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(24/7 Wall Street)   Over the past four years, American consumption of beer has fallen by more than 4.8 million barrels. The main reason? If you guessed "Americans finally realized they were drinking slightly alcoholic piss water" then step right up   (247wallst.com) divider line 8
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2013-12-16 09:43:03 AM
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American beer is not "slightly alcoholic", bud is at 5% ABV - roughly the same as the vast majority of pilsner consumed elsewhere.  Just because someone doesnt' feel the need to drink that highly alcholic quintuple ipa oatmeal lambic cherry stout that you made out of that homebrew kit to pretend like making beer from an instruction sheet is impressive, doesn't mean what they prefer is "slighlty alcholic."

/farking beer hipsters
2013-12-16 08:58:49 AM
3 votes:
Between 2007 and 2012, beer sales fell by 2.3%, or more than 4.8 million barrels.


How are beer sales doing in terms of dollars spent, not millions of barrels sold?  Instead of drinking 6 miller lites at 4% each, I may drink two craft russian imperial stouts at 10% each.  and those two bottles will probably cost more than the 6 miller lite's cost.  And taste a shiat ton better too.
j4x
2013-12-16 09:56:10 AM
2 votes:
And in this thread all the neckbeards come out to tell us how dumb we are for not drinking their expensive, double triple malt extra stout reserve crap that they've deluded themselves into thinking tastes good.
2013-12-16 02:48:54 PM
1 votes:

Tourney3p0: See, that's the problem. What kind of damage has to happen to your brain to make you think "I need to see what kind of beverage he's drinking to see if it's impressive or not"? Normal people do not think like this. Normal homebrewers do not do it to impress you, and you should stop to examine why that's the first thing that went through your head.


Its the beer snobs that tend to care so much that other people have the audacity to drink an adjunct lager, not sure why you are addressing me rather than, say, the subby.
2013-12-16 02:26:12 PM
1 votes:

aelat: lilplatinum: American beer is not "slightly alcoholic", bud is at 5% ABV - roughly the same as the vast majority of pilsner consumed elsewhere. Just because someone doesnt' feel the need to drink that highly alcholic quintuple ipa oatmeal lambic cherry stout that you made out of that homebrew kit to pretend like making beer from an instruction sheet is impressive, doesn't mean what they prefer is "slighlty alcholic."

/farking beer hipsters

Alcohol content != flavor.


Nor did I suggest it was. I was suggesting that "5% ABV" is not "slightly alcoholic."
2013-12-16 12:47:17 PM
1 votes:

jgilb: Yet in a blind taste test, they would pick the piss water 50% of the time.
Same thing happens when wine experts drink unlabeled wine.


Wine perhaps, but not beer- there are simply too many types.

A blindfolded person *might* not be able to tell the difference between Bud, Yuengling or Sam Adams- they're all basic lagers.  (I'm pretty sure I could)
But tell the difference between Bud and any IPA?  Or any porter, or stout?  Even people who have never had a single beer could do it instantly, 100% of the time.  There's more of a taste difference there than red vs. white wine
2013-12-16 12:36:37 PM
1 votes:
Here are the big pisswater breweries that are losing out, finally, over the concept of choice and local production. Warms my zymurgical heart just to read this list:
9. Labatt Blue - Sales loss (2007-2012): 28.3%
8. Budweiser - Sales loss (2007-2012): 28.8%
7. Heineken Premium Light - Sales loss (2007-2012): 36.7%
6. Milwaukee's Best Light - Sales loss (2007-2012): 39.7%
5. Old Milwaukee - Sales loss (2007-2012): 54.0%
4. Miller Genuine Draft - Sales loss (2007-2012): 56.4%
3. Milwaukee's Best Premium - Sales loss (2007-2012): 58.5%
2. Budweiser Select - Sales loss (2007-2012): 61.5%
1. Michelob Light - Sales loss (2007-2012): 69.6%
2013-12-16 09:54:30 AM
1 votes:
Just throwing this out there - Bud and Miller aren't American beers anymore.
 
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