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Best Bang for Your Buck?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Hanzo, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Many others have already said Torpedo and I certainly concur. 11.99 for a 12 pack when on sale, 13.99 for 12 at most when it's not. At 7.2% a buck a bottle makes this a hell of a deal.
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  2. I cant wait til next year when we can add breakfast stout sixers to the list!
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  3. brys82

    brys82 Disciple (65) North Carolina Dec 18, 2012

    Pretty much everything Lagunitas brews is reasonably priced and high quality, in my opinion.
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  4. Stone IRS. $6! Fuck!
  5. Whenever I see posts like this I think of Arrogant Bastard. While everyone knows its a great beer, it's often forgotten since it's always on the shelf. Great beer at typically a great price. I did see Brooklyn Chocolate Stout mentioned. I saw this at Wegmans for $7.49 a 4 pack (as mentioned) That's just crazy....
  6. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Savant (310) Ohio Jan 15, 2010

    also add to that Brooklyn Monster Barleywine at the same price point
  7. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Champion (860) California Jan 31, 2005

    That used to be a serious go-to beer when we wanted to get groovy.
  8. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Champion (860) California Jan 31, 2005

    Sneaky Pete is pretty good for $8.50 a 4pk.
  9. Brunite

    Brunite Savant (430) Illinois Sep 21, 2009

    My list:

    Mission St APA (FirestoneWalker) at $ 1.00 a bottle.
    SA Boston Lager & Ofest at $ 1.00 a bottle
    Old Raspy & Brooklyn Black C @ $ 1.99 a bottle
    Any New Glarus sixer beer @ $ 1.28 a bottle
    The Germans already mentioned at under $3.00 a bottle
    Duchess de Bourgogne @ just under $ 4.00 a bottle
    And...St B Abt12 @ at just under $ 4.00 a bottle

    That list makes me happy.
  10. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Savant (475) Missouri Sep 14, 2011

    Case of SNPA @ Costco for $23.99.
  11. aasher

    aasher Champion (945) Indiana Jan 27, 2010

    Stone Cali-Belgique for $5.99 a bomber. It's BY FAR the best Belgian IPA I've ever seen.
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  12. Marti403

    Marti403 Advocate (520) Michigan Jul 23, 2011

    Right now, Kuhnhenn is pouring growlers of DRIPA for $17 which comes out to about 26ยข/ounce. Other than that, Hop Stoopid or Lagunitas Imperial Stout.
  13. 3SH33TS

    3SH33TS Savant (350) California Dec 21, 2010

    For ~ $9, I'll take a 4-pack of Ommegang Abbey Ale or a 6'r of Paulaner Salvator.
  14. BSW

    BSW Savant (250) California Jun 20, 2011

    Hop Rod Rye is usually only around $6 for a 4pk in Sonoma County (near the brewery).
  15. Picked up a 6er for 9.99 last night.
  16. The Mission St pales and IPA are excellent if you find them fresh and at 6.99 a 6er of FW beers I will take it.
  17. Perpetual. A sub- $40 case of beer that good? Yeah!
  18. BradtheGreat7

    BradtheGreat7 Savant (320) Ohio Jul 22, 2011

    Here at home in Kentucky/Ohio/WV tri state it's no doubt Great Lakes out of Cleveland. Edmund Fitzgerald is right at or less than $8 a six pack as are all of their year rounds. Dortmunder, Eliot ness are great lagers, burning river is one of the worlds best apas, commodore perry is a top 2-3 English style ipa. Their bigger beer seasonals like blackout stout, nosferatu, and lake Erie monster are a dollar or so more but in 4 packs and the rest of their seasonals are right at $7.99. GLBC here at home in terms of price and staying in the high quality standards can't be beat. Another would be Sierra Nevada and just about all of their beers run around $8 a six pack with seasonals like Bigfoot, and Narwhal both top shelf being around $10. Bombers including Estate and Northern Hemisphere are fantastic fresh hop IPAs at around $5 a bomber. Imported brews such as Brauerei Aying and Weihenstephan from Germany run cheap as well.
  19. I can get 6 packs of Anchor Steam for $6.29 so that is the go-to, always in stock in the fridge beer for my wife and I.
  20. A sixer of Anchor around here runs me $13. It would be my go to for $6.29
  21. Mountain Brew Ice. $2.99 a 6 pack, its not great, but it doesnt suck.


    If I were talking great beers, I'd say Old Rasputin Ive seen as low as $8 a 4 pack or Stone IRS Ive seen as low as $6 a bomber, both awesome.
  22. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Savant (350) Ohio Mar 19, 2012

    This! And at the planned $9.99 per sixer (same price as the 4), not sure how it can be beat!
  23. FFF Zombie Dust or Gumballhead $35 case = $1.46 a bottle
  24. $5 bottles of La Fin would end all discusions about what is the best bang according to the rules.I will be going to that liquor store immediately the nest stocking of La Fin and I live in New Jersey.
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  25. $2.50 in new jersey and even $2.99 is a great deal on a beer that is arguably one of the top 20 beers in the world
  26. BorisKarloff

    BorisKarloff Savant (325) Ohio Apr 29, 2013

    6 pack of Columbus IPA - terrific beer.
  27. cmoki

    cmoki Disciple (60) Illinois Feb 20, 2010

    Stone Arrogant Bastard. $4.99 for a bomber!!
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  28. genny cream ale, $14/30pk
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  29. Smuttynose IPA, $145 a keg.
  30. SpongeRuiner

    SpongeRuiner Savant (295) Michigan Nov 27, 2012

    Stone Smoked Porter $3.99 a bomber. Pretty much anything Stone.
  31. In Wisconsin its all a good deal:) I see people say things like Two Heated for 10-11 bucks a sixer is a good price and I think "wow that is terrible!, it is 8.50 here all the time"

    NG is 6.99 a 6 and 27.40 a case. There special release Thumbprints are always under $9 a 4 pack, which is crazy for stuff like Enigma.

    CW Barrel Beers are only 9.69 around me and anywhere from 10-14 anywhere else, which for a 4 pack of really good barrel beer is a steal.
  32. lic217

    lic217 Advocate (540) Connecticut Aug 10, 2010

    I just added another to my list, Long hammer ipa by Redhook. Its 11.99 regular and 10.99 on sale for a 12 pack. Really nice brew.
  33. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Savant (345) Michigan Sep 6, 2012

    Just bought a 24 pack of Sam Adams coastal wheat for $15, it was bottled six months ago and not anything i would normally get excited about, but for the price an awesome deal.
  34. *Foothills Hoppyum/Seeing Double, as low as 3.99/6.99
    *Parkway Get Bent IPA 8.99/6pk
    *Alewerks Grand Illumination
  35. I can get a mixed 6 of New Glarus for 7.99. For the quality, that's a buck banging deal!
  36. jzlyo

    jzlyo Savant (460) Iowa Mar 4, 2012

    Point Beyond the Pale for $5.99, the best Point ale and the cheapest good IPA I've ever found.
  37. RandyV

    RandyV Aficionado (245) Arizona Aug 8, 2010

    Stone Arrogant Bastard, $4.50 for a bomber is a regular go-to for me.
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  38. Nerd alert

    I actually calculate this for a subset of beers sold in Illinois. The idea is "Style Adjusted BA Score relative to price-per-12ish-ounces."

    Wouldn't apply universally (the sample I'm working with is very selective to start with). Here are some big style winners on my list"

    American Pale Ale: Three Floyds Zombie Dust (Highest score)
    Witbier: Allagash White (close second place)
    Marzen/Oktoberfest: Great Lakes Oktoberfest
    American Imperial IPA: Bell's Hopslam
    American IPA: Ballast Point Sculpin
    American Imperial Stout: Founders Breakfast Stout (and this is with the 4 packs!)
    American Porter: Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald
    Russian Imperial Stout: Firestone Walker Parabola
    Wee Heavy/Scotch Ale: Founders Backwoods Bastard
    American Amber/Red Ale: Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale
    American Barleywine: Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine
    Saison: Boulevard Saison Brett
    Czech Pilsener: Sam Adams Noble Pils

    Some of these surprised me but sometimes the beer's score is just so much higher than the style average that almost any price makes it a great deal on this measure.
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  39. Columbus IPA. $8.99 for a 6 pack is a great deal.
  40. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Champion (785) Indiana Aug 13, 2009

    Dark Horse's Scotty Karate

    90 BA Score
    $7.49 for a four pack (12oz)
    9.75% abv
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