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USA Today: 9 Beers Losing Their Fizz in America

7 of them are Anheuser-Busch or MillerCoors beers


Beer may be America’s favorite adult beverage but its consumption has declined in the U.S. over the last few years.

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USA Today reports that beer sales fell by 2.3% in the U.S. between 2007 and 2012. Unsurprisingly, wine and spirits have been on the rise during the same span partially due to the growing demand for flavored vodkas and flavored whiskeys. As a result, the U.S. doesn’t consume as much beer anymore and there are some beers that have been hit especially hard by this trend.

Here are nine beers that Americans barely drink anymore with data on their sales loss total between 2007 and 2012.

  1. Michelob Light, brewed by Anheuser-Busch (BUD): 69.6%
  2. Budweiser Select, brewed by Anheuser-Busch: 61.5%
  3. Milwaukee’s Best Premium, brewed by MillerCoors: 58.5%
  4. Miller Genuine Draft, brewed by MillerCoors: 56.4%
  5. Old Milwaukee, brewed by Pabst Brewing Company: 54.0%
  6. Milwaukee’s Best Light, brewed by MillerCoors: 39.7%
  7. Heineken Premium Light, brewed by Heineken International (HINKY): 36.7%
  8. Budweiser, brewed by Anheuser-Busch: 28.8%
  9. Labatt Blue, brewed by Anheuser-Busch: 28.3%

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