A recent Gallup poll is shining some light on shocking facts about our generation. According to their 2013 Consumption Habits study, only 41 percent of adults of legal age who are under thirty prefer beer over other types of alcohol. Even more shocking, this shows a decrease of 30% in the past twenty years.
The study claims that more and more of us are turning to wine and liquor to get our buzz on. Here’s the thing: I love beer. I love wine and hard liquor, too. Do I prefer drinking any of them over the others? Not really. Sure, I’m not too big of a wine drinker, but when it comes to drinking, it’s better to diversify.
When it comes down to it, I guess I’d say I prefer beer over any other form of alcohol. Don’t get me wrong, though. As I said earlier, I’m a fan of both liquor and wine. I just think of beer as my standard drink. No matter what the situation is, a beer is always appropriate. Let’s face it: for those of us who’ve just recently left school, we might as well refer to 12-ounce cans of domestic as our best friends. They’re always there for us, in good times and in bad.
So why have liquor and wine been taking some of beer’s long-held territory? Perhaps we’ve become too obsessed with our image and fitness to drink fifteen beers in one night. Maybe now that we have a little cash to spend, that bottle of top shelf bourbon doesn’t seem so out of reach.
Our generation wants to get drunk faster, and inebriation is more easily attained with shots from a plastic handle or Solo cups full of boxed wine than with a beer. It’s not laziness; it’s efficiency. As for me, I’ll just stick to all three. After all, we’re supposed to encourage diversity, right?
[via Red Alert Politics]