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Best Valued Beers

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by LarryAppleton, Jan 8, 2013.

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  1. jollygoodfellow

    jollygoodfellow Jan 3, 2013 Wisconsin

    My recent research indicates that for my own personal taste-

    It's Squatters Hop Rising IIPA @ $9.29 a sixpack.....that is correct, a 6 pack!
  2. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin
    ¡Bad Trader! Beer Trader

    Any Samuel Smith
  3. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Nov 2, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Ok, for you haters, yeah, I think Sierra Nevada (PA, Celebration and Torpedo) is better than ZD. AND I can get a case for $25 and that NOT on sale.
    YES, ZD is good, I can't lie, and YES, I can't get it here, but it's just not on top of my list.
    Also, I can get two other awesome I/DIPA's within a mountin bike ride away. They're from a brewery with the initials of RR. Any guesses?
    Go Niners!!!
  4. Dools9

    Dools9 Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Their Porter is awesome. Its a beer and a brewery I take for granted since I live 20 mins away. I always pass on the Porter cause I know I can get it whenever I want and straight from the brewery for that matter.
  5. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Jan 15, 2010 Ohio

    Have to add the Brooklyn Monster Ale at the same price.Cheers
  6. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Nov 2, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Safeway sells 12ers for $11.97-12.97 on sale. Yeah, that's cheap.
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  7. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Jul 15, 2012 Ohio

    Luganitas Maximus.
  8. immobilisme

    immobilisme Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    Pretty surprised no one has said New Glarus. A case of their beer at some of the cheaper retail outlets is $28. Let me say that again, $28 for 24 bottles of Dancing Man Wheat.

    Also, Zombie Dust/Alpha King.
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  9. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Because most of us looked and realized the OP doesn't live in or near WI. Same reason I didn't recommend Jack's Abby from MA.
  10. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Sweetwater And Colombis IPA at 8 bucks per six.
  11. bramsdell

    bramsdell May 27, 2011 North Carolina

    Smuttynose hasn't got enough love around here. Their mixed packs and IPA are fantastic at $11-13 per 12 pack. The dates are always obvious, as well.

  12. nogophers

    nogophers Jun 28, 2011 Minnesota

  13. Longstaff

    Longstaff May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    $8.99 here, but still the best pale ale you can buy at that price.
  14. ha-sheem

    ha-sheem Dec 28, 2012 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Founder's Breakfast Stout - 4 pack for $9.99
    Stone Double Bastard - 22oz for $6.99

    two world class beers at a great price!!
  15. gengle

    gengle Oct 10, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Perpetual, Finest Kind, Loose Cannon. All under $40/case in Central PA.
  16. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Jul 13, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Dude, you would think Jai Alai would be cheaper in FL, but it's not. I'm in FL and they still sell it for $10.99/6 at most places (even at Total Wine), although I did see it on sale yesterday for $9.99/6 at Whole Foods. Their other primary offerings, Maduro Brown and FL Cracker White Ale are $7.99/6 everywhere. If Jai Alai were $7.99/6 as well, I'd probably buy it every week.
  17. buzze40

    buzze40 Mar 9, 2010 Illinois

    Weyerbacher Heresey and Blasphamy . Blasphamy wasy $7 a bomber this year. Yeah!
    Trader Joes Celebration ale by Unibroue for like $5 a bottle which is just as good as their regular lineup selling for $9
    Until this year, Jewbelation that was ~$5 but this year they Goose Islanded us and went to $8 Still good for a 15% bomber (GI as a verb -- meaning to raise the price of your favorite beer by 50%-- ex. BCCoffee)
  18. Onenote81

    Onenote81 May 27, 2008 North Carolina

    Old Rasputin (the regular one) is one of the most accessible and affordable Impy Stouts out there.
  19. Brunite

    Brunite Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    Surprised nobody has yet mentioned SA. Fresh Boston Lager or Octoberfest at an easy to find (in my area) of roughly $ 12-12.99/twelve pack is a no-brainer. A buck a bottle is hard to beat for any GOOD beer.

    That said....best bang for the buck IMHO:

    Any New Glarus for around $ 7.50 a sixer.
    Any Great Lakes for around $ 8-8.99 a sixer.
    Any Founders for $ 8.99 a sixer.
    FW brewed Mission St PA at $ 6.99 a sixer.
    Old Raspy & Brooklyn BCS at $ 7.99 a 4-pack.
    Celebration at $ 12.99 a twelver.
    Lagunitas Maximus for $ 9.99 a sixer.

    Hmmmm. I'm outta here. Off to the bottle shop!
  20. rjniles

    rjniles Aug 30, 2012 South Carolina

    Sierra Nevada. Torpedo, Big Foot, Celebration, Hotimum
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  21. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    Similar to mayflower is the otter creek stovepipe porter with a bit more smokiness, I like the hop bombs like hoponius u at eleven bucks a 4pak of solid 16.9oz bottlez
  22. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    For the cheap twelves though its gotta be sn, or saranac, or Newcastle. I wish mayflower had a cheaper variety 12 er.
  23. BigCheese

    BigCheese Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    Ive seen it on sale in Mass for 7.49$, impossible deal to beat.

    SN Celebration, Brooklyn BCS, Jack Abbys Hoponious Union, Lagunitas seasonals all good deals for the quality of brew.

    Smuttynose Variety 12 Packs (IPA, Porter, Pale, Brown Ale) are solid.

    A bomber of Berkshire's Holidale for 3.99 is a good purchase.

    I buy plenty of 18 packs of highlife for 10.99$ too :)
  24. CityofBals

    CityofBals Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    No no, you're the hater! I like SNPA quite a bit for its economy and availability, in fact it was my go-to PA for at least 6 months (before I discovered the depth of craft beer)! A case for $25 is hard to beat, but with a trip to a place I love and $10 more, I cannot say no to ZD. You are spoiled with TONS of great IPA's/APA's in California, I can't believe SNPA is always in your fridge like ZD is in mine. At least give us the courtesy of providing another world class brew that only Californians can get by the case!
  25. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    Sierra Nevada Kellerweis - for $8.99 per 6 near me. Not bad for what I consider to be the best Bavarian-style hefe made in the US.
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  26. Roaster

    Roaster May 12, 2009 Massachusetts

    But since you mention Jack's Abby anyway... 4 packs of 16.9s can be had for $9.99 around me. Underpriced, if you ask me. Best deal in MA, hands down.
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  27. EdTheEdge

    EdTheEdge Mar 26, 2011 California

    Dale's Pale!
  28. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Aug 30, 2012 California

    Stone IRS is the best value IMO. One of the best RIS on the market and is $7. I'll add Storm King 6er to the mix as well.
  29. inchrisin

    inchrisin Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    I always stack up the price of craft brew to Sam Adams, as it seems you can't get it any cheaper than that. I always thought that Great Divide and Great Lakes were reasonable in price. Neither brewery makes a bad beer either.
  30. TheBoog013

    TheBoog013 Feb 24, 2011 California

    Pretty much anything from Lagunitas.
  31. abcramer

    abcramer Feb 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Most everything from Sierra Nevada and Great Lakes.
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