pack of Hamm’s 16 oz. to go for $4.00.
I’m not snooty. I mostly stick to Beck’s or Heineken. Don’t care for wheat brews. Wheat belongs in bread and breakfast cereal.
Murphy’s Stout is a worthy foe for Guinness but not so easy to find. I kept a small stash for one customer who really liked it. Not a big seller, though.
I don’t drink a lot of beer anymore, but I do like Fat Tire and Shock Top. Shock Top has a seasonal out called End Of The World Midnight Wheat, which is my current fave. My husband drinks only Yeungling. I also enjoy Killian’s from time to time, but I can’t find it on tap anywhere around here, and I prefer it that way.
“Mickey’s big mouth...you could fit your junk in the empty bottle and pee in it.”
I circumcised myself trying to that with a pull-tab can.
“Hope you weathered the storm ok “
Yes, no storm problem other then overnight power outage.
It passed about 50 km south of us.
It was, however, bad on Mindanao...maybe 1000 killed.