Best value priced beers

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Macfoshizzle, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Macfoshizzle

    Macfoshizzle Initiate (45) Jul 14, 2015 California

    We all know beers can be expensive. Sometimes I don't want to spend $20 on a 4pack. What are some beers that are good for price value?
     
  2. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,522) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    Hamms seems to be the best value AAL that alot of people that like AALs like or at least can tolerate. Runs $10.99-$13.99 for a 30 pack which is far below BMC pricing but about as good IMO.

    As far as buzz/quality/value combo, alot of people swear by Old Chub if you like Wee Heavy style. Can find them in the $8.99-$11.99 zone for a 6er and its higher ABV makes it quite worth of the price. Find other wee heavies and they are almost always significantly more expensive.
     
  3. woodchipper

    woodchipper Meyvn (1,103) Oct 25, 2005 Connecticut
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  4. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,591) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    I hear a lot of good things about Hamms, been meaning to try it myself.
    Personally, I like a good High Life now and again as my cheap beer.
     
  5. Doma

    Doma Initiate (33) May 19, 2019 California

    Pizza Port everything. $11.99 for a 6-pack of 16oz Swami's in my area.
     
  6. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,743) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    What styles do you like?
     
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  7. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (1,885) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    Good value is subjective, of course :wink:

    Sierra Nevada, Allagash, Bells, Lagunitas, Deschutes.

    Before I moved out of CA, Modern Times was pretty affordable as was The Strand (if you're in the LA area).
     
  8. Amendm

    Amendm Zealot (583) Jun 7, 2018 Rhode Island
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    Lagunitas; lower prices, higher than average ABVs, wide selection and accessible. Some are a little boozy, some are really enjoyable.
     
  9. NextBestThing

    NextBestThing Aspirant (212) Apr 5, 2008 New York

    Zombie Dust fresh and cheap as hell from the brewery is not beatable.
     
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  10. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,836) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I can't get into your head so I reckon it's up to you to decide what best value beers are. Shrugs.
     
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  11. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Aspirant (225) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    Would definitely second both Sierra Nevada and Deschutes

    We get four packs of Paulaner hefe and Munich Gold pint cans here that go for $6.99. Those have been a go to for me lately
     
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  12. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,274) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    The Waldos'.
    /thread
     
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  13. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,836) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Veltins Pils 4packs of 16 ounce cans under $7.
     
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  14. sulldaddy

    sulldaddy Poo-Bah (3,483) Apr 6, 2003 Connecticut
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    Almost everything Jacks Abbey makes. Ive gotten 6pack of 16oz cans for 10.99 of a rauchbier. house lager same format 9.99. excellent brews and value
     
  15. Giantspace

    Giantspace Crusader (721) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    My go to is hamns $13 for 30 it High Life $15 a case in bottles.

    Arrogant Bastard is $10.99 a six for 16oz plus I get $1 off coupons. When I’m in Delaware I grab a case for $39.96 out the door.

    Those are the only always available deals for me. I do get lots of good deals at my beer guy but it’s hit and miss.

    Enjoy
     
  16. AWA

    AWA Aspirant (259) Jul 22, 2014 California

    Mickeys. Totally. OK, probably not, I'm just feeling nostalgic. Sierra Nevada Torpedo. I can usually pick it up for 11.99-12.99 a 12 pack. I seriously challenge anyone to beat that.
     
  17. Kb024

    Kb024 Initiate (123) Jun 11, 2015 California
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    Where at? Same price for Pale Ale?
     
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  18. AWA

    AWA Aspirant (259) Jul 22, 2014 California

    Yep. Lucky puts it on sale about every other week. Some Rite Aids also. Kinda hate going to either place, but what the hell.
     
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  19. meefmoff

    meefmoff Devotee (418) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Benediktiner's Oktoberfest for $6.99 a 4 pack (16 oz) is easily the best value I've seen in the Boston area in years. It would still be among my favorites of the year even if it was $5 more.
     
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  20. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (1,700) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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  21. Warwick7

    Warwick7 Initiate (64) May 25, 2019 Maryland
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    Genesee Cream Ale 13.99 for a 30 pack. Maltier, taste less adjunct and not as sweet as AALs for me.
     
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  22. Mindcrime1000

    Mindcrime1000 Champion (831) Apr 30, 2016 South Dakota
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    As a proud native Iowan I will throw down in defense of the beloved Busch Light. (If you don't get it, there are plenty of YouTube videos making fun of Iowa folk and their affinity for that particular brew--although that was my "go to" economy beer back in the day).

    For other true-economy AAL's, I second the Hamm's declaration. Also, Grain Belt premium--can be ten bucks a dozen.

    For "craft" or a reasonable approximation thereof...

    North Coast Old Rasputin remains a solid value bet (almost always less than $10 for a four-pack) for an iconic, high-ABV brew.

    Dale's Pale Ale. Usually about eight bucks a sixer here.
     
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  23. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Devotee (430) Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin

    Two Hearted 12-Pack for $15.99. It's style defining, craft beer entry for many like SN Pale Ale, and just SOOOOOOOooooooooo DAMN GOOD!!!!!!!!
     
  24. Beer_Stan

    Beer_Stan Initiate (121) Mar 15, 2014 California
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    Lagunitas, Pizza Port and North Coast, not sure how they do it, but I'm glad they do. Not only price but variety of style and size too.
     
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  25. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,307) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    My answer would be different if I lived elsewhere but around here the title goes to Hamms.
     
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  26. Macfoshizzle

    Macfoshizzle Initiate (45) Jul 14, 2015 California

    I pretty much like every single types of beer. Though I usually drink more ipa.
     
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  27. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Savant (920) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    SNPA at $8:99 or $9:99 is the best value in beer. IMHO
     
  28. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Devotee (430) Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin

    I've NEVER found cheap and 3 Floyds belong together in the same sentence. In fact, being a homebrewer has granted me "some" insight regarding material cost; I would conclude the opposite.
     
  29. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Devotee (430) Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin

    Very much agree! Torpedo would be second on the list for me next to Two Hearted. Only as a matter of slight personal preference.
     
  30. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (308) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    Stone Fear Movie Lions 6/pk of 16 oz cans @ $13.99
    All Day 15/pk 12 oz cans @ $15.99
    Centennial IPA 15/pk 12 oz cans @ $15.99
     
  31. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,155) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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  32. puck1225

    puck1225 Poo-Bah (2,377) Aug 14, 2015 Texas
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    Orval. For roughly the same price as a pint of local craft beer, it is fairly easy to get one of the best beers in the world - an excellent value!
     
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  33. NextBestThing

    NextBestThing Aspirant (212) Apr 5, 2008 New York

    It's $40 a case at the brewery.
     
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  34. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,942) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Hamms is like $12-13 a case at Walmart, if you like AALs you can’t beat that one.
     
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  35. hottenot

    hottenot Aspirant (240) Aug 13, 2018 North Carolina
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    Easy! Michelob amber bock. OK it's a little bit not a true bock. But $13 a 12er at Food Lion and you have a malty, slightly caramel, not too bitter at all. A true American classic!
     
  36. hottenot

    hottenot Aspirant (240) Aug 13, 2018 North Carolina
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  37. Dwood1466

    Dwood1466 Initiate (77) Feb 3, 2017 Texas
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    Sierra Nevada is tough to beat in terms of quality and price. I sure do love Oskar Blues beers for the money... 6 packs are usually 7.99-9.99. One of the more consistent breweries in the country in my opinion.
     
  38. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,650) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Hell to the yeah on that one! We even pay $1 less, fwiw.

    Also in that price range ($5-6) is the Benediktiner Hell, Kostritzer Schwartzbier and DAB, all very solid beers.
     
  39. meefmoff

    meefmoff Devotee (418) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I've seen the Helles here so that's definitely next on my list. Not sure of the others around here. Is DAB made by them? I didn't realize it was the same brewery. I know I've seen that one before but can't recall if I've done so recently.
     
  40. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,650) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    No, the Benediktiner comes from the same brewery as the Ettaler beers; DAB and Kostritzer are from separate breweries.

    But I'm assuming that all those beers (and a few others like Bittburger) all come from the same importer just because they're packaged and priced similarly.

    ETA: in talking with my local beer guy it seems that the Benediktiner Festbier was an unexpected hit; around here, at least. He only got in 3 cases initially and was unsure if he'd be able to get any more, and it's only mid-September. It would seem that they totally nailed the quality/price ration on that one.
     
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