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What do you consider a good "cheapie" option for a craft bar to serve?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BKBassist, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Ohsaycanyoubeer

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    Fat Tire... $3.50 a pint
     
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    This joint has over 70 taps of pure gold (with few exceptions) and not a one is over $6.50. Coincidentally, the proprieter also owns Golden Road.
     
  3. mmireles

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    Well here in Texas... Shiner Bock or Saint Arnold beers. During happy hours you can sometimes find them for $2-$3 for a pint.
     
  4. PyramidAnyone

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    Narragansett is definitely a good cheapie go to.
     
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    Maybe a conversion item like Shiner Bock or Dundee's Honey Brown. Those are still considered to be pretty good and are usually even cheaper than Stone, Sam, NB, SN, etc.
     
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    Colt .45 Double Malt!!!
     
  7. VeganUndead

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    Isn't this more of a "bars with good prices on craft beers" conversation, rather than a "craft beers I can find for cheap on draft?" Here in Richmond Joe's Inn has $2.50 pints of all their brews on draft for happy hour, I don't go anywhere else if I can help it. When I do though it's pretty easy to find Souther Tier IPA, Loose Cannon, and Fat Tire(I would NEVER...) on draft all priced as "cheapies." ::Sidebar:: I have no need for bars this weekend Hopslam and Nugget Nectar are both in and I am stocked up. Cheers
     
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    For quite a while in NYC the respectable low end item was PBR. Narragansett is a decent bet these days, but usually there's nothing. I can't think of any below $6 that aren't happy hour specials.
     
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    Beat me to it :)
     
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    arrogant bastard
     
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    Widmer Drifter Pale Ale
     
  12. fredmugs

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    Right now at my local craft bar you can get.....

    Two Hearted $4.50
    Centennial $5.50
    Fat Tire (Ha!) $4.50
    Ommegang Rare Vos $4.50
    Upland (local) Wheat $4
     
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  14. pitweasel

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    Almost everywhere I go, the difference in price - if any - is pennies. Why fall back on Pale Ale?

    Alternate options: anything from Great Lakes. Back home it retailed for the same as Sierra Nevada, and things like Edmund Fitz would make for a mighty fine "cheapie" beer.
     
  15. russmann

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    SNPA is a go-to at bars that aren't craft beer oriented, or Boston Lager if it's *really* not craft oriented. If I'm at a craft bar, typically a local craft will be cheaper than a long distance craft, and drinking local has other added benefits.
     
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    I know from expierence that long trail kegs are cheap (even the brewmaster series) and those beers are all pretty decent. I back sessions, full sail in general is a little cheaper (not by much) here in nj than most stuff, so is brooklyn.
     
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    Around here sweetwater 420
     
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    Going to depend a lot on what your locality is, but in general, Hoegaarden, Fat Tire, SNPA and the like.
     
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    As others have said, I think the best thing to do is go with a local pale ale, witbier, or amber ale which can be sold at a decent rate (in the NY area anything under $5 that's a reasonable craft is a steal). SN, DFH, Goose Island, Fat Tire, etc. Bell's Two Hearted is a great find in places its available as its usually not too expensive.
     
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    Victory Prima Pils. Anything Great Lakes.
     
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    Lagunitas or Sierra Nevada comes to mind. Crazy that a six pack of Sucks is 10.99 and Brown Shuggah was 9.99 at my store, and Sierra Nevada six packs are always like 8.99 near me.
     
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    A hipster but cool spot. I just wish they offered all of the beers as tasters instead of their selected flight(s).
     
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    Up here in Arcata they have a place with $2 pints during happy hour of Lagunitas IPA, Boont Amber, Mad River XP and DIPA, Mendocino Oatmeal, and others. We've also gotten $2 pints of Lagunitas Capuccino Stout, Brother David's Trippel, and Brown Shugga when they were on tap. So we go to that place all the time
     
  25. devlishdamsel

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    This is typically what i do.
     
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  26. SeaOfShells

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    This is true. TONS of hipsters about.
     
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    I agreed until Fest came out a few years ago. That beer is really good for $9 / 12 pack.
     
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    sierra nevada, lagunitas, or maybe even magic hat...
     
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    Yeah, i am thinking of the original lager. I am still not convinced it is any different than red stripe ;), i'm going to have to do a side by side to prove I'm full of it as its been years since I've tried either.
     
  30. sunkistxsudafed

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    yeah session lager and black lager are both less than good. Fest is where it's at. Again, I'm considering price point when i say that.
     
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    low grav beers from lost coast,victory,sierra nevada of course,great divide,lagunitas,dogfish head,shipyard,any local breweries in your state as well, here would be Cigar city brewing, etc.
     
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    abita jackamo, brooklyn lager, sierra nevada torpedo/pale ale
     
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    I sometimes see Old Rasputin on Nitro for 5-6 dollars a pint at local bars. Not bad.
     
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    Austin Beerworks Pearl Snap Pils (or Fire Eagle IPA)
    Hops and Grain Alt
    Shiner Bock
     
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    Wow! I hope ya'll have big city incomes to go with that price list.

    So just fore the sake of conversation, what are grocery store prices for things like six-packs?

    Horace Greeley said "Go West, young man." He must have foretold the craft been industry. ;-)
     
  36. beertunes

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    Up around here in the Fourth Corner, you'll see Alaskan Amber, Fat Tire, and/or Mac n Jacks Amber a lot of places that aren't really "craft" beer bars. Generally in the $4 range.
     
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    I would think a local beer would be cheaper and worth a shot. Lower ABV should equal lower $$.
     
  38. FEUO

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    Its all a matter of perspective.
    Under $6 in some areas is only BMC, in other areas $6 will buy you walez.
     
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    I'm used to $4-5 pints in my area. Some places have deals where the pints are either $2 or half priced on Sundays, and another bar has their bottles $1 off on Sundays. Guess where my boyfriend and I bike to on summer weekends? ;)
     
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    SNPA for $3-4/pint.
     
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