Monday, December 9, 2013

Nine Beers Americans No Longer Drink

This morning I came across this article from "24/7 Wall St" about nine beers that Americans are no longer drinking, and it actually made me smile a little.  One of the first points in the article is that beer sales have fallen overall 2.3% from 2007 through the end of 2012.  This is no secret to anyone following the market trends (although beer sales were up in 2012 compared to 2011), but what they don't mention is that craft breweries have been on the rise through that same period.  

Craft breweries' production actually gained 15% by volume in 2012, so I think it's fair to say that craft beer in the USA is starting to at least make a dent in the big guys, as evidenced by the 9 beers on this list.  Source: Brewers Association.

To save you all some trouble, here they are:

9. Labatt Blue
8. Budweiser
7. Heineken Premium Light
6. Milwaukee's Best Light
5. Old Milwaukee
4. Miller Genuine Draft
3. Milwaukee's Best Premium
2. Budweiser Select
1. Michelob Light