Best Valued Beers

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  1. LarryAppleton

    LarryAppleton Initiate (169) Dec 1, 2012 Quebec (Canada)
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    What beers do you find to be the best value i.e. BA rating over price? Not including beers youve bought on crazy sales, or buying directly from the brewer, just the average price. I'm guessing Heady Topper is the highest value, but what else is great and relatively inexpensive?
  2. jlenik

    jlenik Disciple (374) Jan 22, 2009 New Jersey
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    Zywiec Porter
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  3. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

    celebration IPA from SN.
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  4. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    Zombie dust at 24/$35 is pretty great.
  5. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,673) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    SN Ruthless Rye
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  6. ilikebeer03

    ilikebeer03 Champion (856) Oct 17, 2012 Texas

    Deschutes Obsidian Stout and Black Butte Porter
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  7. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    Stone IPA, Lagunitas Maximus, & Old Rasputin are my main go to beers.
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  8. RockeeRaccoon

    RockeeRaccoon Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2013 Minnesota

    Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
  9. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    ST2X at 9.99 is a good deal IMO. Total wine sells all SN 12s for 12.99 around here which is real nice.
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  10. Resuin

    Resuin Meyvn (1,293) Jun 18, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Sierra Nevada PA, BF, Celebration, Torpedo are great value beers.
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  11. Whimpers

    Whimpers Disciple (392) Dec 17, 2010 New York
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    Lagunitas Sucks 8.99 growler fill two of em.
  12. mrhartounian

    mrhartounian Aspirant (206) Nov 23, 2009 Massachusetts

    BCBS, at any price
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  13. trevorjk

    trevorjk Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 Netherlands
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    Tyranena Brewers Gone Wild series. $10 for a 4pack.
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  14. SToneyBrew

    SToneyBrew Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2009 Virginia

    New Belgium and Heavy Seas tend to be pretty well priced.
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  15. Pelican5

    Pelican5 Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2012 California
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    Stone Ris
  16. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California
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    ZD is good but not at that price, had no idea.

    Agree with all the SNBC picks, as well as Stone and Lagunitas' line-up.
  17. TastyAdventure

    TastyAdventure Disciple (393) Nov 13, 2012 Kentucky

    I hate BMCs.
    I don't like light lagers or pilsners.

    I need a beer I can drink regularly in between my special, more expensive indulgences.
    Anything under $1.35 a bottle.

  18. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Easy, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
  19. brewbetter

    brewbetter Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2012 Nauru

    Wow, there are so many threads asking this question these days...
  20. TypsiYpsi

    TypsiYpsi Disciple (337) Jul 27, 2012 Michigan
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    Stone IPA, Founders Dirty Bastard and Porter, and Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout.
  21. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    Wow so many, CW Barrel Beers $10-13 a 4 pack, all NG at $6.99/6, Lagunitas Maximus/Sucks 8.89/6, Old Rasputin 7.79/4 and well there are just so many out there if you look:slight_smile:
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  22. MarkJBurch

    MarkJBurch Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, 4-pk @ $7.99.
  23. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Up here in RI it's Long Trail Ale (or their Pale Ale) or Grey Sail Ale (or their pale ale too).

    Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada should have something in their lineup that fits your desires.
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  24. walterfredo

    walterfredo Aspirant (268) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    $8.75/6er sounds like a smoking deal to me. I'd do that all day long if available in CA.
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  25. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Poo-Bah (2,755) Oct 15, 2011 Maryland
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    Dominion Oak Barrel Stout.

    $7-9/6 pack, with more depth and balance than many imperial stouts.
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  26. Goldfishman

    Goldfishman Disciple (366) Jan 29, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Ipswich Oatmeal stout 8.99 a six pack great deal for a great beer .
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  27. HarrySTruman

    HarrySTruman Initiate (0) May 16, 2012 Michigan

    Torpedo for 7 bucks a 6er?
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  28. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    For reference, Stella Artois is more expensive per oz than Zombie Dust. My guess is your a hater though, and that you can't get ZD regularly. So, enjoy your SNPA, cheerz!
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  29. craftbrew502

    craftbrew502 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2012 Kentucky

    Red Hook longhammer IPA
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  30. Dennoman

    Dennoman Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    I hear Founders Imperial Stout is 9.99 for a 4-pack. If you CAN get it, yet HAVEN'T, you deserve severe punishment.

    Okay, a tad too expensive then. Still, amazing value for money.
  31. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Agreed. Underrated IMO
  32. paulytasker

    paulytasker Disciple (331) May 16, 2012 New York
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    Just about all offerings from Great Lakes IMO.
  33. Bad_Trader

    Bad_Trader Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 Namibia

    Their porter might be closer to the $1.35/bottle price tag... I'm not sure though.
  34. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Aspirant (202) Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    I just purchased my cheapest craft 6 pack yet.......


    All of their 6 packs are $8.59 around here! ! ! !

    Red Chair and Black Butte are both deliciouso!!
  35. paulytasker

    paulytasker Disciple (331) May 16, 2012 New York
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    Having experinced Ipswich Oatmeal Stout only twice(and finding it to be one of my favorite oatmeal stouts), i am completley bummed that it's not immedeatley available where i live. Now that i know what a 6 pk go's for i'm heartbroken.
  36. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,653) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    How is ZD not good at THAT price? $8.75 per 6NR doesn't do it for you?
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  37. craftbrew502

    craftbrew502 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2012 Kentucky

    founders breakfast stout
    Founders Porter
    Sixpoint Resin
    Bells two hearted
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  38. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Narraganset wins this contest, $5 for a 6er of tallboys. $18 for a case of 'em.
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  39. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois


    Also, black butte 8.99? Holy shit.
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  40. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    A Mayflower Porter sixer at under $10 is unreal.
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