What is your "bargain beer"?

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  1. unclebuckpa

    unclebuckpa Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Southern Tier 2XIPA @ $32/case works out to $8 a six. Here in SE PA, that's about as good a value as I find. Sly Fox, Troegs, Victory, Weyerbacher, and Stoudt's are local and are also priced very competitively.
  2. beergod1

    beergod1 Champion (880) May 2, 2009 Ohio
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    Thats Cheap for a Bomber...
  3. pitweasel

    pitweasel Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2007 New York

    Looks like you're not painfully far from me...where do you get 2XIPA at $32? I'll have to keep that on my radar for next summer if I still live here...
  4. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,572) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Sam Adams Noble Pils, New Belgium Ranger, Sixpoint, and the Spaten lineup would be my top choices.
  5. nrs207

    nrs207 Defender (687) Sep 8, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    It's so funny looking at all these prices and seeing how much lower they are than in PA. Like 12 pack of Torpedo for 10.99, that's how much a 6er is around me.

    If I buy a case, probably something like Two Hearted or Stone IPA at around $40. I can't think of a 6er I buy that I consider a bargain.
  6. dgs

    dgs Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2005 Pennsylvania

    What taxes are you talking about? If it's state beer excise tax, PA's are among the lowest.

    I am curious where you get your information on taxes being the cause of high beer prices in PA. I know there was one retailer (on the old forums) using this as a reason for his high prices. He even mentioned the Johnstown flood tax, which has nothing to do with beer.
  7. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Disciple (343) Aug 21, 2005 Minnesota

    SN, SA, Shell's, Summit, Lagunitas, Spaten, Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, Avery, NB, Victory, Tallgrass, Boulevard, Bell's, Founders (6ers and up)
    Old Rasputin 4 packs
    Lagunitas bombers

    Lots of well distributed variety at a pretty reasonable price point. Many of them are often overlooked by BAs and I'm not sure why. I really enjoy rotating beers, even if it's the same style from a different brewery. Mix in some beers I've never tried before and I'm a happy BA.

    * Note: Summit's Unchained series has represented great value as well as introducing some less brewed styles in the United States. I wish more breweries would do this in addition to their IPAs and stouts.
  8. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (656) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    No bargain sixers in Philly. Whole foods will sell good beer at $9.99-10.99 a six. SN is around $32 plus tax for the basic line if you buy a full case. I would love to get SN 12 packs for $12. Smutty nose is $ 10 and even locals are $9-10 a six. Lagunitas is getting near $40 a case as well. We have access to many many great beers here but a tough time geting small amounts and we pay a good price for what we do get.

  9. BobZ

    BobZ Zealot (508) Jun 24, 2009 Massachusetts

    Hoegaarden ($15.49 a 12 Pack), probably the only beer I drink that can be considered a bargain.

    Good to have on hand and I keep plenty in the fridge, it prevents the "I really want another beer but the only one left in there is a KBS so I might as well drink that" syndrome, which leads to regret the next morning......
  10. philbe311

    philbe311 Poo-Bah (2,000) Jan 21, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Dirt Cheap - Lionshead and Michelob Amber Bock

    Sub $40 a case - 21st Amendment Brew Free or Die IPA, Troegs Perpetual IPA, Oskar Blues Old Chub, and Twin Lakes Greenville Pale Ale

    Cheap Bombers - Jack D'or, Lagunita Hop Stoopid, and Troegs Flying Mouflan
  11. JohnQ

    JohnQ Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2012 California

    Still got Hop Stoopid for 4.49 (bomber) at BelAir and Hoptimum 9.99 /4 pk
  12. ditka311

    ditka311 Initiate (58) Aug 22, 2009 Illinois
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    Regularly get $12.00 SN twelvers around here. Also, pretty common for a local grocery store to run $7.99 sixers of Founders, Bells, or Great Lakes. The varieties are limited but Red's Rye PA, Commodore Perry, and Eddy Fitz are favorites.

    Oh, and any case from FFF when I decide to make the 20 minute drive.
  13. copslovebeer

    copslovebeer Initiate (0) Mar 26, 2012 Minnesota
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    New Glarus Moon Man No Coast Pale Ale @ 8.99/6 pack. Gets me every time. One of the best examples of the "style" that I have found.
  14. RustyP

    RustyP Aspirant (201) Dec 22, 2008 Texas
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    St Arnold Elissa IPA - $7-8 a 6-pack at the grocery store
    Rahr & Sons Ugly Pugg - same as above
    Lagunitas bombers - especially Lucky 13.alt when its available
  15. gustogasmic

    gustogasmic Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2012 Michigan
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    founders 6 packs/ bigfoot 6 packs
  16. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Aspirant (259) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    not my favorite beer, but rolling rock at 5.00 a six pack at total wine isnt too bad
  17. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (959) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    Mission street beers at trader joes are priced great and are pretty tasty too.

    I'd say stockyard oatmeal stout (although it was slightly tastier when goose island made it) and lagunitas are awesome too.
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  18. LilBilly666

    LilBilly666 Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2012 Georgia

    Lagunitas Hop Stoopid bombers for $3.59 a piece! Best deal I've had anywhere.
  19. pitweasel

    pitweasel Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2007 New York

    Not for long...
  20. GRPunk

    GRPunk Meyvn (1,197) Apr 5, 2007 Michigan

    That's some expensive Founders. $9-10 a sixer locally.
  21. BareRepublic

    BareRepublic Initiate (0) Aug 27, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Columbus IPA for about $8.99, but I usually drink Racer 5 for the extra buck - my favorite reasonably priced bottled beer.
  22. Mavajo

    Mavajo Zealot (572) Feb 10, 2007 Georgia

    Baladin Gold
  23. mgross50

    mgross50 Initiate (130) Apr 15, 2004 New York

    I like your STYLE !!!
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  24. schlimenhaumer

    schlimenhaumer Devotee (426) Aug 11, 2010 New York

    Trader Joe's Vintage Ale! $4.99 for 750mL of good beer.
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  25. Mavajo

    Mavajo Zealot (572) Feb 10, 2007 Georgia

    That map never makes sense to me. Georgia has some of the lowest beer prices in the nation, yet the 3rd highest beer taxes?
  26. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,313) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    A sixer of anything new glarus
  27. Beefytits4

    Beefytits4 Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2011 Illinois

    NB Ranger. $7.99 a sixer and amazing beer.
  28. Skoallrebel

    Skoallrebel Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012

    Yuengling $1.80 for a 24 ounce can
  29. ZethOfTheNorth

    ZethOfTheNorth Devotee (404) Jan 31, 2012 Louisiana

    This is old times, but a 16 oz. of this was $.99 at the deli in Brooklyn I used to live above.
    Then they lost their liquor license. (Bummer face.)
  30. Shmeal

    Shmeal Devotee (409) Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
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    10 Barrel Apocalypse IPA. $10 a sixer
  31. NumberNone

    NumberNone Disciple (354) Mar 12, 2012 Maryland

    SN Pale Ale and Torpedo. $5.99/6 pack at my local Total Wine if I have a $1.00 off email coupon ($6.99 otherwise).
  32. LMT

    LMT Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2009 Virginia

    SNPA 6.99/ 6-pack
    vicotry prima pils 7.99/ 6-pack

    And a recent bargain at Costco...
    Duvel 750ml. 3 of them for $21
  33. DaftCaskBC

    DaftCaskBC Meyvn (1,115) May 7, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    If I drive to WA, then its either Deschutes Mirror Pond, Obsidian or Red Chair Pale Ale. $6 for 6.

    Up here in BC, its either St Ambroise Pale Ale, Lighthouse Switchback IPA or Red Racer IPA. $12-$13 for 6.
  34. ThickNStout

    ThickNStout Poo-Bah (2,148) Mar 8, 2011 Georgia
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    Agreed with all those above stating the great value of most Lagunitas.
  35. BasterdInABasket

    BasterdInABasket Aspirant (247) Nov 8, 2010 Wisconsin

    Cases, 12 Packs, 6 Packs: SN
    Four Packs: Founders BS and IS, Rasputin
    Bombers: Lagunitas, SN NH/SH/PA
  36. DanE

    DanE Disciple (328) Feb 24, 2012 Connecticut

    Not where i am in CT :slight_frown:
  37. BedetheVenerable

    BedetheVenerable Meyvn (1,023) Sep 5, 2008 Missouri

    $6.99 for sixers of Boulevard and (sometimes) Schlafly can't be beat for quality and value. $5.99 for a sixer of Dundee Oktoberfest isn't half bad either!
  38. cruzmissile72

    cruzmissile72 Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Connecticut

    When I lived in Hawai'i most recently Deschutes was my go to. Now in CT NEBCO and Sam Adams and SN are all good less expensive options. One thing I love about CT is that I can buy beer anywhere. I lived in PA for almost 8 years and the whole beer distributor have to buy a case thing is ridiculous and 6 pack shops were often very limited.
  39. Fitwitchik

    Fitwitchik Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2011 Ohio

    Alaskan Amber $7.99
    Case of Zombie Dust$35
    Commodore Perry by Great Lakes $8.99 is a steal!
  40. pk18

    pk18 Aspirant (252) Jun 12, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    I am in Wisconsin, and this is correct.
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