America's Fallen Out of Love With These 5 Beers

Especially Bud Select
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2015 12:48 PM CST
In this Oct. 27, 2009 file photo, bottles of Miller Genuine Draft 64 are seen on a shelf at a local grocery store in Des Moines, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, file)

(Newser) – Americans still love beer—it's a $100 billion industry in the US—but there are some beers we're just not that into anymore, particularly as specialty and craft beers become more popular. 24/7 Wall St. runs down 10 beers falling out of favor with Americans:

  • Budweiser: Yes, the King of Beers itself saw a 26% decline in sales between 2009 and 2014, putting it in the 10th spot on the list. In addition to rising craft beer sales, Americans' growing taste for light beer likely also contributed.
  • Natural Light: Despite the aforementioned demand for light beer, Natty Light saw a 26.6% decline in sales from 2009 to 2014, putting it at No. 9 on the list. Perhaps not surprising, considering users rank it the worst beer in the world.

  • Miller Genuine Draft: Jumping toward the top of the list, MGD comes in at No. 3 with a whopping 54.5% decline in sales from 2009 to 2014. MillerCoors is actually closing the plant that first brewed MGD.
  • Milwaukee's Best: The No. 2 beer on the list saw a 55.7% plunge from 2009 to 2014. 24/7 Wall St. thinks part of the problem might lie in the fact that the beer is marketed specifically to men.
  • Bud Select: Coming in at No. 1—not a good thing, in this case—is one of Budweiser's low-calorie offerings. Bud Select saw a 60.4% decline in sales between 2009 and 2014, despite the popularity of light beers. Bud Light, on the other hand, remains popular.
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