What is your "bargain beer"?

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  1. spoonhawk

    spoonhawk Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2010 Iowa

    If you are in Wisconsin the correct answer is almost always any 6-pack New Glarus beer
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  2. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Thought it might be, but didn't realize they still had it that low. They did have Victory mix 12 packs for 10.99 last week though so not too surprising.
  3. CheeseheadNation

    CheeseheadNation Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2012 Indiana
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    SN Torpedo for me. I'm looking forward to their new Beer Camp release.
  4. dcook11

    dcook11 Initiate (0) May 13, 2010 California

    Pretty much anything from Oskar Blues. Dales Pale ale being the first coming to mind.
  5. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    natty ice
  6. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    FW Pale 31.
    NB Ranger
    Stone IPA

  7. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Yeah, them and Stone. $7 a pop here in PA for RIS with its ABV is a pretty good deal IMO (wow, that was a lot of abbreviating)
  8. BostonHops

    BostonHops Champion (848) Sep 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    no question lagunitas was the first thing that came to my mind. quality of the beer for what you're paying? tough to beat.
  9. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (2,647) Oct 14, 2009 Texas
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    My cheap go-to:
    Real Ale Pale Ale, on sale sometimes for $6-7. Or Trader Joe's Mission St. Pale Ale, $6 for a sixer. Wish they'd keep it cold.
  10. sergeantstogie

    sergeantstogie Aspirant (202) Nov 16, 2010 Washington

    Rack of 20 .5 Liter Monchambacher Lagerbier for 12 Euros.
  11. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (849) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    New Glarus six packs - $7.99
    Hop Stoopid bombers - $3.99-$4.49
  12. knightlypint

    knightlypint Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2012 New Jersey

    The best Baltic Porter...Zywiec Porter at $2.19/0.5L, NYC's best kept secret.
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  13. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    Pike XXX Stout - 4.99 bombers
  14. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    Lakefront IPA
    All are $9.99 a sixer. And SN is sometimes on special in the supermarket @ $15.99 a 12 pack.

    Ever since I officially designated beer as my hobby, I've been more vigilant in seeking out the best prices for stocking up. If I see something I like for a good price, I'll buy it regardless of whether I'm specifically looking for it that day. And of course, I check dates when something gets reduced. More often than I care to admit the reason the price is reduced is because it's near or past the "good by" date.
  15. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    I have a couple. I can usually get any SN sixer for $7.99, Hop Czar is $6.99 and if I need a case, I go for Full Sail Session. 12 11oz bottles for $9.99.
  16. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Torpedo. There is no beer, in my opinion, that has a wider gap between quality and price.
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  17. Handle

    Handle Initiate (145) Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    Here in Charlotte, we'll sometimes see Sierra Nevada 12-packs for $12.99. I'll have to agree with Torpedo. I drink a lot of it, and also had a lot of Ruthless Rye earlier this year. When winter comes around, Celebration will work its way into the rotation.
  18. RattleheadKV2

    RattleheadKV2 Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2011 New Mexico

    12 packs of Torpedo are a mainstay at $13.99. As are 6'ers of Santa Fe Brewing's Imperial Java Stout at $6.99.
  19. patto1ro

    patto1ro Defender (627) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    Amstel Bok. Usually under 50 euro cents for 30 cl.
  20. pschul4

    pschul4 Zealot (562) Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Anything in a 6pack from New Glarus. Usually $7-8 and that's a hell of a price for spotted cow, moon man, or when it's in season Hop hearty

    Edit: Spoonhawk knows whats good :wink: didn't read the other posts before posting
  21. gory4d

    gory4d Defender (669) Apr 14, 2007 New York
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    Narragansett Summer Ale - $7.50 for a six-pack of tallboys.
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  22. yankeefan287

    yankeefan287 Aspirant (235) Feb 23, 2012 Pennsylvania

    case of sly fox cans of pils, lager, weisse or pale ale for $22.
  23. phanlon

    phanlon Initiate (0) May 7, 2012 Pennsylvania


    Sly Fox is a great cheap option. Even their Tripel sells for 30-40% less than comparable quality Tripels.
  24. Zhiguli

    Zhiguli Aspirant (245) Jul 12, 2012 California

    for me it's Deschuttes

    Mirror Pond
    Inversion IPA
    Obsidian Stout
    whatever Porter

    for some reason, while all the shops sell it for 8,9,10 bucks, the really expensive liquor store right on my block has always had them for 5.99 for sixers. So that's been me.
  25. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2008 Ohio

    Going away to the family cottage this week so I'm packing inexpensive beer to drink on the lake. Stocking up on canned SNPA and PBR.
  26. fatske

    fatske Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Close outs at Bell Beverage in S.Philly is always a safe bet.Just gotta case of Fort Collins KIDD Lager for 20 bux, pretty tasty.
  27. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Believe it or not... PBR tall boys at $4.99/6! It's really not half bad as far as really shitty beer goes... Zyweic Porter and Boss Porter @ $2.49/bottle... Brooklyn BCS and Monster @ $7.99/4-pack... Can't do better than that!!!
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  28. Geno78

    Geno78 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2010 Ohio

    Columbus IPA, 8-9 a six pack. When it's is season, SN Celebration 12 packs.
  29. BobCS

    BobCS Aspirant (200) Sep 15, 2006 New York
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    Saranac Pale Ale - fabulous value
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  30. nicnut45

    nicnut45 Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2007 Illinois

    They sell Stone at your Costco! Costco suprises me sometimes with what they have to offer. We get Two Brothers at my local Costco. 23.99 a case which is a steal.
  31. ElPolaco

    ElPolaco Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2010 Florida

    My go-to has to be Yuengling. Living in the Tampa area, you can get 24 packs for as low as $16.99. You can't beat that price point for the quality (even if it is Macro-ish). I agree with Lagunitas bombers and also a great bargain in Tampa is Cigar City's Maduro Brown. I regularly see sixers for $6.99-7.99.
  32. jgurley

    jgurley Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2009 Florida

    Bargain for a craft? My all around favorite beer, Arrogant Bastard, $4.99 a bomber. My local Wine World had Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen for $1.79, but they ran out. Beach beer bargain? PBR pounder 4pk, $2.99.
  33. bwmichaud

    bwmichaud Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2006 Vermont

    5 gallon keg of Hill Farmstead Edward for $90
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  34. CenCalMario

    CenCalMario Initiate (132) Jan 12, 2009 California
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    Trader Joes Mission St beers... $5/sixer.
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  35. Zhiguli

    Zhiguli Aspirant (245) Jul 12, 2012 California

    why did i think you guys only drank good beers?
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  36. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Now I know why the Torpedo 12-pack shelf is empty half the time! Bastards!

    $15.99 here in Austin... goes down to $12.99 at least once a month. 6-ers can be $7.99 or $6.99 on sale.

    Hell, even Target has Torpedo!

    If I don't get Torpedo, St. Arnold 6-packs are usually $6.99-$7.99. Good stuff there.

    They have Stone at Costco @ $28 for a case? Shit. I'm gonna have to see if Sam's Club has a similar deal.
  37. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I drink all beer. Sometimes it's a $25 bottle of Brooklyn Black Ops that's been gracefully aged. Sometimes it's a $5 6-pack of Lone Star tall-boys. I'm a beer omnivore. :grinning:
  38. Zhiguli

    Zhiguli Aspirant (245) Jul 12, 2012 California

    i actually do too.. beer is just beer sometimes.. other times it's more than beer.
  39. Longstaff

    Longstaff Initiate (0) May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    Lately - $13 -$15 mixed 12 packs of Widmer. 9 bottles of Rotator IPA, drifter pale ale, and citra summer is worth the price alone - the hefeweizen is a good thirst quencher with a little slice of lemon (or throwaway beer to give to the wife or guests). Sub $9 six packs too (which is rare for craft beer in my area).

    You can usually find some store in the area running a $13 Sierra Nevada 12 pack special - and $15 regular price isn't bad either.

    Victory 12 packs have been on sale at my local store this summer for about $14. A great deal - especially if you like Golden Monkey (I just suck them back for the buzz).

    Ipswich Oatmeal Stout - still can find some stores selling six packs for $9 or less.

    For summer time lager drinking - St. Pauli girl for about $12 /12 pack or Pilsner Urquell for a couple bucks more - depends on which is fresher.

    And Helios is still a bargain...
  40. cg123

    cg123 Initiate (138) Feb 27, 2012 Ohio

    Yep, except they at $7 in OH. That or 6 packs of Genny Ice tallboys for $3.49 + tax. For that price it's a crime not to buy them.
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