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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   ( divider line
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2013-12-16 09:43:03 AM  
3 votes:
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 10:43:46 AM  
2 votes:

verbaltoxin: I see we've got the flames, now let's see the gasoline.

Which is what a lot of wine tastes like.  I mean, who really enjoys the taste of wine?  Ditto beer- if I wanted to drink urine I'd go follow Ghandi.

Really, anyone with taste should just drink these.

Now those are actually drinkable!
2013-12-16 10:17:23 AM  
2 votes:
Hops Puns Brewing presents Dennis Hopper Memorial XXX Dry-Hopped Rye-PA.
2013-12-16 12:45:01 PM  
1 vote:
If you live in the good ol' U.S. of A. and you drink beer such that piss tastes better... then you're a gluton for punishment, and moron.. or you have not been to a Fark Beer Snob Thread™.
2013-12-16 11:29:05 AM  
1 vote:

Generation_D: Just throwing this out there - Bud and Miller aren't American beers anymore.

2013-12-16 10:58:02 AM  
1 vote:
It's because all new Americans drink tequila
2013-12-16 10:42:07 AM  
1 vote:

SlothB77: 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.

Yeah, I'm not really sure why this is news. There have been hundreds of stories in the last few years about the rise of home brewing and microbreweries (and the recent explosion of flavored vodkas). The decline of wide-distribution beer sales should be filed under D for "duh." 

verbaltoxin: I see we've got the flames, now let's see the gasoline.

No problem! (clears throat) Gasoline... that would taste way better than what j4xand  lilplatinum apparently have in their refrigerators.

/how'd I do?
2013-12-16 09:56:10 AM  
1 vote:
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 09:34:54 AM  
1 vote:
I never understood the draw of beer.

/wine drinker
//tastes great, less filling
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