Cheapest beers that you think are just great.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by IPAGeorge, Dec 10, 2014.

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  1. mig100

    mig100 Meyvn (1,266) Aug 3, 2014 Texas

    Not that cheap, but I really like Xingu $9.99 per 6 pack. It's an underrated schwarzbier/black lager.
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  2. VDubDJ

    VDubDJ Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2011 Arizona

    I could drink 6-packs of Fresh-Squeezed IPA from Deschutes all day, usually about $9/sixer here.
  3. Dil_thebeerdrinking_do

    Dil_thebeerdrinking_do Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2014 Georgia

  4. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Savant (933) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio


    When FW was still brewing Mission St. beers, I would always keep that Mission St. Pale around. GABF award-winning beer.[/QUOTE]

    Yeah, that was great, and only a buck a bottle around here, at $5.99 / 6
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  5. OleGee

    OleGee Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2013 New Jersey

    Dirt Wolf 4-packs on sale for $6.99 in several spots in Central NJ, although you're in Illinois . . .
  6. Averwo

    Averwo Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2013 Iowa

    12 packs of Summit Saga for $13. Hard to do better than that.
  7. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,628) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Cheap and great rarely go together, but SN from what I can get here. Wish NG was a staple love their stuff .
  8. VTR

    VTR Initiate (0) Jul 20, 2014 Florida

    I would say cheap but good beer I would go with Abita Amber and I thought the NB Summer Helles was a good choice this summer. But if I was to go really cheap I found bombers of Redhook Audible Ale and Shiner Whitewing for 3.00 at my local shop and sometimes those fit the bill haha.
  9. Mojo

    Mojo Champion (820) Jul 21, 2012 Alabama

    Once again: the ubiquitous SNPA!!!!!!
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  10. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (329) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts

    Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout for 7.99-8.99. fantastic russian imperial stout that ages fantastic and I think is better than Old Rasputin.
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  11. smogfood

    smogfood Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2010 Wisconsin

    I'm not a fan of New Glarus' year 'round lineup, but their Thumbprints are almost always world class. When Dancing Man is available @ 7.99 It's hard to say no.
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  12. Beertsipper

    Beertsipper Devotee (471) Nov 18, 2008 New York

    Don De Dieu at $7.99 for a 750ml bottle.
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  13. DoubleJ

    DoubleJ Poo-Bah (5,809) Oct 13, 2007 Wisconsin

    There are a lot of bombers worth drinking under $6. Arrogant Bastard goes for $4. If I wanted to, I could also mention Redhook ESB, which sells for under $3
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  14. ernieb

    ernieb Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2013 Illinois

    Deschutes Obsidian Stout is solid as well at $8.99 for a six pack.
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  15. K-jack211

    K-jack211 Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2014 Michigan

    My go to good, cheap beer suggestion is Zywiec Porter. Tastes great, 9.5% abv, $2.00 for a 16.9 oz. bottle.
  16. Reds76

    Reds76 Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2014 Maine

    21st Amendment Bitter American $9.99 six pack... or if you are really on a budget Miller Lite - $17.99 30-pack... Chug it!
  17. SaCkErZ9

    SaCkErZ9 Poo-Bah (2,564) Feb 27, 2005 South Carolina
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    12 pack Torpedo for $12.99 is the best deal in the whole world!
  18. Joe_Grizzly

    Joe_Grizzly Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2013 New Hampshire

    hop stoopid

    or sixpoint resin/global warmer for $1.70 a can after work
  19. SaCkErZ9

    SaCkErZ9 Poo-Bah (2,564) Feb 27, 2005 South Carolina
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    In what world is $10 a 4 pack or $12 a six pack cheap?
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  20. Alestorm4069

    Alestorm4069 Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2014 Kentucky

    probably Sierra nevada for 24 for 30 here. Good Stable Pale ale. that, or when I'm on a budget, or money is tight, Pabst Blue Ribbon. Only Beer that i will buy now that is an AAL.
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  21. PayDay

    PayDay Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2007 Oregon

    Deschutes mainstream lineup...
    Mirror Pond, Black Butte Porter, Obsidian Stout, and seasonally Red Chair...
    All regularly available for $12.99 a 12 pack on sale.
    And Chasin Freshies 2014 release is so good I think it's a bargain at about $5 for a 22oz bomber.
    Laurelwood Workhorse IPA is delicious and sometimes available for $7.99 a six pack. Probably out of the
    range of "cheap", but I consider it a really good value for the quality.
    And nobody has mentioned Breakside IPA, $3.99 for a 22oz bomber. Don't know how widely it's distributed, but in the
    Portland area it's a great deal for a really solid IPA.
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  22. IPAGeorge

    IPAGeorge Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2014 Illinois

    Wow that's a great price
  23. Kurmaraja

    Kurmaraja Initiate (0) May 21, 2013 California

    Can I say every De Garde beer? $9 for the berliners, $7 for the gose variants, $12 - $14 for barrel aged wilds all in 750s.

    Or the basic Hill Farmstead stuff at $10 for a 750? Nordic Saison, Arthur, etc.

    Cheap is one thing, available is another ...
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  24. mindfuldave

    mindfuldave Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2011 New Jersey

    Sixpoint- Mostly 7.99 SIX packs, including higher ABV and Hoppy stuff like Global Warmer.

    Dirt Wolf- Always see it for 7.99 to 8.49 a 4 pack
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  25. Hesscabob

    Hesscabob Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2014 Illinois

    I second this choice as well their Capuccino Stout on sale for typically $4-5. Perfect bomber to bring to a party where you know theres going to be < adequate beer.
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  26. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,405) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    While I don't agree that it is a better beer than Old Rasputin, Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout is a deal at $7.99/4pk.
  27. Tsar_Riga

    Tsar_Riga Poo-Bah (2,554) Sep 9, 2013 Indiana

    Saw DFH Indian Brown Ale 6ers for less than $8 last week.

    SN 12-packs of Torpedo and, currently, Celebration, offer great beer for $13-14 when you get them on sale. Even at full price, $16 around here, these are very reasonable choices.

    Bomber-wise, AB for less than $5 at Costco is probably the highest quality/price ratio in that format.
  28. tuka

    tuka Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 New York

    Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball
  29. JonathanB

    JonathanB Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 California

    SN Narwhal or Hop Stoopid
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  30. PeterP-516

    PeterP-516 Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2013 New York

    The prices I'm reading here are crazy!! Long island, new york the prices are so jacked up its crazy!
    Not seen a good craft beer 6 pack for less than 12.$ Lagunitas founders etc all 11.99$ and up!
  31. ArkansasTraveller

    ArkansasTraveller Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2014 Arkansas

    Founders Porter. Less than $10 for a six pack.
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  32. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    $7.99 at some retailers in NJ.
  33. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (304) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    Rastafa Rye I've seen for $3.99 a 22 ouncer.
    Also found Torpedo in Hawaii for $2.99 a bomber!
    Stone, Lags, & Bear Republic bombers are good and priced right!
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  34. DoubleJ

    DoubleJ Poo-Bah (5,809) Oct 13, 2007 Wisconsin

    Most Rogue bombers are in the $6-7 range, but I have yet to see a flock of BAs praise Rogue for their fair bomber pricing.
  35. tasterschoice62

    tasterschoice62 Poo-Bah (1,945) May 14, 2014 Rhode Island
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    Wow beers are a lot cheaper in Cali ......Thinking of moving there just for the variety and price.
  36. ricknelson

    ricknelson Devotee (424) Feb 20, 2010 Vermont

    Shed Mountain Ale from Middlebury Vermont. $8 a 6 pack

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  38. DoubleJ

    DoubleJ Poo-Bah (5,809) Oct 13, 2007 Wisconsin

    Beer might be cheaper relative to Rhode Island, but you're be paying through the nose for real estate and energy.
  39. BurgeoningBrewhead

    BurgeoningBrewhead Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Lagunitas has bombers of Hop Stoopid, Imperial Stout, and Imperial Red Ale all for $4.49 in Wegmans around my area. Haven't exactly nailed down the best value for an east-coast IPA yet though.
  40. tasterschoice62

    tasterschoice62 Poo-Bah (1,945) May 14, 2014 Rhode Island
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    Aaaah. You are correct on that. But it ain't cheap to live here. ( but where is it) however you do have the sun and weather!
    I am slightly envious of the many choices you have although the list grows ever longer here in the east.
    Have a great beer evening:slight_smile:
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