Comment: There are a couple of things not taken into account...

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There are a couple of things not taken into account...

In this article. Beer is no longer cheap. With wages flat and unemployment high, beer has lost its appeal as a regular, every day, beverage. Drinking is more for special celebrations.

Smoking is being banned from more and more taverns. Smoking and drinking beer at a bar all evening is becoming a thing of the past. The drop in smoking in public has probably contributed to the drop in beer consumption.

A DUI charge is getting more expensive and a big source of revenue for the government. Getting pulled over terrifies me. If I am going to drink while I am out, I am going to limit it to one or two drinks. That being the case, would I prefer a mixed drink or a beer? Sometimes it is a beer, but more often it is a cocktail instead.

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