Beer: Americans say no to American made go for imports

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    The Eight Beers Americans No Longer Drink - 24/7 Wall St.

    Years decline from 2006-2010
    Budweiser down 30%
    Milwaukee Best Light down 34%
    Milwaukee Genuine Draft down 51%
    Old Milwaukee down 52%
    Milwaukee Best down 53%
    Bud select down 60%
    Michelob Light down 64%
    Michelob down 72%

    Wonder how many "Buy American" people actually drink imported beer?
     
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    Crafts and imports are good beers, but overpriced.
     
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    "Craft Beers" means Micro Breweries right? If so then Americans are also brewing more of their own.

    That "Bud Select" reminds me of the Simpson episode where the go to the Duff Brewery. They show how Regular Duff, Duff Light and Duff Dry get bottled but it's all coming from the same filler pipe! :lol:

    And wouldn't Budweiser be a foreign beer now?
     
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    You'd think with NAFTA, Corona would be $2 a six pack. Frickin' 7-8 bucks now.
     
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    True the craft beers have taken some of the share but beer sales rose over the years and these brands took a hit. Some of that can be attributed to people starting to look at their waist size I guess and buying lite beer.

    Bud is still brewed in the US which makes it American made.
     
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    Certain imports and local micros for me.

    Coincidentally, my son stopped by last night to watch the Lions beat the Bears and brought some Miller Lite with him. I'd never tried it before so I had one. And all I can say is, That's beer? Can't believe how popular that swill's become.
     
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    It's relatively cheap slam-down beer. I like Bud Light for that reason.
    The beers that I truely love to drink are expensive, filling, and rich. Sometimes I'm in the mood for quantity, not quality. :)
     
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    Sam Adams is the only way to go for me.
     
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    S.A. has some good beers but they're a bit too sweet for my taste.
    They ran many independent brewers out of business in the early days.
    That's why I try to avoid their beers.

    I was at Boston Logan some years ago and my friend tried to buy me a beer- Sam Adams of course. The waitress gave me a dirty look when I emphatically turned it down. I asked her for a beer list and eventually ordered a Bud Light. :D
     
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    Consumers are starting to see there is a significantly better product out there and it doesn't cost much more.
     

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