Mount Rushmore of cheap beers?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by IPAExpert69, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Initiate (138) Aug 2, 2017 New Jersey

    I was debating this with a friend the other day, and honestly thought the whole discussion was quite fascinating. So I turn to you BA, what's your Mount Rushmore of cheap beer? (Rank them if you like 1-4 but it's not required). My List is as follows in no particular order:
    • Yuengling
    • Rolling Rock
    • Newcastle
    • Budweiser (bud heavy ofc not light)
    Just narrowly missing out is PBR. I'm sure it's not hard to see my geographical bias in this list haha.
     
  2. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (1,832) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    For cheap Hamm's.

    For affordable Yuengling.
     
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  3. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (1,606) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut
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    Narragansett Lager-Washington
    Schaefer-Jefferson
    Yuengling-Roosevelt
    Genesee Cream Ale-Lincoln
     
  4. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Initiate (138) Aug 2, 2017 New Jersey

    Narragansett makes some great cheap summer beers, just can never get them in my area unfortunately.
     
  5. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (809) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    This depends upon what the highest price point one considers cheap. Is $7.99 a 6 pack cheap?
     
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  6. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Initiate (138) Aug 2, 2017 New Jersey

    I'd personally preface it as more a national cheap brand or a regional cheap brand. Mostly stuff that you can get in 30's or that you drank in college. But feel free to take it any direction you want, only makes the discussion better.
     
  7. pro45

    pro45 Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2016 New York

    Natural Ice $12.99 a 30 pack.
     
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  8. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,569) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    For me it would be:

    · Genny Bock

    · Yuengling Lord Chesterfield

    · Hamm’s

    · Schlitz Gusto

    Cheers!
     
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  9. ThinBlueLine

    ThinBlueLine Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2014 New Jersey

    Yuengling Lager
    Newcastle (just mentioned the affordable aspect on the brown ale thread)
    Miller High Life
    Corona (Summer ONLY with temps above 100° F near a body of water and on ice) :slight_smile:
     
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  10. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Initiate (138) Aug 2, 2017 New Jersey

    This just gave me hangover flashbacks.....
     
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  11. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Initiate (138) Aug 2, 2017 New Jersey

    I can see the NJ in those picks for sure
     
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  12. ThinBlueLine

    ThinBlueLine Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2014 New Jersey

    Guilty...... Lehigh Valley influence (Yuengling) and Jersey Shore (Corona). At least I don't fist pump.
     
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  13. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,512) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    Bittburger!

    I also like Lord Chesterfield and Genny Bock. In fact where is it? The Genny Bock I mean. You know what happened? One year they put it out in December and now it's . . . "like January."
     
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  14. ericwo

    ericwo Initiate (87) Aug 21, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Yuengling Lager
    PBR
    Olde Engling 800
    Natty Boh
     
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  15. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,903) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Schlitz Gusto has to be Teddy. :wink:
     
  16. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Meyvn (1,344) Dec 11, 2006 California

    Back in my hay day, Raul was a Pabst man. Cheers players.
     
  17. BenHoppy

    BenHoppy Devotee (465) Nov 15, 2017 Michigan

    MGD ($17.99 24pk)
    Harp ($6.99-$7.99 6pk)
    Sierra Nevada ($24.99, used to be $23.99 so basically $1 per beer)
    Genesee Cream Ale ($13.99 30pk)
     
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  18. BWood

    BWood Defender (631) Jan 4, 2015 California

    Modelo Negro - $9 a six pack. Pretty good for $1.50 per beer.

    Bud light lime Tall cans - $2.69 for 24oz. $1.35 per beer. For some reason I like it out of the can but not really in the glass.

    Newcastle - still a great beer.
     
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  19. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,163) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland

    My personal AAL Mt. Rushmore (but it changes nearly yearly):
    Hamm's (new addition in 2017)
    Miller High Life
    Narrangansett Lager
    Coors Banquet (at risk of being dropped...tasted a little "off" the last one I had).
     
  20. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,198) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Genny, Yuengling, Genny, Yuengling. The rest are crap.
     
  21. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,569) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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  22. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,297) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    I don't know, doesn't seem right to have imports like Corona and Newcastle Brown Ale on the Mt. Rushmore of Cheap Beer:open_mouth: (maybe they can go in the Seven Wonders of the Cheap Beer World?).

    This new Hammsmania has me suspicious. The brand has bounced around for decades of decreasing sales (Heublein > consortium of Hamm's distributors - Olympia > Pabst > Miller) and a few years ago Miller was considering dropping it altogether (at least, that was the rumor).

    As some other MC economy/popular-priced brands (Keystone, Milwaukee's Best) have slipped, they've openly stated they were going to be putting more promotional effort in Hamm's and increasing its distribution footprint and, coincidentally :thinking_face:--- VOILA! ----suddenly the beer geekery becomes enthralled at this long-forgotten brand...:rolling_eyes:
     
  23. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Initiate (138) Aug 2, 2017 New Jersey

    Milwaukee's Best Ice was just off my list by the way, what a dirty anger beer that bastard is!
     
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  24. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,569) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    JK, have you tried the beer?

    As the old(er) saying goes: "The proof of the pudding is in the eating."

    Or the more 'modernized' version of: The proof in in the pudding.

    Cheers!
     
  25. The-Adjunct-Hippie

    The-Adjunct-Hippie Poo-Bah (3,160) May 12, 2014 Iowa
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    Pabst
    High Life
    Old Style
    Coors Banquet
     
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  26. Leebo

    Leebo Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 Massachusetts

    Cheap beer? No thanks. Affordable good tasting brews? Yes. Jacks abby 6 pack tall boys for $ 10 or Sierra Nevada 12 packs for $14 or so.
     
  27. skiking70

    skiking70 Aspirant (200) Sep 23, 2014 Maryland
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    For me the following beers are quite good for the money.
    1.Rolling Rock
    2. Yuengling
    3.Sierra Nevada
    4.Rainier
     
  28. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (1,912) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    SN Pale Ale
    Founders All Day IPA
    Lagunitas IPA
    Bell's Two Hearted

    Can I get an "AMEN," brothers?
     
  29. BenHoppy

    BenHoppy Devotee (465) Nov 15, 2017 Michigan

    Two-Hearted usually runs $9.99 so not exactly cheap. Unless I guess if you buy from Costco to where it averages out to $7.99 a 6pk but at $34 a case it's still not as cheap as the SN variety pack for $24.99
     
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  30. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Initiate (138) Aug 2, 2017 New Jersey

    Yeah if it's more than a dollar a beer you are kinda missing the point in my opinion. Honestly the cheaper the better.
     
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  31. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Disciple (316) Apr 29, 2012 California

    Does Malt Liquor count?
     
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  32. Leebo

    Leebo Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 Massachusetts

    Try the " cheap beer advocate " page?
     
  33. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Disciple (316) Apr 29, 2012 California

    High Life (or High Life Light)
    Mickey’s
    Colt 45
    Miller Lite
     
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  34. singletary

    singletary Devotee (481) Nov 8, 2015 Mississippi
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    Pabst Blue Ribbon
    Old Milwaukee
    High Life
    Schlitz
     
  35. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Initiate (138) Aug 2, 2017 New Jersey

    The question was about cheap beer? I mean did you read the forum or are you just purposely being a troll? Typical Masshole :rolling_eyes:
     
  36. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Initiate (138) Aug 2, 2017 New Jersey

    Heck yeah, used to pound Hurricanes and Steel Reserve in high school (wait till your 21 kids)
     
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  37. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Disciple (399) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia
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    We have to get people on a Mount Rushmore, people! I propose:
    1. Duffman
    2. Billy Dee Williams
    3. The World's Most Interesting Man
    4... sorry, I got nothin'
     
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  38. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Initiate (138) Aug 2, 2017 New Jersey

    Great Post, but you cannot forget the legend that is Keith Stone.
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  39. Tamarack

    Tamarack Initiate (37) Sep 22, 2016 Massachusetts

    Umm I'm sorry but I thought this website was called BeerAdvocate not TreeHouseAdvocate. National/Regional cheap brands are still beer br0
     
  40. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (809) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    less than $ 5.99 a 6 pack that rules out the beers from your OP.
     
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