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

  • Mar 11, 2013

ARLINGTON, TEXAS , March 11th, 2013 — 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.

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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.

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American Mensa is an organization open to anyone who scores in the top 2 percent on an accepted standardized intelligence test. Mensa has more than 50,000 members in the United States and more than 130,000 members globally. For more information about American Mensa, visit or call (817) 607-0060.