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Americans' Favorite Adult Beverage Is ...

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By By Kelly Dickerson, Staff WriterJuly 25, 2014 8:14 AM
Americans' Favorite Adult Beverage Is ...
 
Americans' Favorite Adult Beverage Is ...

Beer! More Americans say they prefer a pint over a glass of vino or a cocktail, according to a new Gallup poll.

This year, 41 percent of U.S. drinking adults said they typically choose beer; 31 percent choose wine, and 23 percent choose liquor. The results came from Gallup's Consumption Habits survey, and the data is based on telephone interviews with 1,013 randomly selected U.S. adults ages 18 or older.

This is the strongest showing for beer in the United States since the drink's popularity tumbled in 2005, though it still has a long way to go to climb back up to its heyday in the '90s when almost half of Americans said they preferred it, Gallup noted.

However, when the data is broken up by gender, wine is still the top choice for women (46 percent), while beer is the top choice for men (57 percent). Wine also tops beer for older adults, with 38 percent of people ages 55 and older reporting they usually choose wine, and 32 percent reporting they usually choose beer. The rest said they prefer a cocktail.

For a drink that's been around since about 10,000 B.. beer seems to have found traction among the younger generation of U.S. drinkers. Almost half (48 percent) of those between the ages of 18 and 34 who drink alcohol say they prefer a beer.

Meanwhile, beer has taken on new flavors in its modern incarnation. Microbreweries selling beers made with increasingly exotic ingredients like avocado and milk chocolate have sprouted up all over the country in recent years. The growth of craft beer culture is measurable: While 11.5 million barrels of local beer were brewed in 2011, that number jumped to 15 million barrels in 2013, and the sale of craft beer increased 20 percent in the past year, according to the Brewer's Association.

Thirty-six percent of U.S. adults identify themselves as complete abstainers from alcohol, but almost two-thirds of adult Americans say they "have occasion to use alcoholic beverages," the new Gallup poll showed. This is consistent with the national average of 63 percent since Gallup started keeping track of alcohol drinking in 1939. This year, over a quarter of Americans reported having an alcoholic drink in the past 24 hours, and 67 percent reported having one in the past week. The U.S. ranks fairly low among the countrie that drink the most. In fact, in Russia, beer was considered food, not alcohol, up until the beginning of 2013.

The poll results suggest that about four out of 10 Americans drink alcoholic beverages regularly, and on average, they consume about four drinks per week. Cheers.

Original article on Live Science.

What's your favorite?

by on Jul. 26, 2014 at 9:29 AM
Replies (21-28):
britngavin
by New Member on Jul. 31, 2014 at 6:39 PM
Lol, it's a vodka liqueur with fruit flavors. They have a pink one that is mango, blood orange liqueur and passion fruit and then a blue one that is tropical fruit and wild berry. They also make a malt beverage version of the pink one now but I prefer the vodka versions. They taste good mixed with Squirt pop and lemonade too if you like a fizzy drink. You can drink either of them or mix the two of them. Tastes good any way you choose.

Quoting SweetLuci:

 I don't know what Kinky is...well not in reference to drinks anyway! lol


Quoting britngavin: I mix the 2 kinds of Kinky and add lemonade. So good. But I hardly ever drink, lol.

 

SweetLuci
by Bronze Member on Jul. 31, 2014 at 7:50 PM

 Sounds good. btw...the last time I heard of Squirt or pop was when I lived in Michigan. Where are you?

Quoting britngavin: Lol, it's a vodka liqueur with fruit flavors. They have a pink one that is mango, blood orange liqueur and passion fruit and then a blue one that is tropical fruit and wild berry. They also make a malt beverage version of the pink one now but I prefer the vodka versions. They taste good mixed with Squirt pop and lemonade too if you like a fizzy drink. You can drink either of them or mix the two of them. Tastes good any way you choose.
Quoting SweetLuci:

 I don't know what Kinky is...well not in reference to drinks anyway! lol

Quoting britngavin: I mix the 2 kinds of Kinky and add lemonade. So good. But I hardly ever drink, lol.

 

 

amichelle28
by on Jul. 31, 2014 at 7:51 PM
Gin and cucumber! I miss it so much :/
ShutUpImTalking
by Member on Jul. 31, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Margaritas are my favorite, but pink raspberry moscato wine is a very close second.

StreetsAhead
by Member on Aug. 1, 2014 at 4:18 PM
You have obviously never seen Brits drink then
You would this k they were made of liquid - tea and booze, the empire seems to have been built on it

Quoting FrankMamma:

 I have a very similiar ancestory but I hate beer. I guess my English Grandma instilled tea in my to well to really every like much alcohol.


Quoting StreetsAhead: Beer I'm Swiss German we like beer and like in the UK which again are beer drinkers. It is that part of europe

 

britngavin
by New Member on Aug. 1, 2014 at 6:47 PM
Lol, I'm in Minnesota. :-)

Quoting SweetLuci:

 Sounds good. btw...the last time I heard of Squirt or pop was when I lived in Michigan. Where are you?


Quoting britngavin: Lol, it's a vodka liqueur with fruit flavors. They have a pink one that is mango, blood orange liqueur and passion fruit and then a blue one that is tropical fruit and wild berry. They also make a malt beverage version of the pink one now but I prefer the vodka versions. They taste good mixed with Squirt pop and lemonade too if you like a fizzy drink. You can drink either of them or mix the two of them. Tastes good any way you choose.
Quoting SweetLuci:

 I don't know what Kinky is...well not in reference to drinks anyway! lol


Quoting britngavin: I mix the 2 kinds of Kinky and add lemonade. So good. But I hardly ever drink, lol.

 


 

FrankMamma
by Member on Aug. 2, 2014 at 1:39 PM
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 Know wonder Grandma liked her tea all day long! I was only 4 so mine was always only tea. Dam it! LOL

Quoting StreetsAhead: You have obviously never seen Brits drink then You would this k they were made of liquid - tea and booze, the empire seems to have been built on it
Quoting FrankMamma:

 I have a very similiar ancestory but I hate beer. I guess my English Grandma instilled tea in my to well to really every like much alcohol.

Quoting StreetsAhead: Beer I'm Swiss German we like beer and like in the UK which again are beer drinkers. It is that part of europe

 

 

newwifenmom
by on Aug. 6, 2014 at 9:15 PM
White wine but I like liquor also.
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