Beer Beats Out Wine as Americans’ Booze of Choice

Beer beat out wine as Americans’ favorite alcoholic beverage. (Roslan Rahman / AFP / Getty Images / August 20, 2012)

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Score one for beer. The beverage is the favorite alcoholic drink among Americans, more popular than wine and liquor.

A new report from pollster Gallup found that 39% of U.S. drinkers prefer beer, while 35% favor wine. Less than a quarter list liquor as their top choice.

The majority of men go for beers, as do the biggest portion of drinkers under age 54 and those from the Midwest. But women, East Coast residents and older Americans all lean toward wine.
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