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Nine Beers Americans No Longer Drink
Yahoo ^ | 7 Dec 2012 | Michael B. Sauter and Alexander E.M. Hess

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 Marketer’s 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...

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


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KEYWORDS: beer
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To: shove_it
The worst beer (?) I've ever tasted.


51 posted on 12/09/2012 8:19:50 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: llevrok

Crud! Olympia isn’t made anymore?

I drank a fair bit of that in college. Not bad, for a cheap beer.


52 posted on 12/09/2012 8:20:13 PM PST by wbill
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To: llevrok

Crud! Olympia isn’t made anymore?

I drank a fair bit of that in college. Not bad, for a cheap beer.


53 posted on 12/09/2012 8:20:20 PM PST by wbill
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To: shove_it

Pabst
Hamms
Olympia
Natural
Stag
Schlitz
Old Style

All the good old crap beers are disappearing!


54 posted on 12/09/2012 8:20:24 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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To: shove_it

I thought budweiser sold out to the belguiqes?


55 posted on 12/09/2012 8:20:41 PM PST by Getready (Wisdom is more valuable than gold and diamonds, and harder to find.)
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To: shove_it

Back in the early 80’s there was Buckhorn. When I was in law school, my college buddies with real jobs came to town and wanted me to join them at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for time trials I barely had money to get into the track but somehow found an extra $1.79 for a six of Buckhorn. While we were there some 12 year old kid came up and “hey mister, can I have one of those?” When I pointed out he was a little young, he said he just wanted an empty can for his collection. He said “I’ve never seen anyone drink that before.”


56 posted on 12/09/2012 8:21:04 PM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: lmsii

Yuenling for sure....and I’m not even that great of a beer drinker, but a nice cold bottle...or draft even better.....when we drive to the east, we always pick up a couple of cases....


57 posted on 12/09/2012 8:21:18 PM PST by cherry
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To: Oberon

Storm King is a good one, but too heavy to have more than a couple.i like to in around late afternoon get a few samples as I try to figure out what to put in the growlers. It is a blessing to have tem so close.


58 posted on 12/09/2012 8:21:34 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (We have crossed the line from independence & liberty to dependency & servitude. We are doomed)
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To: shove_it
When I'm at Ulysses Folk House, it's Guinness. When I'm watching the Cyclones (or occasionally at home), it's Sam Adams, Blue Moon or Brooklyn.

That said, I do remember when Amstel Light was my light beer of choice, back in the day after work when I didn't really drink.

59 posted on 12/09/2012 8:23:48 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Free Vulcan

Don’t forget about Wiedemann. My dad drank Wiedemann. I think it was a deliberate sacrifice to keep us boys out of his refrigerator.


60 posted on 12/09/2012 8:25:15 PM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: shove_it
I remember Mickey's Big Mouth from college years.


61 posted on 12/09/2012 8:25:46 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: eyedigress
. . When I was a kid, this is all I remember seeing at family get-togethers. All things must pass.
62 posted on 12/09/2012 8:27:23 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: Drill Thrawl

Well, but when I’m drinking Storm King, one is generally enough and two is a gracious plenty. It takes me an hour to drink one, and the flavor lasts another hour.


63 posted on 12/09/2012 8:27:43 PM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: shove_it

Anyone else grow up learning all the beer jingles on TV? Those were the days!


64 posted on 12/09/2012 8:27:55 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: llevrok

The older I get, the next morning mine is Sits and Moans.


65 posted on 12/09/2012 8:27:55 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: yarddog

Ours in high school was always Milwaukee’s Best, because it was cheapest. Then came Milwaukee’s Best Light which was even cheaper.

Nasty beer. It was like someone pissed in half the can and filled the other half with water. The Light was even more watered down. We’d ‘Ride the Beast’ on regular occasion.

Now they have ‘Best Premium’. Guess that’s premium piss, must be highly filtered or something.


66 posted on 12/09/2012 8:28:36 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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To: wolfman
Re: "Wjen it comes to the best beers, look to Germany ..."

No, look to Shiner Texas, the home of the Spoetzl Brewery which continues to garner international honors. If you haven't tried Shiner Bock, you need to - it's as German as you can get.

67 posted on 12/09/2012 8:28:38 PM PST by Cribb (Home of Conservatism - America's middle class.)
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To: shove_it
I'll have a Strohs, bartender.

If he pees in a glass, ya won't notice the difference. Get urself a nice West Coast beer.

68 posted on 12/09/2012 8:28:53 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: fidelis

My opener is from the 50’s. It is true, all things pass.


69 posted on 12/09/2012 8:30:03 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Free Vulcan

Once we had a keg of Hudepohl in college. “Cincinnati’s Finest”. Our gas emissions the next day would have been banned by the EPA. But you couldn’t beat a keg of beer for under $30.


70 posted on 12/09/2012 8:32:37 PM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Plop Plop boy had a commercial in the early 70’s bitching about warm beer at lunch. Imagine that today.


71 posted on 12/09/2012 8:32:46 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: SkyDancer
any IPA beer

Mmmm... only thing better than an IPA is a double IPA. My current fave is Stone Brewing (San Diego)'s Ruination IPA.

72 posted on 12/09/2012 8:33:14 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: shove_it

Better yet, get yourself a nice Japanese beer..Like Sapporo....It’s slightly radiated but gives it a nice kick.


73 posted on 12/09/2012 8:35:26 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: rbg81

Schlitz, after a long decline, death, and absence from the market brought about by a change in recipe in the late 1960s, is now back on the market brewed to the original recipe. As a drinker of microbrews, who lived in Germany for several years, I know beer - and the new Schlitz is pretty good, especially on a hot day by the pool.


74 posted on 12/09/2012 8:35:38 PM PST by LouD
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To: Free Vulcan

bought some Old Style a couple of years ago....I think its still made...


75 posted on 12/09/2012 8:35:39 PM PST by cherry
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To: wolfman
I don't care for German beer myself. Almost everything they make is a lager style, meaning bottom-fermented and cold-conditioned beer. I prefer top fermentation, which uses different strains of yeast, a somewhat warmer process, and richer flavors to my palate.

I don't look to Germany for good beer. Rather, I look to Belgium and the UK or, above all, the US microbrews. Ales, porters, and stouts are where it's at for me.

76 posted on 12/09/2012 8:37:04 PM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Free Vulcan

When I was in high school, we all drank Budweiser because that’s what our parents drank at the time. For beer busts on Fridays and Saturdays, we’d buy a couple of cases of Bud, and at least one case of Schlitz Malt liquor—the Schlitz because it was cheap and strong and, after all that Bud, you didn’t care what you drank.


77 posted on 12/09/2012 8:37:11 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: OSHA

Yep, Shiner and St. Arnolds. http://www.saintarnold.com/


78 posted on 12/09/2012 8:37:27 PM PST by RedWhiteBlue (Mama tried)
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To: RedWhiteBlue

Your screen name says enough. You own this thread.


79 posted on 12/09/2012 8:39:04 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: fidelis
"Bull Beer"--a cheap, but reliable high school buzz back in the day.
80 posted on 12/09/2012 8:41:01 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Dogfish Head 90-minute IPA is what does it for me when I’m drinking IPAs. And if you ever get a chance to try Foothills Brewing’s Seeing Double IPA on tap, it’s well worth it.


81 posted on 12/09/2012 8:41:57 PM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I went to a local asting near me in NYC at Brooklyn Brewery and was hooked.

It was awesome - they took an old factory and converted it into a brewery near the docks and its real good.


82 posted on 12/09/2012 8:44:03 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: dragnet2

Hey, I grew up in Detroit and don’t know any better and am too old to learn now. We did used to get Canadian beer in GIQ bottles which was long on volume but short on price and quality.


83 posted on 12/09/2012 8:45:36 PM PST by shove_it (the 0bama regime are the people Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about)
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84 posted on 12/09/2012 8:45:44 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Oberon
I look to Belgium and the UK or, above all, the US microbrews.

Delirium Tremens. A great Belgian beer. I also partake of Porters, Amber Ales, and Wheat beers.

I have some brands I enjoy more than others but I try to mix it up to find and enjoy a range of tastes.

85 posted on 12/09/2012 8:45:44 PM PST by OldMissileer
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To: Cribb
If you haven't tried Shiner Bock, you need to - it's as German as you can get.

Even though it's owned by a Mexican brewery.

Not that there's anything wrong with that...

86 posted on 12/09/2012 8:46:46 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Free Vulcan

"F--K THAT S--T!!! PABST BLUE RIBBON!"

87 posted on 12/09/2012 8:47:20 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Drill Thrawl
I have the pleasure of living just three miles from Victory Brewing.

Lucky you; they are one of my favorites. Just drank a 6 pack of Hop Devil last night. One of the best beers on the market. Their Headwaters Pale Ale and Pilsner are great beers too. I live in upstate NY, and Victory sells pretty well around here.

88 posted on 12/09/2012 8:47:28 PM PST by skully
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To: All

don’t drink anymore, but, my choice was Red Stripe, or Boulevard (Kansas City) Honey Wheat...


89 posted on 12/09/2012 8:47:49 PM PST by erikm88
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To: Cribb

I loves me some Shiner Bock, best thing about living in Texas.


90 posted on 12/09/2012 8:48:21 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: fidelis

Coldcock is the one you never see coming
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7ms66_saturday-night-live-coldcock_fun#.UMVo-ZPjmwE


91 posted on 12/09/2012 8:51:43 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: freedombird

IPA ain’t beer. Lagers are what we talk about, and the best, in no particular order, are
Budweiser
Stag
O’Fallon Gold
Warsteiner Pilsener


92 posted on 12/09/2012 8:52:05 PM PST by steve8714 (Obama's evil shown actual size.)
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To: Revolting cat!
I remember my dad buying beer that looked like this a couple of times:

BEER

93 posted on 12/09/2012 8:54:12 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick
Yup. My father in-law used to drink generic beer. The guy was thrifty.

I don't think they make it anymore.

94 posted on 12/09/2012 8:57:30 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Tanniker Smith

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dpTmvSuWbA


95 posted on 12/09/2012 8:58:35 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Having an abortion is "progressive"?)
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To: shove_it

I like this suds even though it reminds me a lot of Mooch-elle the Royal Wookie!

96 posted on 12/09/2012 8:59:04 PM PST by Zakeet (Calling the Obozo/Bernack economy sluggish is an insult to slugs)
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To: okie01

The Mexican beers most all have German heritage by German immigrants back in the 1800’s.

Shiner Bock is unbeatable in longneck, but the best on draft. ‘Specially with ribs at the Country Tavern.

Another German heritage beer very few may have heard of that is very good is Kuntsmann (yeah what a name!) Torobayo from Southern Chile. Ever get a chance try it. Wish could buy it up here.


97 posted on 12/09/2012 8:59:22 PM PST by X-spurt (Ted Cruz for President of the Republic of Texas)
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To: Yardstick
I visited my brother when he was a broke second lieutenant and he offered me a Kroger Cost Cutter beer. Yellow can, black lettering with a scissor printed on the can.

If I had ever tasted Moose pee I figured that would be the taste.

98 posted on 12/09/2012 9:01:43 PM PST by OldMissileer
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To: FreeReign

That was and is my father — thrifty.

The can looks like a joke but I can remember seeing generic beer like that in supermarkets back in the day.


99 posted on 12/09/2012 9:02:46 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: henkster

mmmm -Buckhorn!

Reminds me of the Breakfast of Champions at our dorm: Wheaties and Buckhorn!


100 posted on 12/09/2012 9:02:46 PM PST by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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