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The search for good, cheap beer

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by shawnohall, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. shawnohall

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    As budgets are stretched to the limit during the holiday season, I was wondering...is there really a good, cheap, readily available macro beer, like an adjunct lager, out there? Money is tight, but I'd like a sixer or even a 12-pack of something inexpensive, but isn't crap. Thanks.
     
  2. Mothergoose03

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    The silence is deafening! I'd say the answer is a resounding "NO!" to your question. ;)
     
  3. checktherhyme

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    Look at the prices of things like Sam Adams, Deschutes, Widmer, or Sierra Nevada. Chances are that one of the brands will be on sale for like $13. Thats about a dollar a beer...not much more than you would pay for any BMC. If anything try Henry Weinhards or Yuengling.
     
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    I know prices vary around the country, but I always find Bear Republic to be a great bang for the buck. Bombers & 6pks of Hop Rod Rye and Racer 5, two outstanding beers IMO,are significantly cheaper than almost anything else on the shelf around these parts.
     
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    It depends on how cheap you want to go. I don't know what you have available in Texas, but when I want to save some money I'll go with 12 packs of a Samuel Adams offering or Blue Moon. I can find 12 packs for $15.99, or about $1.33 per bottle. If I want go even cheaper, I'll buy the 1960s formula Schlitz. I saw a 12 pack recently for $10.99. Negra Modelo is also pretty good and is in 12 packs.
     
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    Not macro but I got a 12er of Celebration for 10.99. Can't beat that with a stick.
     
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    Whoa!- Better than what I was going to suggest, but I'll go ahead anyway- Shiner's Black Lager and Alt are pretty nifty representations of their styles, and bound to be budget-priced. We get them in in the mixed sixers, but if either is available by themselves that'd be a good buy.
     
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    Colt .45 Double Malt double dueces!!!
     
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    This is pretty much what I came in here to say.
     
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    Firestone Walker 6pks
    New belgium 6pks.

    Cheers!
     
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    Anything Sierra Nevada
     
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    Any 40 at the 7-Eleven!
     
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    Agreed, Celebration. Can't beat that price to quality ratio. Cheers!
     
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    Full Sail Session's- $9.99 a 12pack
     
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    Sam Adams
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    Schells
     
  17. MLucky

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    We have lots lots of good cheap beer available without turning to BMC. I just bought a sixer of SN Celebration for $6.99. That's what, a dollar more than Bud?
     
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    Yeah, the way craft beer is going, I'm noticing less and less bargains out there. Check out Bohemia, $11.99 a 12 pk and it's a pretty damn good beer.
     
  19. whendeathsleeps

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    There is no good cheap adjunct lager. Go with something from Samuel Adams, Sierra Nevada, or New Belgium.
     
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    Try the distributors...always a rebate for some of the more well known imports. In PA, I've gotten cases of Becks, Warsteiner, and St. Pauli Girl for all under $20. It's not the best, but it beets most American macro's.
     
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    6 pack of Genesee Cream Ale stubby bottles for $3.85.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Sierra Nevada again and again and again again
    I always liked fat tire from new belgium
     
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    this begins and ends with SN. god i love them
     
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    Hop stoopid. 5 bucks a bomber cant beat that
     
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    Pick up 2 and ur set
     
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    Sweetwater IPA. 8-9 bucks for a sixer and it tastes amazing.

    Columbus Brewing Co IPA is a world class single IPA and only costs 7.99 for a six pack.
     
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    Anchor Steam.

    Batch 19 from Coors is pretty good for what it is.
     
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    Flying Dog seems to have good price point..... that or Burger~!
     
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    Why compromise your beer budget for christmas when you could just cut back on christmas presents for others?
     
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    These threads always remind me about how expensive beer is here in Georgia. $10.99/12pk of Celebration and $3.85/6pk of Genny Cream Ale...retail? That's less than our wholesale cost here.
     
  31. shawnohall

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    $10.99 for SN Celebration? Damn. I'd jump all over that. Cheapest I've seen in the Houston area is roughly $8 a six-pack.
     
  32. shawnohall

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    Never seen it nearly that cheap in my neck of the woods. Being from upstate NY originally, I'd kill for Genny Cream for under $4 a sixer.
     
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  33. shawnohall

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    Same here. I'm so envious.
     
  34. shawnohall

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    Yeah, there's a plan.
     
  35. alexipa

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    In case you didn't already know, SIERRA NEVADA!

    Beyond that check out locals. Avery 6 packs around me are $5.99.
     
  36. shawnohall

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    Had to look at that twice...thought you were calling me stupid.
     
  37. shawnohall

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    Love their Raging Bitch. I had a pitcher of it one time. I think I saw God.
     
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    Their Torpedo is awesome.
     
  39. shawnohall

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    True, taste-wise, with those brands you can't go wrong.
     
  40. shawnohall

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    Been meaning to try SN Celebration, but always got distracted and ended up buying something else...normally something really good that was on sale.
     
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