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Pilot Study Finds ER Patients Drinking High-Octane Beer

Five beer brands – Budweiser, Steel Reserve, Colt 45, Bud Ice, and Bud Light – were consumed in the highest quantities by emergency room patients, according to a new pilot study from researchers at The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Three of these are “malt liquors” with higher alcohol content than regular beer. The pilot study, published by, is the first study of its kind to assess alcohol consumption by brand and type from patients reporting to the emergency department with injury.