Old Milwaukee, Milwaukee’s Best, Miller Genuine Draft And 6 Other Beers No One Drinks Any More
    By Hank Campbell | December 5th 2012 04:00 AM | 4 comments | Print | E-mail | Track Comments
    Sales of specialty, craft, and small-market beers have improved dramatically in sales, many of the traditional, full-calorie beers that were once the staples of most breweries have fallen behind. In the five years ending in 2011, sales of Budweiser, which was once the top-selling beer in the country for years, have fallen by 7 million barrels.

    Sales of Michelob are down more than 70%. Based on data provided by Beer Marketer’s INSIGHTS, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the nine large — or once-large — beer brands with a five-year decline in sales of 30% or more.

    What are people drinking instead? Light beer and microbrews.

    Nine Beers Americans No Longer Drink - 24/7 Wall Street

    Comments

    It could not have happened to nicer people! When Miller, Budweiser and Coors bought up and destroyed every regional and local brand they could they created this situation. Great breweries like Carling's, G. Heilman, Pabst, etc were great brands. They were either forced out of business or bought and discontinued. I remember when Miller bought Lienenkugel's and destroyed that NW Wisconsin brand.

    Right now Pabst Blue Ribbon is the #1 selling American-owned beer. They have a small office in Woodridge IL and brew by contract at Miller etc. Miller/Bud/Coors all foreign owned now.

    Plus their products suck. I just got back from Belgium and when you go out for a beer you get Delirium, Leffe, and other regional brands on tap. If you gave someone a Bud or Coors Light they'd dump it out.

    Glad to see and support the microbrew revolution.

    Hank
    I buy Pabst Blue Ribbon because it has red, white and blue cans and that is what people are getting on July 4th whether they like it or not - and literally it could be from the previous July 4th. Like it impacts the taste at all.  It's light beers I don't understand.  Life is too short for light beer.
    Still pissed about the whole Rolling Rock debacle.

    I use to love it in college in the late 80's early 90's.

    Moved from Ohio to Los Angeles and forgot about. On a trip back in the mid 2000's I was at a bar reliving old times and had me a Rolling Rock... and instantly couldn't believe the pile of crap it had become. My friend just said "yep, got bought just recently and now its brewed by one of the big guys in their own place" (run offs more like it).

    I wanted to spit it out I was so mad... but instead set the rest of the bottle down andI got a Guinness on tap and all was well with the world and I was happy.

    Hank
    Yep, when I lived in PA I enjoyed it in those little pony bottles. Now, they don't even sell it out here.  Well, they do, I think, but in cans or something weird.