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The Super Bowl and beer seemingly go together, but that’s not always so.
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St. Patrick's Day and beer are seemingly made for each other, but not as much as you might think. 

The holiday is not the biggest-selling beer event, according to Nielsen; in fact, it trails many public holidays.

Check out which holidays moved the most beer, based on 2009 data that looked at a two-week period surrounding the holiday or event.

Updated March 16, 2010

11. St. Patrick's Day
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Sales: 48.7 million cases

10. Super Bowl
Sales: 49.2 million cases
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Sales: 49.2 million cases

9. Easter
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Sales: 50.7 million cases

8. Halloween
Sales: 50.7 million cases
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Sales: 50.9 million cases

7. Christmas
Sales: 52.8 million cases
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Sales: 52.8 million cases

6. Thanksgiving
Sales: 52.8 million cases
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Sales: 52.8 million cases

5. Cinco de Mayo
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Sales: 54 million cases

4. Father's Day
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Sales: 57.7 million cases

3. Labor Day
Sales: 60.2 million cases
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Sales: 60.2 million cases

2. Memorial Day
Sales: 61.0 million cases
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Sales: 61.0 million cases

1. Fourth of July
Sales: 63.5 million cases
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Sales: 63.5 million cases