What is the CHEAPEST 6-PACK of beer that you ever purchased?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by 19etz55, Jun 10, 2015.

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What is your cheapest 6pk purchase?

Poll closed Feb 10, 2016.
  1. < $1.00

    14.4%
  2. < $2.00

    19.8%
  3. < $3.00

    28.3%
  4. < $4.00

    17.1%
  5. < $5.00

    9.6%
  6. Other

    10.7%
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  1. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,812) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Our sixer of while in high school (when the drinking age was 18) was Miller High Life. $1.99, $2.13 with sales tax. However, there was this beer in the
    "generic" section called "Beer". IIRC, $.89, +tax. Probably the worst beer ever.
     
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  2. pat61

    pat61 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2010 Minnesota

    1970 Old Milwaukee was a couple bucks a 12 pack
     
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  3. TuckerMaxx

    TuckerMaxx Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2010 Connecticut

    In college (2006) I would get a 6 pack of Busch 16 oz cans for $3. Im glad I have grown up!
     
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  4. rabbitguy

    rabbitguy Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2009 Illinois
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    Many years ago in Illinois the Jewel/Osco stores sold generic beer. They sold a six pack of white cans with a light brown banner with the word "Generic" as the label. The price a dollar something a six pack. We had Red- White-and Blue, Rhinelander, and Blatz also.
     
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  5. deleted_user_950283

    deleted_user_950283 Crusader (796) Feb 25, 2015
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    Henry Weinhard's Porter for $4.19 on my 21st birthday in '98.
     
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  6. ceeg

    ceeg Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2010 New York

    $2.99 Blatz pounders. I sorta miss those.
     
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  7. OleGee

    OleGee Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2013 New Jersey

    Old Milwaukee in early 80's for $0.99
     
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  8. DukeCola

    DukeCola Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2015 New Hampshire

    My girfriends (now wife) alchoholic grandmother use to drink that. I'd buy her a case and she'd put it under her bed and drink it warm. I tried one cold once, nasty! WTF is creame ale anyways??
     
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  9. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,492) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    :astonished: Lowenbrau, still a German import in the early 70s and, as such, typically would have cost much more than nationally distributed, premium-priced beers like Schlitz and Bud- typically at least a buck more, up to nearly double the price. Here's an example from next door New York state, dated 1973- with PBR, Schlitz and Miller all on sale for 99¢-$1.08 with Lowenbrau for over $3 and Heineken, still more than double US premiums, at $2.68.

    Even once Lowenbrau became a US-brewed "superpremium" from Miller later in the decade, it was probably priced higher than the national premium brands - at or above Michelob pricing (then often ~50¢ or more a six than Bud).

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  10. dcall384

    dcall384 Aspirant (287) Aug 9, 2011 Indiana

    3.99 for a six pack of Boxer beer. Biggest mistake of my life!:grimacing:
     
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  11. mohawk5

    mohawk5 Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2014 New Jersey

    This is a great pic! Notice how the imports like Heineken and Lowenbrau cost roughly 3 times more than the domestic beers. It would be like paying $20-25 for a 6pk these days lol

    And people complain about spending $13 for a 6 pack of Sculpin lol
     
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  12. ramrod666

    ramrod666 Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2004 Pennsylvania

    Colders "29." 3.00 For a six pack of pounders back in the mid 90's.
     
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  13. pep

    pep Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Pennsylvania

    yeah. right now in scranton I can get a

    six pack of Genny pounders for $3.99.
    yuengling (lager, black and tan, premium) and highlife 4 pack pounders for $4.00
    Busch, keystone, pbr light 12oz-$4.50
    Rolling rock pounder cans-$5.75
    six pack of lionhead cans- 4.75

    Or do three 24 ounce cans and have a six pack for $3.

    Cans are sooo much cheaper and i perfer cans. If anyone lives within two hours from here can come and stock up on lawnmower beer, this is the mecca.

    I mean can't go wrong with that if you are just drinking with friends. They can enjoy their $7.00 miller lite in bottles
     
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  14. vurt

    vurt Poo-Bah (1,684) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Steel Kettle Whistle Lager, a private label brew for Fresh & Easy markets in California, was $5 for a twelve-pack when it was on sale. I remember it being almost completely devoid of flavor. Any flavor.
     
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  15. xare

    xare Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2006 Ohio

    $1.25 for a 6 pack of Salva Vida. Drinkable but feels like I still overpaid.
     
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  16. RobinLee

    RobinLee Zealot (559) Feb 15, 2012 Wisconsin

    6pk of Bell's Christmas Ale in May for $4.
     
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  17. GoBearsWalter34

    GoBearsWalter34 Poo-Bah (1,949) Aug 1, 2014 Illinois
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    Minhas Brewery has a few at $2.99 regularly. Some is not too bad.
     
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  18. shadyside

    shadyside Disciple (391) Feb 27, 2011 Georgia

     
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  19. shadyside

    shadyside Disciple (391) Feb 27, 2011 Georgia

    Thank heavens someone corrected my mistake in saying I paid only a $1.45 for Lowenbrau 47 years ago. My apologizing to all the BAs for my stupidity and failing memory.
     
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  20. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (328) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey
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    Just cheapest.
     
  21. Derranged

    Derranged Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    As disgusting as that sounds, I still think its cool you got to try it for the novelty and the nostalgia. I was only nine or ten years old so I wasn't even drinking yet when that beer was out.
     
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  22. randylangford

    randylangford Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Six 650ml bottles of Snow in China for 2 RMB each. So, a 6pk of 22oz for about $1.50 at the time.
     
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  23. DrMindbender

    DrMindbender Savant (926) Jul 13, 2014 South Carolina

    As mainly a homebrewer now, my cheapest 5 gallon batch was around $12 for a 4.2% saison...that comes out to around $1.44 a sixer. And that was an incredible batch of beer as well!
     
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  24. ecpho

    ecpho Aspirant (252) Mar 28, 2011 New York

    I remember we'd buy cases of 16oz Busch bottles for $9.99 on Long Island about 20 years ago. They came in the solid thick flip top cases. Just dump a bag of ice in it and good to go.
     
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  25. lackenhauser

    lackenhauser Poo-Bah (2,599) Dec 10, 2002 Maryland
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    It was a Pittsburgh Brewing product....Iron City variety. They made it all in the day....at least my day.
     
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  26. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,989) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I never saw it in NY, so that makes sense then. I guess I'd have to go back in time, and then visit my Aunt in Coraopolis- this is getting more complicated by the day :slight_smile:.
     
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  27. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,170) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Back in the day in college in Upstate NY my buddy and I would grab 6 packs of Bud for 2 bucks each and we would also grab a bottle of Yukon Jack to do shots too.
     
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  28. CassinoNorth

    CassinoNorth Disciple (304) Apr 5, 2013 New Jersey

    Only 25 so my inflation isn't too high...got a Mendocino Eye of the Hawk and Blue Heron for $3 a 6 pack about a year ago. Can't beat it for that price.
     
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  29. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado

    Jacob Ruppert @ $0.99. I think it was mid-70s. I think.
     
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  30. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,989) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    It's decent enough beer, but I'd be all over it for that price as well. I'd probably get a case of the Black Hawk Stout, if that were available; the key with that beer is to think of it as an English porter, and then it's quite enjoyable when those other expectations are gone.
     
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  31. wizzy

    wizzy Initiate (0) May 20, 2006 Michigan

    I didn't pull the trigger, but I remember seeing a 6 pack of Schlitz Ice for $1.99 in Ann Arbor in the 90's.
     
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  32. Relik

    Relik Initiate (107) Apr 20, 2011 Canada (NS)

    $7.20 ish about 7 years ago, that is insanely cheap for the great white north in my opinion. the beer was trash but almost as cheep as making it yourself.
     
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  33. Tsar_Riga

    Tsar_Riga Poo-Bah (2,747) Sep 9, 2013 Indiana
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    Left Hand Sawtooth Nitro for $2.99 a sixer. It was clearly reduced to move, but I thought I'd give it a try. Not terrible, but not one I'd look for in the future.
     
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  34. rjniles

    rjniles Initiate (95) Aug 30, 2012 South Carolina

    In the early 70s, Grand Union (supermarket chain) beer: 89 cents.
     
  35. SonictheBeerhog

    SonictheBeerhog Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2013 New York

    About 6 months ago I got a 6 pack of Big Flats beer for 1.99 here in NY. It was awful.
     
  36. CassinoNorth

    CassinoNorth Disciple (304) Apr 5, 2013 New Jersey

    If I recall it was only those two left, but they served some serious purpose. No point in wasting the good stuff after you have a decent buzz going.
     
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  37. connecticutpoet

    connecticutpoet Poo-Bah (2,200) Jun 10, 2004 Connecticut
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    I bought a six-pack of Red White & Blue in college for $1.50. That included the 5 cents deposit per can.

    Actually did it several times until I realized Coors Light was better and not much more expensive. Hey, it was 1984. Sam Adams was a new thing then.
     
  38. mudbug

    mudbug Defender (622) Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

    Damn that stuff was nasty, thank you very much for the painful memory
     
  39. flagmantho

    flagmantho Poo-Bah (6,830) Feb 19, 2009 Washington
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    Definitely a $2.99 sixer of Simpler Times or whatever cheap ass lager they sell at Trader Joe's.

    That said, my unemployment beer (this was in like 2004) was the 18-pack of Milwaukee's Best Ice (the BEAST MODE of its era) which was $7.99 at the 76 station by my apartment (the last institution on Earth which would extend me credit), which works out to like $2.67 for a sixer. Does that count? Frankly those days are hard to remember.
     
  40. irrevjim

    irrevjim Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2005 Massachusetts

    it's relative, as a kid in '82 i was paying about $2.25 for swill in the local packie that sold to underaged types... not to long ago i was broke in south beach and was buying warm sixes of natty ice tall boys for $3.15 at a mostly grocery store
     
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