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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

We've had discussions about the best beer before, so how about one regarding cheap beer. I've had Bud Lite, Miller Lite, Keystone, Lone Star, and a few others. Keystone and Lonestar tasted atrocious. Bud Lite is tolerable, but my favorite would go to Miller Lite. It's no Shiner, but as far as all the cheap beers are concerned, I think Miller is the best.

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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

Cheap is relative, but one that is seeing a resurgence in popularity is Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR). I usually go for Coors (regular) or Miller Genuine Draft for "cheap" alternatives, but they are not really that cheap. Relative to Bass, Guiness, etc., they are though.

Oh, gone are the days of Falstaff, Naragansett, Schlitz, Schaefer, Milwaukee's Best (still around??), The Great Taste of Beer (Chris Schenkle). I remember Schaefer's jingle in the 70s was "Schaefer, the one beer to have when you're having more than one." I always changed that to "Schaefer, the one beer to have when you're not drinking."

Logan


User currently offlineTristarenvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

Falstaff! When I was a kid, I remember they had a "spokesman" for that beer who resembled Andrew Jackson, except his name was Andrew Faubaker, or something like that, and he thought the name of the beer should be changed..

I think Milwaukee's is still around. Lone Star appears to be lost to the ages. There was some cheap beer from my college days called "Little Soldiers" or something like that. And Stroh's had just come on the market in East Texas...



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User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

MGD Highlife, Red Dog, Best (Beast)....welcome to the wonderful life of a college student, I have so many choices!

User currently offlineElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

I just bought a 30-pack of Anhueser-Busch Natural Light for $10.99.....

I guess that qualifies as cheap....approx 36.63 cents per can  Smile




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User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

I'd say Molson Canadian, tastes better than most of the domestic US stuff, and in Gainesville at least you can get a six-pack of it for five and change at quite a few places

User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7785 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

Cheap. I saw one weekend at the grocery store about a year ago a 12 pack of PBR for $4.99. You can almost always pick up a 24 or 30 pack of the usual Bud, Miller, Coors stuff for 10.99 or thereabouts at the local quickie mart. MGD, Coors, High Life is semi-decent for cheap stuff. Better than Budweiser, but then what isn't?

The Canadian stuff is cheap by me. 12 packs of Molson or Labatt's bottles for 10 bucks. Reasonably cheap and the stuff is pretty drinkable.

But the biggest rule of cheap is cans > bottles. Though I suppose you could just buy by the keg and get volume savings. I couldn't imagine a keg of Natty Ice and a Costco sized box of 20oz plastic cups being all that expensive.



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User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5404 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

Rolling Rock or Yuengling (preferably Yuengling) for me!


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User currently offlineORDflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

Milwaukee's Best (still around??),
Yep, they're still alive and well, especially on college campuses. Milwaukee's Best and Keystone were always the cheap favorites at my school.


User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4683 posts, RR: 47
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

Lucky Lager....if not for the taste then the difficulty of figuring out the pictogram/rebus puzzle under the bottle-cap after consuming a few....


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User currently offline747buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

Miller High Life. Tastes way better from the bottle than can, IMHO.


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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1762 times:

My vote would go for Pabst or Old Milwaukee (is Old Mil still around?). Olympia wasn't bad years ago.

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineUSAirways737 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1026 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1753 times:

Old Milwaukee is also still around. My friend just gave me the rest of his so I'll have to give that a try. I also enjoy Milwaukee's Best Light for cheap beer. Natty Ice in kegs is tolerable too. For really, really dirt cheap, here in Wisconsin you can get a 30 pack of Mountain Creek which is 5.5%alc for only $7.99.

Erik in MSN


User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1750 times:

No way.. Coors or Bud. None of this Lite crap. Bud works with just about anything.. Coors goes better with spicy food and chinese.  Big thumbs up

Steve


User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1741 times:

pick up a 24 pack ($16.50) of the champaign of beers!! Good stuff

XJR



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1739 times:

Define cheap......

Cheap for me is under $7 a six pack, especially now that I'm on this higher gravity beer kick, where a cheap bottle is maybe $2.99 for a 8-10 oz. bottle.


Now I remember back at a place I used to work at, a bunch of us would sit in the parking lot after work and drink beer. Usually we'd all throw in a few bucks to whoever was going to be getting off first and have them pick up a couple of 12 packs of something like Natty Ice or Bud Ice. We had a couple of guys that would actually bring some classic cheap beers like Hamms and Schaefers. After a few of them, you don't notice the taste anyway. On occassion, I'd fill the cooler in my trunk with some beers, and that would get emptied quick, as I'd always had like a 12 pack of a microbrew or some sixes of like Guinness, Bass, or Newcastle. My buddies always liked it when I brought beer.


User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

ALL American beer is cr@p.

Just tastes like brown water unless you get the stuff that is brewed on license overseas, and even that isn't great.

I don't know how so many people manage to get p!$$ed on it. It's rubbish.

 Smile



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User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

ALL American beer is cr@p.

Just tastes like brown water unless you get the stuff that is brewed on license overseas, and even that isn't great.

I don't know how so many people manage to get p!$$ed on it. It's rubbish.


I won't mince words here: You don't know what the he!! you're talking about. Yep, flamebait...and deservedly so for such an uninformed bloke.


User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1712 times:

Oh, the answer to the question:

Yeungling lager. Out of eastern Pa. Fairly decent for around 5 clams a six and widely available about the eastern 3rd of the US.


User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

Keystone Light is by far the worst beer I've ever had. Keg beer has a cheaper per unit cost, but you generally have to finish those pretty quickly. The place we usually order from sells Bud Lite kegs for $70, Lone Star for $60.

User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7785 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

Yuengling is decent stuff. Though I do not particularly care for it, even though some people (mostly Penn State alums) swear by it. Any medium sized regional brewery puts out good quality stuff for not that much money.

Up here Saranac Brewery has a good line of beer. I think they have close to a dozen different varieties. Running about 5 bucks for a sixer of bottles.



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User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2574 posts, RR: 31
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1695 times:

Just bought a "36-bottle" box of good venezuelan beer Polar ICE por only USD 6.50. That's about 18 cents a bottle!

User currently offlineJetMechMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 380 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

"ALL American beer is cr@p."

I was waiting for this comment to be made. How many American Beers have you had? Do you have any idea how many Micro-brews there are in this country? Have you ever had Serria-Nevada Pale Ale? Since you want to make blanket statements based on you uneducated opinion, here are a few more.
There is not a Beer made in the UK that comes close to a German Beer. German Beer is superior in every way. BTW: the food in England is bland, your country does not know how to build a car that doesn't fall apart, unless it costs over $100,000. And everyone in your country is in serious need of dental work. Now did I leave anything out?



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User currently offlinePilottj From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

Ahhhh...Beer,
Well I try to avoid the cheap mass produced stuff and look for better stuff, preferably what is on sale. I guess if I had to choose, I would go with Labatt or Molson...if I was limited to canned American beer, I would probably just go for what was the rock bottom cheapest. At that point all I care about is getting drunk, not the taste. Go to Costco if you can, they have the best deals on beer that I have found. The one in Rohnert Park(North Bay Area) has cases of 24 of Sierra Nevada, Red Tail Ale, Lagunitas IPA and Anchorsteam I think(regional microbrews) though they change from month to month...all for about 20 bucks.

Cheers
TJ



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User currently offlineDoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3421 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

PBR (especaily when on tap) really isn't a bad swill'n beer. When I was underage I'd always ended up with Oly, but now that they don't make it in the orginal brewery, I'm over it.


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25 Dmeeky243 : Olympia, or Rainier are backyard staples round here. I grew up on those, PBR is alright, I'm not a huge fan, but hey, if its there, I'll drink it. I r
26 Post contains images OYRJA : Well, After tasted several cheap beers in the US. I must say I prefer the Blue Milwaukees Best. The red tastes pretty strange. And to talk about somet
27 Mdsh00 : ALL American beer is cr@p. Have you ever tasted Samuel Adams? Perhaps the best American "mainstream" beer in my opinion. Oh yes, microbrews rock.
28 Aerorobnz : Go do Belgium, germany or Czech republic if you want good beer, or cheap beer.
29 Post contains images Springbok747 : your country does not know how to build a car that doesn't fall apart, unless it costs over $100,000. LOL..HAHAHAAAAAAAAHAAA That really cracked me u
30 Gocaps16 : If you ever visit the country Malaysia, they sell Tiger beer for only $1 USD a can. It's nasty beer but heck, it has alcohol. When I visited Perth, Au
31 AsstChiefMark : Back in 1980, I'd buy a six-pack of generic beer for $1.39. It was in a white can with black block letters: BEER
32 DeltaGuy : Yuengling is probably one of my top draws for cheap, readily available beer...followed by Mich Ultra, Fosters, Miller Lite, then Bud Lite For really C
33 Post contains images Ltbewr : Old Milwaukee, Natural Light, Busch, PBR, are good cheaper beers. I recall my College days, back in the 1970's when could get Schmidts of Phildelphia,
34 Thecoz : Coors is biker piss. I drink bud light a lot.
35 Post contains images Clickhappy :
36 Ejmmsu : Nothing will ever compare to shiner, CBA, thats for sure.
37 Post contains images RockyRacoon : 30 pack ("cube") of Keystone Light ("stones") for $12, you can't beat it. It's our standard party beer.
38 Gocaps16 : Just bought a 12 pack of Yuengling Lager for $7.99. Pretty good stuff. Kevin
39 Post contains images OYRJA : 30 pack ("cube") of Keystone Light ("stones") for $12, you can't beat it. It's our standard party beer Sorry for laughing dude. But partying with ligh
40 Phxairfan : "Sorry for laughing dude. But partying with light beer??" Last couple times I partied with a non light beer, I ended up praying to the porcelain thron
41 Mdsh00 : Wow...I realized that I've never seen Busch being sold here in CA. Usually Pabst and Natural Ice is as low as it gets. I don't see many buying Natural
42 Santosdumont : The whole "American beer=crap" thing is about as valid as the hackneyed "French=wimps". A distinction must be made between US beers that are easily av
43 Srbmod : Many American beers are contract brewed outside of the US, where the beer is actually tailored to the local tastes. So Bud, MGD or Coors made for the
44 Iowaman : Busch Light is by far the majority sold around here.
45 Sabena332 : Rolling Rock or Yuengling (preferably Yuengling) for me! Are you kidding? Rolling Rock a cheap beer? It is one of the best US beers in my opinion, and
46 Whitehatter : I like the cheap canned Miller we get here (very nice ice cold) but Michelob Ultra is by far the nicest bottled beer I've tasted of late. Of course we
47 Post contains links and images Garnetpalmetto : Sabena - at the pub I tend to frequent here in Columbia, Delaney's, Rolling Rock is a mere $2.00/bottle. Bud, by comparison, is $2.75/bottle. I'd call
48 ORDflyer : Are you kidding? Rolling Rock a cheap beer? It is one of the best US beers in my opinion, and I think that it is not really cheap I thought the same t
49 Luisde8cd : That said, my favorite cheap beers have to be Antarctica (a pint of this Brazilian brew costs about US.50) and Polar from Venezuela. Polar rocks! Just
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