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What is your "bargain beer"?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by bkov33, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. spoonhawk

    spoonhawk Savant (360) Iowa Dec 3, 2010

    If you are in Wisconsin the correct answer is almost always any 6-pack New Glarus beer
     
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  2. Thought it might be, but didn't realize they still had it that low. They did have Victory mix 12 packs for 10.99 last week though so not too surprising.
     
  3. SN Torpedo for me. I'm looking forward to their new Beer Camp release.
     
  4. dcook11

    dcook11 Savant (315) California May 13, 2010

    Pretty much anything from Oskar Blues. Dales Pale ale being the first coming to mind.
     
  5. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    natty ice
     
  6. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (835) California Nov 16, 2009

    FW Pale 31.
    NB Ranger
    Stone IPA

    Cheers!
     
  7. Yeah, them and Stone. $7 a pop here in PA for RIS with its ABV is a pretty good deal IMO (wow, that was a lot of abbreviating)
     
  8. no question lagunitas was the first thing that came to my mind. quality of the beer for what you're paying? tough to beat.
     
  9. elNopalero

    elNopalero Advocate (675) Texas Oct 14, 2009

    My cheap go-to:
    Real Ale Pale Ale, on sale sometimes for $6-7. Or Trader Joe's Mission St. Pale Ale, $6 for a sixer. Wish they'd keep it cold.
     
  10. Rack of 20 .5 Liter Monchambacher Lagerbier for 12 Euros.
     
  11. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Advocate (710) Illinois Apr 8, 2010

    New Glarus six packs - $7.99
    Hop Stoopid bombers - $3.99-$4.49
     
  12. The best Baltic Porter...Zywiec Porter at $2.19/0.5L, NYC's best kept secret.
     
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  13. jivex5k

    jivex5k Advocate (650) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    Pike XXX Stout - 4.99 bombers
    Delicious!
     
  14. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    Lakefront IPA
    All are $9.99 a sixer. And SN is sometimes on special in the supermarket @ $15.99 a 12 pack.

    Ever since I officially designated beer as my hobby, I've been more vigilant in seeking out the best prices for stocking up. If I see something I like for a good price, I'll buy it regardless of whether I'm specifically looking for it that day. And of course, I check dates when something gets reduced. More often than I care to admit the reason the price is reduced is because it's near or past the "good by" date.
     
  15. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) California Dec 29, 2008

    I have a couple. I can usually get any SN sixer for $7.99, Hop Czar is $6.99 and if I need a case, I go for Full Sail Session. 12 11oz bottles for $9.99.
     
  16. Torpedo. There is no beer, in my opinion, that has a wider gap between quality and price.
     
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  17. Handle

    Handle Savant (395) North Carolina Mar 16, 2009

    Here in Charlotte, we'll sometimes see Sierra Nevada 12-packs for $12.99. I'll have to agree with Torpedo. I drink a lot of it, and also had a lot of Ruthless Rye earlier this year. When winter comes around, Celebration will work its way into the rotation.
     
  18. 12 packs of Torpedo are a mainstay at $13.99. As are 6'ers of Santa Fe Brewing's Imperial Java Stout at $6.99.
     
  19. patto1ro

    patto1ro Advocate (500) Netherlands Apr 26, 2004

    Amstel Bok. Usually under 50 euro cents for 30 cl.
     
  20. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (625) Illinois Jan 7, 2011

    Anything in a 6pack from New Glarus. Usually $7-8 and that's a hell of a price for spotted cow, moon man, or when it's in season Hop hearty

    Edit: Spoonhawk knows whats good ;) didn't read the other posts before posting
     
  21. gory4d

    gory4d Advocate (505) New York Apr 14, 2007

    Narragansett Summer Ale - $7.50 for a six-pack of tallboys.
     
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  22. case of sly fox cans of pils, lager, weisse or pale ale for $22.
     
  23. YES!

    Sly Fox is a great cheap option. Even their Tripel sells for 30-40% less than comparable quality Tripels.
     
  24. Zhiguli

    Zhiguli Savant (270) California Jul 12, 2012

    for me it's Deschuttes

    Mirror Pond
    Inversion IPA
    Obsidian Stout
    whatever Porter

    for some reason, while all the shops sell it for 8,9,10 bucks, the really expensive liquor store right on my block has always had them for 5.99 for sixers. So that's been me.
     
  25. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Savant (320) Ohio Mar 10, 2008

    Going away to the family cottage this week so I'm packing inexpensive beer to drink on the lake. Stocking up on canned SNPA and PBR.
     
  26. fatske

    fatske Initiate (0) Pennsylvania Jun 5, 2009

    Close outs at Bell Beverage in S.Philly is always a safe bet.Just gotta case of Fort Collins KIDD Lager for 20 bux, pretty tasty.
     
  27. Believe it or not... PBR tall boys at $4.99/6! It's really not half bad as far as really shitty beer goes... Zyweic Porter and Boss Porter @ $2.49/bottle... Brooklyn BCS and Monster @ $7.99/4-pack... Can't do better than that!!!
     
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  28. Geno78

    Geno78 Aficionado (215) Ohio Apr 1, 2010

    Columbus IPA, 8-9 a six pack. When it's is season, SN Celebration 12 packs.
     
  29. BobCS

    BobCS Aficionado (235) New York Sep 15, 2006

    Saranac Pale Ale - fabulous value
     
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  30. nicnut45

    nicnut45 Savant (290) Illinois Jan 6, 2007

    They sell Stone at your Costco! Costco suprises me sometimes with what they have to offer. We get Two Brothers at my local Costco. 23.99 a case which is a steal.
     
  31. ElPolaco

    ElPolaco Aspirant (45) Florida Aug 23, 2010

    My go-to has to be Yuengling. Living in the Tampa area, you can get 24 packs for as low as $16.99. You can't beat that price point for the quality (even if it is Macro-ish). I agree with Lagunitas bombers and also a great bargain in Tampa is Cigar City's Maduro Brown. I regularly see sixers for $6.99-7.99.
     
  32. jgurley

    jgurley Aficionado (210) Florida Feb 4, 2009

    Bargain for a craft? My all around favorite beer, Arrogant Bastard, $4.99 a bomber. My local Wine World had Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen for $1.79, but they ran out. Beach beer bargain? PBR pounder 4pk, $2.99.
     
  33. bwmichaud

    bwmichaud Aficionado (160) Vermont Nov 16, 2006

    5 gallon keg of Hill Farmstead Edward for $90
     
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  34. CenCalMario

    CenCalMario Savant (290) California Jan 12, 2009

    Trader Joes Mission St beers... $5/sixer.
     
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  35. Zhiguli

    Zhiguli Savant (270) California Jul 12, 2012

    why did i think you guys only drank good beers?
     
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  36. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Now I know why the Torpedo 12-pack shelf is empty half the time! Bastards!

    $15.99 here in Austin... goes down to $12.99 at least once a month. 6-ers can be $7.99 or $6.99 on sale.

    Hell, even Target has Torpedo!

    If I don't get Torpedo, St. Arnold 6-packs are usually $6.99-$7.99. Good stuff there.

    They have Stone at Costco @ $28 for a case? Shit. I'm gonna have to see if Sam's Club has a similar deal.
     
  37. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I drink all beer. Sometimes it's a $25 bottle of Brooklyn Black Ops that's been gracefully aged. Sometimes it's a $5 6-pack of Lone Star tall-boys. I'm a beer omnivore. :D
     
  38. Zhiguli

    Zhiguli Savant (270) California Jul 12, 2012

    i actually do too.. beer is just beer sometimes.. other times it's more than beer.
     
  39. Lately - $13 -$15 mixed 12 packs of Widmer. 9 bottles of Rotator IPA, drifter pale ale, and citra summer is worth the price alone - the hefeweizen is a good thirst quencher with a little slice of lemon (or throwaway beer to give to the wife or guests). Sub $9 six packs too (which is rare for craft beer in my area).

    You can usually find some store in the area running a $13 Sierra Nevada 12 pack special - and $15 regular price isn't bad either.

    Victory 12 packs have been on sale at my local store this summer for about $14. A great deal - especially if you like Golden Monkey (I just suck them back for the buzz).

    Ipswich Oatmeal Stout - still can find some stores selling six packs for $9 or less.

    For summer time lager drinking - St. Pauli girl for about $12 /12 pack or Pilsner Urquell for a couple bucks more - depends on which is fresher.

    And Helios is still a bargain...
     
  40. cg123

    cg123 Aficionado (160) Ohio Feb 27, 2012

    Yep, except they at $7 in OH. That or 6 packs of Genny Ice tallboys for $3.49 + tax. For that price it's a crime not to buy them.
     

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