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The beer market in the United States

 TAGS:Over generations, the beer has become a major beverage in the United States. Just as wine became a tradition in warm areas where the vines grow, beer became very important in the cold region where cereals grow.

Fermentation quickly became a real custom in the U.S. population. It is with the arrival of the first explorers that the different types of beers were created. The very first beer was the famous beer “Ale”. At that time breweries began to open. But in 1800 the German migrants came with the “Lager” beer that became really popular. In 1870 they became the undisputed leader with 4,000 breweries developed.
In 1920, the Prohibition was declared and lasted for 13 years. Only half of the breweries will reopen at the end of this law. In 1970, the United States had less companies producing beer than what they had in 1920. The ?comeback? of the Ale beer won?t happen before 1980, when new Ale started to appear on the market. Thanks to their top quality, these craft type “microbrewery” are those very same that we can find today in pole position in U.S. sales. Currently, the leaders of the beer market are Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors.

Brand Index You Gov conducted its annual survey of beer, and it appears that the most famous beers in the United States are:
    10 – Coors Light: This brand is ninth among the 10 top rated beers in the United States. It is one of the most sold in 2012.
    9 – Yuenling: Yuenling & Son was founded in 1829. This is the oldest brewery in the United States, the production is 2.5 million barrels per year.
    8 – Stella Artois: Launched in 1998, it is one of the most sold brand of Anheuser Bush Inbev. This Belgian beer is number one in more than 80 countries.
    7 – Guinness: She was ranked No. 6 in 2012. If it is now far behind, this Irish beer still sells 167 million barrels annually and is manufactured in 60 countries around the world.
    6 – Heineken: The Dutch brand took the place occupied by Guinness in 2012. She had a positive growth thanks to advertising and increased sales in the United States.
    5 – Corona: This is the best-selling imported U.S. beer. Recently, the Ministry of Justice of the United States forbade the union of AB Inbev and Mexican brewery that produces Corona, arguing that if the merger was done, the brand would control 46% of beer sales in the country.
    4 – Bud Light: This beer brand is the most sold in the United States with a record of 269 million in 2012, although a drop in sales in 2013 is identified.
    3 – Dos Equis: The brand was acquired by Heineken in 2010. This is one of the best brands advertised and was able to still Bud Light rank this year.
    2 – Budweiser: One of the main brands of beer, enjoying the second position in 2012. Part of AB InBev, the company has been sued for having diluted the beer. The group responded to the accusation by jokes to reassure customers.
    1 – Samuel Adams: This beer is owned by the Boston Beer Company. Founded in 1984 with a homemade recipe and named Samuel Adams Boston Lager, it holds the first place in this ranking.

Want to try a beer made in America? Today, we will recommend 2:

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Alhambra Reserva 1925

 

 

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San Miguel Especial

Top beer consuming countries I

 TAGS:Taking a look on “The Drinks Business” web I saw that they published the other day an interesting article in which they offered a ranking of world?s top beer consuming countries. The data provided were drawn from the website of the World Health Organization but there was a misunderstanding … the ranking did not show the ten countries that consumed more beer but those who consume more liters of pure alcohol in general.

Aside from the discomfort of many users who were visibly offended to read that Germany and Ireland were not among the top places of the list, the point is clear: beer has less alcohol than wine and even less than distillates.

Thus, the most typical beer consuming countries, as the two mentioned, were far away from the “honorary” positions of this ranking because of course, more beer consumption (lower proportion of pure alcohol per liter) minus consumption of other alcoholic beverages (more powerful). Time is limited.

By now you can imagine that with Ireland in fourth place and Germany in the eighth, or what is equally surprising: UK at No. 15, U.S. occupying the 24th and Australia at the 22nd, the classification was entirely unexpected.

Specifically, the first place was occupied by Palau, an archipelago in the Pacific where 8.68 liters of pure alcohol are consumed per person (fifteen years and older) per year. The Czech Republic in second position, and the Seychelles occupying third place finish composing this triumvirate of ethyl countries which have in common besides that fact the beauty of their landscapes, each one in its own style.

Czech Republic is a place to consider because, coincidences of life, it?s also there where most liters of beer are consumed per person per year (according to the data that Kirin Holdings Company reflects in their study “Per Capita Beer Consumption by Country” made in 2010). And how good are Czech beers! So all those who have never tasted any yet can find in this post and all these data a scientific reason to start drinking in moderation, in order to find out home based what has this country?s beer that makes people drink it so much.