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What cheap beer is in your fridge?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Mediczod, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Does anyone keep "cheap" beer in your fridge for people who don't appreciate good beer? I have a few family members and friends who stop in from time to time that absolutely have no appreciation for good beer. Bud Light and Coors is about the extent of their beer drinking. I don't mind sharing my beer with anyone, but on the other hand, I hate wasting it on people that won't appreciate it when I could be offering them something else. I usually keep a few Anchor Steam in my fridge for these folks. Anyone else do anything similar?
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  2. Usually if non-beer people come over I have Naragansett around. Even better is when I can find Bitburger. I love that stuff and my macro friends dig it too.
  3. wvsabbath

    wvsabbath Advocate (580) West Virginia Apr 29, 2010 Beer Trader

    Great lakes or lagunitas cheapest you'll find in my fridge, bring your own if that isnt to your liking.
  4. MPLSbrewer

    MPLSbrewer Savant (315) Minnesota Dec 7, 2010 Beer Trader

    summit epa always
  5. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Advocate (635) New Jersey Mar 6, 2008 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Unless i know someone is coming over no.
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  6. There are the occasional PBRs but after my new job and being the beverage director for a small restaurant, I have begun to purchase a case a month of craft beer cans and bottles to keep in the fridge for friends. right now the cans are...
    Trout Slayer
    Boont Amber
  7. kingofhop

    kingofhop Advocate (565) Oklahoma May 9, 2010

    The High Life in my fridge is for ME! Actually, I'd rather turn my friends on to the craft beers I have. Usually let 'em sample around 2 oz first.
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  8. Dennoman

    Dennoman Advocate (525) Belgium Aug 20, 2011

    I've given up serving people craft if they don't show explicit interest in it, I am so done trying to convert anyone.

    All of the "special" stuff I keep at cellar temp anyways, but I have some Brugse Zot (a Belgian blonde) in my fridge at all times if people just want a beer. I won 8 cases of the stuff last March and still have 4 left, so they better hurry if they want it fresh.
  9. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (450) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    Southern Star Blonde Bombshell, its even in a blue can.
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  10. RichD

    RichD Poobah (1,020) Rhode Island Mar 18, 2012 Beer Trader

    No way. If they want cheap beer then they can get it themselves. And if they drink cheap beer, they're not getting mine because I buy good, expensive beer.
  11. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) New York Dec 15, 2006

    Anchor Steam is expensive around here (Long Island).

    I usually have this on hand for my non craft beer drinking friends and family...

    $18 a case and I'll drink it whenever I'm just in the mood for "a beer".​
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  12. Strohs but that's for my wife and I. My friends that drink cheap beer turn their noses up when offered one.
  13. zsk

    zsk Aficionado (220) Ohio Jan 13, 2006

    I usually have Genessee Cream Ale!
  14. Samuel Adam's Cream Stout and Winter Lager, that is as cheap as it gets for me.
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  15. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (555) New York Mar 7, 2010

    Only beer in my fridge now is for me and it just happens to be Narragansett Lager, a cheap one.
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  16. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Champion (800) Arkansas Sep 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Home Brew is the cheapest I got , last IPA I made came it at 7.5% and cost me about 2.00 a 6 pack to make
  17. divineaudio

    divineaudio Savant (410) Michigan Dec 7, 2009

    I don't think I know anyone who doesn't appreciate at least a Blue Moon, Boston Lager, or Guinness.

    Edit, my old roommate was a generally a Miller Highlife guy, though his favorite beer is Duvel.
  18. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (415) New York Jul 16, 2011

    nah. I just offer them something else... whiskey and coke anyone? I don't buy anything I wouldn't consume...because you know I'd be stuck w/ it after the party!
  19. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (415) New York Jul 16, 2011

    zywiec = I have a polish husband.
  20. PaulUH

    PaulUH Savant (265) Texas Aug 14, 2012

    Coors for the wifes michelada
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  21. HoodooOperator

    HoodooOperator Savant (275) Texas Sep 27, 2012

    Usually just Shiner

  22. macster

    macster Savant (340) Florida Dec 16, 2003

    The TW here in Jax sells the regular line of Sierra Nevada for $6.99. Not a "cheap" beer by any means quality-wise, but ya can't beat that price. Keep plenty of flavors in the beer fridge!
  23. mattafett

    mattafett Savant (485) Iowa Mar 9, 2009

    Bud Light. Leftover from an all night bachelor party/bbq. You can't drink a good ipa all night and last.
  24. jrbchef

    jrbchef Savant (275) Connecticut Feb 24, 2011

    No. If it is in my fridge it's something I enjoy weather it's Ommegang or Genny Cream ale.
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  25. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Advocate (515) Ohio Feb 14, 2010 Beer Trader

    bud light lime. just a refreshing beer.
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  26. Heineken Light, flavor without calories
  27. jhartley

    jhartley Poobah (1,330) Florida Aug 22, 2010 Beer Trader

    I don't buy "cheap beer" for those who don't like what I have, they know to bring their own, which is why there's a can of Coors Extra Gold in my fridge right now from Christmas time. And there it will stay until someone else drinks it; most likely the own who brought it here.
  28. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    I tried to buy cheap beer once for a BBQ. I ended up confused and bought nothing. Well, I bought some Bell's, but no one would drink it. Oh, darn.:D
  29. mrpking

    mrpking Disciple (50) California Jul 4, 2011

    Moosehead in the Fall/Winter...Tecate OR Modelo Especial in the Spring/Summer...
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  30. sloany

    sloany Aficionado (125) Minnesota Jan 13, 2013

    Leinies for the lean weeks.
  31. ruuustin

    ruuustin Zealot (85) Tennessee Jan 24, 2011 Beer Trader

    Sam Adams or something local.
  32. Beerdudenumberone

    Beerdudenumberone Advocate (500) Indiana Dec 9, 2012 Beer Trader

  33. ThatCracker

    ThatCracker Savant (405) Virginia Nov 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - $13/12 pack and a damn decent beer
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  34. nothing overly cheap, i know back in the day my mom used to keep a 40 of pbr to cook hotdogs with :D.
  35. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (655) Texas Nov 27, 2011 Beer Trader

    Rahr & Sons Ugly Pug. But its not just for visitors - I drink it myself when I just want a beer and dont want anything complex.
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  36. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    Narragansett Cream Ale
    Long Trail Double Bag
    Shed IPA
    SN Stout
    Southern Tier Old Man
    Wolavers Alta Gracia Coffee Porter
  37. nc41

    nc41 Champion (855) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Beer Trader

    Cheap? Usually a Light beer of some type, but right now the cheapest beer in my fridge is BCBS, because it's the only beer in my fridge. Waiting on Jai Alai to come to the door so I don't want to buy any more beer right now.
  38. Steve_Oldrati

    Steve_Oldrati Advocate (635) Pennsylvania Nov 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Being a college kid, we'll usually have a case of PBR in the fridge, but that's more for drinking games; ain't nobody touching my real beer but me.
  39. I can usually get away with having Sam Adams or blue moon. Otherwise they tend to bring their own.
  40. Miller lite, corona light, Sam Adams variety pack. Have a separate frigid for the "low Enders" :)