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What is your "bargain beer"?

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

  1. Smuttynose IPA & seasonals. Usually on sale once/month at a grocery store chain in NH for $10.99 per 12 pack (once in a blue moon will go for $9.99) - quite a deal for someone in MA who's used to some of the highest beer prices in the US.
  2. FTowne

    FTowne Initiate (0) Missouri Jan 27, 2012

    Schlafly and Boulevard 6 packs. Usually on sale for under $7.00 a sixer.
  3. ggfunk

    ggfunk Savant (300) Oregon Mar 29, 2010

    Hop Stoopid. It would be my favorite DIPA...if I'd never popped a Heady
  4. allouez86

    allouez86 Savant (405) Wisconsin Jan 24, 2009

    Sierra Nevada Tumbler and Celebration, I haven't read the entire thread so I'm sure these have been mentioned but I love these beers.
  5. davey101

    davey101 Champion (860) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009 Beer Trader

    For weekends: 6 pack of 'gansett tallboys for $4.99
    When I'm not trying to wake up in weird places: SNPA ($8) or a Berkshire Brewing Bomber ($3-4)
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  6. JimDH

    JimDH Aficionado (235) Kentucky Feb 7, 2011

    Stopped at the Columbus Brewing Company with a couple of friends while traveling I-71 this spring. That's a standout IPA. (Looking forward to the Celebration release too).
  7. FTowne

    FTowne Initiate (0) Missouri Jan 27, 2012

    I've waken up in my neighbors front yard once. The last thing I remember drinking that night was a Steel Reserve.
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  8. Anchor Steam - $6.49 for a 6 pack.
  9. TheBeerSnob

    TheBeerSnob Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012

    Leffe Brune. Fantastic beer, 8 bucks a 6er, 6.5% abv, don't get better than that
  10. semibaked

    semibaked Champion (830) Kentucky Mar 27, 2007

    Anchor Steam is $10.99 a 6 pack here.

    My go to is always SNPA, $8.99 a 6 pack.
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  11. fortsambo

    fortsambo Savant (325) Colorado Feb 14, 2011 Beer Trader

    Any non-BA, non-limited 6-er that tastes like awesomeness... Which is a shit ton of beer out there
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  12. When feeling thrifty I usually reach for Berkshire Brewing Company. At only $4/bomber they are probably the best value in Eastern MA.
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  13. Lately it's been Founders six packs for $7.99, but normally Sierra Nevada is the ticket.
  14. davey101

    davey101 Champion (860) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009 Beer Trader

    There is one random hick BMC heavy store in my town in Northeastern CT that sells bombers for less that I paid when I lived within a half hour of the brewery. They charge like $3.19 or something for all their regulars. I think I'm the only one buying it :p
  15. JimKal

    JimKal Savant (390) North Carolina Jul 31, 2011

    I had one for the first time last night in their mixed sixes offering. I was interested in trying an English style Pale Ale. At first, I found the taste a little different than I expected, but it quickly grew on me. I will look for this one again as a stand alone.
  16. nc41

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

    SNPA for 12-13 bucks a twelve pack. I don't buy it much at all, but it's the best bargain beer out there for the money.
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  17. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (620) California Dec 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Wookey Jack: Bomber
    Old Rasputin: 4 pack
    Kern River Just Outstanding IPA: Bomber
  18. powpig2002

    powpig2002 Savant (400) Florida Jan 26, 2012

    sntorpedo at b21 10.99 a 12 pack
  19. mattsander

    mattsander Savant (475) Alberta (Canada) Feb 3, 2010 Beer Trader

    6pk of La Fin du Monde for $12.99.
  20. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Advocate (590) Pennsylvania Jun 24, 2012 Beer Trader

    Abita usually runs a little cheaper than other craft brewers, and I think Jockamo is fantastic, but I'm apparently in the minority.
  21. Sierra Nevada Torpedo or Stout
  22. Sixer of Bear Republic Racer 5 $7.99
    Sixer of Ballest Point Big Eye $7.99
  23. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Advocate (510) Missouri Sep 14, 2011

    SNPA case for $23.99 at Costco
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  24. JohnQ

    JohnQ Aficionado (125) California Jul 7, 2012

    Honestly wasn't a big fan of SN.Didn't like the Rye IPA too much.Torpedo is ok.ALthough had it recently and not too bad.But Hoptimum at $9.99 a 4 pak is good.Hop Stoopid at $4.50 a bomber good too.My local BelAir usually has both and had Stoopid on special for 2/$7.

    When I go slummin'.How about some Foster "special" lager in the oilcan for $2.50 ? Formerly Foster's Bitter.Wonder why they changed the name?
  25. phisigben

    phisigben Savant (435) Kentucky Jan 8, 2009 Beer Trader

    Zombie Dust $8.75
    and Torpedo for $7.99
  26. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (810) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    In the US market (though still back when it was still brewed in Canada by Molson, before moving to Miller breweries in the US IIRC), didn't the Foster's Bitter become Foster's Premium Ale? (Both were green-labeled, at least).


    I'd imagine the change was made for the US market because the word "bitter" is not a macro-drinker-friendly term.
  27. terrapinfan88

    terrapinfan88 Savant (320) Virginia Nov 15, 2009

    Butternuts! 7.99 a six or the variety pack for 12 and change
  28. JohnQ

    JohnQ Aficionado (125) California Jul 7, 2012

    I was being a tad bit facetious.I was pretty sure someone here would get it.People errrrrr Americans don't like "bitter beer".As far as I knew or thought they were the same beer in a different can.
  29. azorie

    azorie Champion (770) Florida Mar 18, 2006

    lots cheaper by the case, if you can get through.....

    I stick to BM, and SNPA, or brew my own.;)
  30. creez

    creez Savant (260) California Mar 9, 2012

    ^this (can't beat budget priced Firestone Walker!), and local norcal stuff: SNPA cans, Drake's 1500 & anything from Lost Coast
  31. Keffa

    Keffa Advocate (625) Ohio Jan 8, 2009 Beer Trader

    Columbus IPA for 8.99.
  32. JohnQ

    JohnQ Aficionado (125) California Jul 7, 2012

    Damn it's been a while since I've had a Loast Coast anything.I had something awhile back that was damn good.Can't remember what it was although it was probably in the IPA genre.
  33. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

  34. Highbrow

    Highbrow Advocate (665) California Jan 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    maybe not the cheapest but. . . i'd have to say both Black Butte & Obsidian, it's been more than 6 months now but i picked up a couple of cases of each for (with taxes & fees) $28 each out the door.
  35. MarkF150

    MarkF150 Savant (420) Massachusetts Feb 9, 2009 Beer Trader

    I like Boulevard Single Wide IPA. $9 for a six pack and delicious.
  36. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (625) Ohio Jul 4, 2008

    My go to bargain that as a sessioner I have had on hand for quite sometime has been Genesee Cream Ale. As well as Genny's Heritage Packs when I can find them...
  37. pitweasel

    pitweasel Advocate (550) New York Jun 11, 2007

    That's the six pack price here. Fuuuuuuuuuuuck you PA. Another reason to move in 2013!

    For me: Genny Bock (seasonally), or the Heritage Packs. World class beer? Nope. But for about $16-18 for a case, it's cheaper than Yuengling, helps me feel a little more connected to home, and tastes good on grill nights.
  38. nc41

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

    Originally coming from PA I can say the taxes are a killer. My Dad still lives there but drives to NJ to buy his beer, it's a short drive but he saves at least 3-4 bucks a case and buys two at a time.
  39. pitweasel

    pitweasel Advocate (550) New York Jun 11, 2007

    $18 for a sixer of something from Sam Adams is a bargain? That must be one hell of a beer.
  40. GoGators

    GoGators Champion (875) New Jersey Aug 5, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Raging Bitch $8.99 a 6 pack here in NJ