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Best Valued Beers

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by LarryAppleton, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. LarryAppleton

    LarryAppleton Savant (360) Quebec (Canada) Dec 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    What beers do you find to be the best value i.e. BA rating over price? Not including beers youve bought on crazy sales, or buying directly from the brewer, just the average price. I'm guessing Heady Topper is the highest value, but what else is great and relatively inexpensive?
  2. jlenik

    jlenik Savant (480) New Jersey Jan 22, 2009

    Zywiec Porter
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  3. celebration IPA from SN.
    Tom_Gilman, ha-sheem, Falcone and 3 others like this.
  4. CityofBals

    CityofBals Savant (480) Illinois Sep 12, 2012

    Zombie dust at 24/$35 is pretty great.
  5. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,285) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    SN Ruthless Rye
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  6. ilikebeer03

    ilikebeer03 Savant (440) Texas Oct 17, 2012

    Deschutes Obsidian Stout and Black Butte Porter
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  7. Stone IPA, Lagunitas Maximus, & Old Rasputin are my main go to beers.
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  8. Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
  9. BeastLU

    BeastLU Advocate (595) Virginia Dec 20, 2012

    ST2X at 9.99 is a good deal IMO. Total wine sells all SN 12s for 12.99 around here which is real nice.
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  10. Resuin

    Resuin Poobah (1,120) Massachusetts Jun 18, 2012 Beer Trader

    Sierra Nevada PA, BF, Celebration, Torpedo are great value beers.
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  11. Whimpers

    Whimpers Advocate (680) New York Dec 17, 2010 Beer Trader

    Lagunitas Sucks 8.99 growler fill today...got two of em.
  12. BCBS, at any price
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  13. trevorjk

    trevorjk Savant (365) Netherlands Aug 28, 2009 Beer Trader

    Tyranena Brewers Gone Wild series. $10 for a 4pack.
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  14. New Belgium and Heavy Seas tend to be pretty well priced.
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  15. Pelican5

    Pelican5 Savant (375) California Feb 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    Stone Ris
  16. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Poobah (1,005) California Nov 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    ZD is good but not at that price point...wow, had no idea.

    Agree with all the SNBC picks, as well as Stone and Lagunitas' line-up.
  17. I hate BMCs.
    I don't like light lagers or pilsners.

    I need a beer I can drink regularly in between my special, more expensive indulgences.
    Anything under $1.35 a bottle.

  18. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Easy, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
  19. brewbetter

    brewbetter Savant (420) Nauru Jun 2, 2012

    Wow, there are so many threads asking this question these days...
  20. TypsiYpsi

    TypsiYpsi Savant (420) Michigan Jul 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    Stone IPA, Founders Dirty Bastard and Porter, and Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout.
  21. Wow so many, CW Barrel Beers $10-13 a 4 pack, all NG at $6.99/6, Lagunitas Maximus/Sucks 8.89/6, Old Rasputin 7.79/4 and well there are just so many out there if you look:)
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  22. Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, 4-pk @ $7.99.
  23. Up here in RI it's Long Trail Ale (or their Pale Ale) or Grey Sail Ale (or their pale ale too).

    Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada should have something in their lineup that fits your desires.
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  24. walterfredo

    walterfredo Savant (395) California Nov 22, 2011 Beer Trader

    $8.75/6er sounds like a smoking deal to me. I'd do that all day long if available in CA.
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  25. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Champion (845) Maryland Oct 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    Dominion Oak Barrel Stout.

    $7-9/6 pack, with more depth and balance than many imperial stouts.
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  26. Goldfishman

    Goldfishman Savant (445) Massachusetts Jan 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    Ipswich Oatmeal stout 8.99 a six pack great deal for a great beer .
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  27. HarrySTruman

    HarrySTruman Savant (265) Michigan May 16, 2012

    Torpedo for 7 bucks a 6er?
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  28. CityofBals

    CityofBals Savant (480) Illinois Sep 12, 2012

    For reference, Stella Artois is more expensive per oz than Zombie Dust. My guess is your a hater though, and that you can't get ZD regularly. So, enjoy your SNPA, cheerz!
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  29. Red Hook longhammer IPA
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  30. Dennoman

    Dennoman Advocate (525) Belgium Aug 20, 2011

    I hear Founders Imperial Stout is 9.99 for a 4-pack. If you CAN get it, yet HAVEN'T, you deserve severe punishment.

    Okay, a tad too expensive then. Still, amazing value for money.
  31. BeastLU

    BeastLU Advocate (595) Virginia Dec 20, 2012

    Agreed. Underrated IMO
  32. paulytasker

    paulytasker Advocate (575) New York May 16, 2012

    Just about all offerings from Great Lakes IMO.
  33. Bad_Trader

    Bad_Trader Initiate (0) Namibia Nov 8, 2012

    Their porter might be closer to the $1.35/bottle price tag... I'm not sure though.
  34. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Savant (295) Illinois Sep 19, 2012

    I just purchased my cheapest craft 6 pack yet.......


    All of their 6 packs are $8.59 around here! ! ! !

    Red Chair and Black Butte are both deliciouso!!
  35. paulytasker

    paulytasker Advocate (575) New York May 16, 2012

    Having experinced Ipswich Oatmeal Stout only twice(and finding it to be one of my favorite oatmeal stouts), i am completley bummed that it's not immedeatley available where i live. Now that i know what a 6 pk go's for i'm heartbroken.
  36. aasher

    aasher Poobah (1,270) Indiana Jan 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    How is ZD not good at THAT price? $8.75 per 6NR doesn't do it for you?
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  37. founders breakfast stout
    Founders Porter
    Sixpoint Resin
    Bells two hearted
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  38. Narraganset wins this contest, $5 for a 6er of tallboys. $18 for a case of 'em.
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  39. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012


    Also, black butte 8.99? Holy shit.
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  40. A Mayflower Porter sixer at under $10 is unreal.
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