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Is Beer Going to Beat Out Wine?

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As beer soars in popularity, could wine’s superiority be coming to an end?

In the world of beverages, wine has always been seen as the epitome of taste, class, and sophistication, a beverage to be shared with fine cuisine and subject to a precise etiquette to scare off the unworthy.

Meanwhile, beer has always been simple: a common beverage drunk at sporting events, fraternity parties, or as a reward for hard labor. Surely, the two could never be seen as equals – have you ever seen a beer-pong game played with Cabernet Sauvignon? Wine is revered; beer is an afterthought. Or is it?

The times might be changing. Over at Wine-Searcher, beer has made an appearance in our list of Most Searched-for Wines.

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout is the beer in question, and it has been a rousing success since its launch in the early 1990s when it became the first Bourbon barrel-aged beer ever brewed. Every year people enter a lottery for their chance to acquire a few bottles, so perhaps it’s no surprise that each November, there is a huge spike in searches for the beer.

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