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Why Americans are ditching American beer

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For years, domestic beers have been losing popularity with US consumers, while wine and liquor sales rise. CNNMoney's Paul La Monica explains why interest in American beers may be falling flat.
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Warrior Son (10 days ago)
American beers taste like water... 😑 smh 😒
SeSe (14 days ago)
I don't drink beer but I do know I put your beer belly to shame!
ano nymous (19 days ago)
Sean Byrne (20 days ago)
Most big beer names whether they're American, Canadian, Mexican, or European, are shit watery beers. It's the more obscure brands with unique flavours that make drinking beer enjoyable
Peter Hess (21 days ago)
If you only drink one beer or the beer from your country you will be biased against other beers especially American beers. Just mix it up. I like Belgian, Canadian and Mexican beers just as much as American beers.
r tw0 (21 days ago)
No we are drinking craft beer
Brett Troeger (21 days ago)
fake news
Vincent Gambino (21 days ago)
I drink 6 tall boys of coors banquet a day, I don’t see an end anytime soon.
blah blah (21 days ago)
Lol this is all bullshit. Crappy news network lying thru their teeth again.
brad rogers (22 days ago)
Mexican beer is selling better because our country is being flooded with Mexicans.
Mint Tea Sea (22 days ago)
It’s Rona Season boys!
Louis Jenkins (22 days ago)
Drink oranjeboom
44 reasons (22 days ago)
Coors banquet will always be my cheap go to beer
MidnightToker! theTruth (23 days ago)
Hate to see it but mass produced American beer almost always taste watered down. Can't even finish it to the bottom cause bottom taste even more watery. Prefer Heineken, Stella Artois, Corona. When I have to budget then I go for the cheap Budweiser 24 pack. Which is at least ok
Stu da gr8 (23 days ago)
I just came hear to comment... Yank food drinks suck.. There food sucks. There cars suck... There is nothing good in America.. Its all fake... Poor yanks thinking they have beer...
Tyler Kath (24 days ago)
Popularization of local brewery’s and craft beer is probably a big part of it
Carlos Ramos (24 days ago)
Modelos are delicious
Timothy Moynihan (24 days ago)
Mexican beer? So basically millennials have shit taste. I'll continue drinking Bass Ale.
nzonic (24 days ago)
Sry americans, your beer is complete garbage, tastes like water
Ravedaze (24 days ago)
Come to England and drink some Real Ale.
Heath Runyon (24 days ago)
Craft beer is the best
james Douglas (24 days ago)
american beer is pure shit!!!!!!!
Cocobro97 (25 days ago)
Being in the military i feel inclined to speak on behalf of us, we will never stop drinking Budweiser, coors, miller etc. Trust me we drink it like water and they are our favorite beverages
Sack of Cum (25 days ago)
slang& bang (25 days ago)
Modelo time weyy
Dale Frye (26 days ago)
Not american beer. Cheap shitty american beer. Such as bud, coors, miller, and busch.
Adam Essayli (26 days ago)
The Nelk boys really have a big impact
Marce' P (26 days ago)
I prefer Jamaican Red Stripe
Chris John Michael (26 days ago)
Craft beer and IPA’s are garbage. But I can always go for a Corona.
Squeaky Nova (26 days ago)
Easy, it's too waterish.
dylan bellerose (26 days ago)
Well I don't drink beer/liquor in general so I'm good.
Child Of The Grave 1970 (26 days ago)
American beer sucks balls
G13nn O (26 days ago)
And Trump wants to build a wall
71dembones (26 days ago)
Eh, you make something else that cost 50 cents a can that is refreshing and relaxing; then we'll talk. "I don't always drink beer but when I do it comes from the glass- lined tanks of the Old Latrobe, Pilgrim"
Sam Kryptonite (27 days ago)
Japanese and European beer 👍 But budweiser's are still good aswel
German Ramos (27 days ago)
You can get and enjoy American style beer I live in Wisconsin so instead of bud light or coors I buy spotted cow which is pretty damn good. So instead of buyers by American brand just buy a local beer craft. There’s plenty of local beers that are enjoyable and satisfying
Jon Griggs (27 days ago)
Micro breweries have exploded across this country, Cnn has to bring in the diversity beer.....please
M. Booth (27 days ago)
America has a huge craft beer scene, you are talking about shitty macro lagers like bud. They produce some of the best and most popular beers in thousands of varieties, it rarely gets export because they have so much demand, whoever made this video does not know what beer is.
M. Booth (27 days ago)
Shit American (generic lager) beer sales are down because everyone wants craft dipshit.
Joe Cooper (27 days ago)
Frig off I'll stick to my old style hamms and mickeys. Wisconsin beer for life bitch.
Derek Dere (27 days ago)
More fake news from CNN faggots
Austin Oldfield (27 days ago)
there is a simple answer..... because bud light is fucking terrible. American beer is the worst in the world
Austin Oldfield (27 days ago)
Mitchell Booth I’m not grouping craft beer in with this lol u are correct I do enjoy a good craft beer
M. Booth (27 days ago)
NEIPA, IPA, Pale ales, cask beer and keged craft is where its at, not shitty lager.Just so happens that USA makes some of the best craft beer in the world, so american beer is far from shit, the stuff this video is talking about however is.
Travis Bull (27 days ago)
American beers like bud and Coors taste like shit, watery shit!
John Haggard (27 days ago)
Cause it tastes like mineral water and has a lot of unnecessary foam.
C S (28 days ago)
We are sick of drink watered down nasty piss beer. Id rather pay a little more and drink a good beer and not have the shits and a migraine the next day after drinking 3 Budweisers
Case Clevenger (28 days ago)
Back in The 20th Century, Domestic Beer was the shit. Now, companies are making them watered down now. This could explain why their profits are falling.
Aidan Watson (28 days ago)
It tastes like watered down cold piss they all need to go bankrupt and import
Dick Avalanche (28 days ago)
Dollar for dollar Mexican beer is wayyyy better.
Valley Retro Gaming (28 days ago)
A lot of people are going to small breweries and small bars that serve other types as well. A lot of people go to San Fernando Brewery in San Fernando City.
REDSKIN /// (28 days ago)
Anything amerikkkan sucks and it’s cheap and over priced
Ace Valdivia (28 days ago)
No chinges guey ! You know the real reason is because Mexican beer is way better !!
Oni Mori (28 days ago)
Mexican and japanese beer are the best.
John Doe (28 days ago)
Young kids just don't know how to drink
ben smith (29 days ago)
Cause they taste like PISS!!
ben england (29 days ago)
Because its not beer, its water lol
low down no good (29 days ago)
I don't like the buzz that Coors and Miller beer gives me i tried it and i didn't like it it's okay i can take it or leave it give me an imported beer anytime 🍺
Misogynist (29 days ago)
Misogynist (29 days ago)
By the time I'm fine drinking 4 or so beers my stomach is full and makes me not want to drink anymore
Jim Yost (29 days ago)
I'm 71 years old and I've been drinking beer since I was 16 years old. My first beer was Miller High Life. I drank it for a few years and switched to Bud which I drank for ten years. But then I developed a prostate infection caused by the preservative in Bud so I switched to Coors because they put no additives or preservatives in their beer. But when InBev bought out Coors they started putting chemicals in it so I switched to Yuengling because they don't put any chemicals in their beer. As far as I know they're the only brewery in America that doesn't put chemicals in their beer. Rolling Rock used to be chemical-free but I don't know about now. I went to their website trying to find out and they don't mention it one way or the other. So now I've been drinking Yuengling Original Lager for three or four years and I plan to stay with it as long as they keep making it the way they do with no chemicals. I really like some of the new craft beers but they're way to pricey for me. Personally I think Yuengling Original and Yuengling Black & Tan are the best beers for the money sold in the US.
Dave Mills (29 days ago)
sirtiger (30 days ago)
CNN stinks
jake nenni (30 days ago)
Cuz it’s garbage end of story
Wesley King (1 month ago)
Miller high life ftw
Zoroaster1996 (1 month ago)
The beer that one chooses, may well depend on the situation. I tend to favour craft beers nowadays because I drink very slowly - two 330ml bottles of 6-9% beer will take me around 2.5 hours to drink, before I move onto whisky. I'm not sure that I'd want too much complexity in taste though, if I were drinking at a barbecue from 5pm. I also, always choose two different beers if they're craft, which tends to suggest that for me, the flavour is a bit of a novelty. I recently drank some Stella simply because it was going begging and I was surprised by how much I welcomed the simpler taste.
Ray Sparks (1 month ago)
I live in Richmond VA we are #1 in the United States for craft breweries supposedly It's literally every were You go here advertising is everywhere and its stock everywhere from gas stations to drugstores and grocery stores and there are bars and restaurants here that have over a hundred craft beers on tap So if Your into IPAs and crazy beer its definitely here You can also go directly to the breweries for tasting and canning and there are 32 + craft beer breweries in the city
Deez nuts (1 month ago)
More brewski for me
Dave Mills (29 days ago)
Deez nuts yeah buddy
rvfjone (1 month ago)
*Water* ... When I was little I used to grab beer at party's and always used to hate it, it was always bud light crap, no wonder?! Now that i'm older, I only drink Mexican beer and dark beer, way more delicious?! ... 😀 🔥 🍻 🎉
Jesse Franco (1 month ago)
Shows coors
Christian R Romero (1 month ago)
Fuck coors
blow me (1 month ago)
As a professional US alcoholic (Ive had nearly a .750 of vodka this evening), let me tell you why Americans are ditching "American" beer: BECAUSE IT SUCKS. Beer is trash- it tastes like shit, and it hardly gets you drunk unless you chug so much that youll vomit from the foam. Plus the price.... I paid a little over 6$ for my booze tonight, yet every nasty beer wants almost 2-3$ EACH. Screw that.
Racho Rodriguez (1 month ago)
corona 🍺 fuck you bud ligh
Troy Young (1 month ago)
It’s overpriced water.
Ellias P. (1 month ago)
One word: Belgian
Randall Munn (1 month ago)
Fake news
Taco Moises (1 month ago)
Cringy Autist (1 month ago)
Not all American beer is bad. Just most of the big brands. Craft is the way to go.
Paul Lomax (1 month ago)
....because it's weak piss?
Paul Hernandez (1 month ago)
Has anyone ever been to...Total Wine!!
Battle Toad (1 month ago)
If you haven’t had Pacifico you guys are missing out
Troglodytic 6 Masses (1 month ago)
But weed is still illegal. I hope you all die driving drunk.
Chucky Justice (1 month ago)
They're not. Propaganda
Mad Cast (1 month ago)
Naw, not all Americans, just millennials. We don't like shitty beer. If we don't like it we act on it and change it.
Joseph Ybarra (1 month ago)
Dont water down our beer and we'll start buying again simple as that
Gary Green (1 month ago)
How is Mexican horse piss any better?
delreydavid (1 month ago)
Mexican beer is no better.
The ShawShank Preneur (1 month ago)
There are over 4000 American breweries. This video is TOTAL CRAP. As matter of fact, the United States is at the cutting edge of a craft beer revolution. I swear CNN is a joke. FAKE NEWS.
Corona light (1 month ago)
Because the millennialist are drinking ipa from local breweries
Don Julio (1 month ago)
I was interested until I saw CNN, fake news outlet
Brian London (1 month ago)
It's a "Low Carb" thing. Nothing more.
Maintenance Man (1 month ago)
Bruce Wayne (1 month ago)
So we're becoming less white trash?
Aguila701 (1 month ago)
Cuz Budweiser is piss and Coors light is water beer.
Mike W (1 month ago)
Cannabis is what's killing the 'brand loyal' beer drinker. When presented with a better option, everyone chooses to switch over...
Mo Lester (1 month ago)
You guys still drink piss.
Darren McDaid (1 month ago)
Majority of American beers are shit.
Mitchell Loy (1 month ago)
NC Red Oak 🤘
Bryan Leovy (1 month ago)
GMO beer.
Buddcar Cook (1 month ago)
Cause it’s like having sex in a canoe- fucking to close to water 💦
John Cats (1 month ago)
Daniel Mears (1 month ago)
False title. Craft American beer is still growing. Bud and Coors are not synonymous with “American beer”. There are plenty of local breweries that rival or exceed quality of foreign brews. Don’t judge America by its lowest-quality products....
Fred D'Allaird (1 month ago)
Bud hasn’t been owned by Americans for years. Coors and Miller are also owned by InBev. ( international beverage) Even your money reports are fake. Jesus. Most Americans are drinking at craft bars and buying locally. Either getting can bottles and growlers at said brewery eliminating the supermarket or state store or they are picking up mixer suckers to try new things. That’s why almost ever supermarket has a craft section and not a modelo section.