What Will Mensa Members Drink This St. Patrick's Day?

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America's smartest reveal their 10 favorite brews and just in time for a St. Patrick's Day pint!

Blue Moon prevailed as the beer of choice, according to a recent survey of Mensa members. The survey was dissected further, as Mensa members do have a certain affection for statistical analysis, to highlight the differences in preference between East Coast and West Coast residents. To view the full infographic, visit us.mensa.org/topten.

The top-10 list of beers, as selected by Mensa members includes:

  •     Blue Moon
  •     Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  •     Guinness
  •     60 Minute IPA
  •     Heineken
  •     Fat Tire Amber Ale
  •     Corona
  •     Newcastle Brown Ale
  •     Bud Lite
  •     Stella Artois
  •     Budweiser

Members culled their top-10 from a list of 30 of the most popular beers in America, which was built based on sales and brand recognition. Members had a colorful variety of reasons for why they favored a particular beer. “It is pleasant to drink and goes with any food. I also paid my ex-boyfriend’s best friend to take him off my hands with a six-pack of it. It was worth every ounce,” one member said of Blue Moon.

The mission of American Mensa is to identify and foster human intelligence, as well as provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members. Mensa is the organization open to anyone who achieves scores in the top two percent of any standardized intelligence test. Mensa has more than 57,000 members in the United States and more than 110,000 members around the world. For more information about Mensa, or to apply for membership, please visit http://www.us.mensa.org or call (800) 66-MENSA.

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Victoria Liguez
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