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What is your "bargain beer"?

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

  1. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    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 Member

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

    ggfunk Member

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

    allouez86 Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    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 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    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 Member

    Location:
    Kentucky
    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 Member

    Location:
    Missouri
    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. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Member

    Location:
    California
    Anchor Steam - $6.49 for a 6 pack.
  9. TheBeerSnob

    TheBeerSnob Member

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

    semibaked Member

    Location:
    Kentucky
    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 Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    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. PatBrad

    PatBrad Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    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. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Lately it's been Founders six packs for $7.99, but normally Sierra Nevada is the ticket.
  14. davey101

    davey101 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    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 Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    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 Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    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 Member

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

    powpig2002 Member

    Location:
    Florida
    sntorpedo at b21 10.99 a 12 pack
  19. mattsander

    mattsander Member

    Location:
    Alberta (Canada)
    6pk of La Fin du Monde for $12.99.
  20. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Abita usually runs a little cheaper than other craft brewers, and I think Jockamo is fantastic, but I'm apparently in the minority.
  21. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Sierra Nevada Torpedo or Stout
  22. sofisdad

    sofisdad Member

    Location:
    California
    Sixer of Bear Republic Racer 5 $7.99
    Sixer of Ballest Point Big Eye $7.99
  23. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Member

    Location:
    Missouri
    SNPA case for $23.99 at Costco
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  24. JohnQ

    JohnQ Member

    Location:
    California
    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 Member

    Location:
    Kentucky
    Zombie Dust $8.75
    and Torpedo for $7.99
  26. jesskidden

    jesskidden Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    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).

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    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 Member

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

    JohnQ Member

    Location:
    California
    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 Member

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

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

    creez Member

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

    Keffa Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Columbus IPA for 8.99.
  32. JohnQ

    JohnQ Member

    Location:
    California
    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 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
  34. Highbrow

    Highbrow Member

    Location:
    California
    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 Member

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

    Blueribbon666 Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    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 Member

    Location:
    New York
    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 Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    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 Member

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

    GoGators Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Raging Bitch $8.99 a 6 pack here in NJ

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