What is your "bargain beer"?

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  1. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

    Santa Fe's Chicken Killer barleywine for $5 / bomber
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  2. Morningstorm

    Morningstorm Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2011 Netherlands

    All trappists (except the Westvleteren) for $2 a piece.
  3. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Arizona

    I'd say Descutes Black Butte Porter for $2.79 a bomber, their Inversion IPA, Black Butte or Obsidian for around $7.99 a six or one of my favorite locals San Tan Brewing Hopshock IPA or Devil's Ale for around $9 a six. I usually lean towards San Tan for my bargain beers. Unfortunately, I don't buy "bargain" often enough...
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  4. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

    I'm with you... i don't buy bargain enough... i've been trying really hard the past 3 months to really watch how much i spend on beer though. It's been working. buying twelve packs helps keep $/oz down for sure. Also, a dabbling bourbon habit also keeps cost down if you don't buy anything top shelf :wink:
  5. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Arizona

    My problem is I decided to "dabble" more in hard liquor and landed on Scotch. $50 is around average for a bottle there, but luckily that $50 can last me many months (my last purchase, Aberlour A'dunadh, was in July I believe and is still around 60% full)
  6. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

    I still haven't picked up scotch or even really developed a palate for it. I landed on bourbon and so far the most expensive bottle i've left the liquor store with was $60. And i felt guilty for a week... decent bourbon is about $26-30 a bottle, and lasts me about three weeks give or take.
  7. canucklehead

    canucklehead Poo-Bah (2,464) Mar 7, 2003 British Columbia (Canada)

    In BC there are no bargains to be had but Lagunitas and Bear Republic have the best pricing on US bombers at around $6.15 to 6.99 a beer. In the US I often pick up a 12 pack of Full Sail Session Dark lager for about $11.
  8. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Arizona

    I tried Scotch once when I was about 19 and it was the most god awful thing I had ever imbibed. However, now that I have developed a palate for more malty beers (like browns, scotch ales, barleywines [not the US-super-hopped ones], etc) I find I can appreciate Scotch much more. I haven't had a ton though, so I don't consider myself nearly as educated as I am with beer. I have only had Glenfiddich 15 Year, Johnnie Walker Blue and Aberlour A'bunadh. I hate to say it but the Blue (retail around $300 per bottle, but my friend got it through the USAF Commisary for around $160) was definitley the best I have had. Glenfiddich follows in 2nd. The Aberlour is good but at 59.8%, its a bit strong for my tastes.
  9. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,412) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    The cheapest bomber mentioned in this thread was 3.50 and that works out to over 14.00 for equivalent 6 pack of 12 oz.'ers. Bombers can pretty much never be the answer to bargain beer.

    Around here can't beat 9.00 for a six of Captain Lawrence Captain's Kolsch.
  10. Prh27

    Prh27 Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2012 Virginia

    My favorite bargain beer so far is Sixpoint Diesel. The 16 oz. cans were $0.99 or $3.79 a four pack. I stocked up and drank them regularly for months. Too bad they are seasonal, but it should be that time of year soon.
  11. Quaffer

    Quaffer Crusader (746) Jan 31, 2003 Nevada

    A 30-pack of Hamm's for $12.99. Boom. It does nicely as my bulk summer/lake beer.

    Boulevard sixers are usually $6 to $7 here, which is about the best craft beer margin in the area.
  12. americanjones

    americanjones Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2010 New York

    sounds like i should move. you guys are quoting some killer prices.
  13. Bonis

    Bonis Defender (630) Jul 28, 2010 Ohio

    Best tasting bargain beer: Anything Lagunitas
    Other good bargain beer: Anything from Trader Joe's
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  14. Mattitude13

    Mattitude13 Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2012 Florida

    New Belgium bombers for 3 bucks. Their IPA, fat tire, and red hoptober are all great for the price. I have never seen half these beers at the prices you guys are getting them. A six pack of anything around here is at minimum 10 bucks.
  15. Mattitude13

    Mattitude13 Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2012 Florida

    Or 4 pack as in old Rasputins case.
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  16. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
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    Sun King Osiris Growler fills on Friday.

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  17. luisc123

    luisc123 Initiate (173) Oct 20, 2011 California

    Deschutes' 6-packs at 7.99. Any of them will do.
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  18. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Poo-Bah (2,755) Oct 15, 2011 Maryland
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    I live in Maryland, where the words "beer" and "bargain" go together like oil and water, but getting a 12 pack of Yuengling for $10 satiates me well enough.
  19. pneumaticaxe

    pneumaticaxe Initiate (129) Mar 3, 2010 New Jersey

    as of right now i can get narragansett lager for 4.50 a sixer of 16oz. Best deal evvaarrr.
    ...and as stated above you cant go wrong with a 12 pack of yeungling for 10 bucks or especially the loose 24 case for 15.
  20. shand

    shand Meyvn (1,424) Jul 13, 2010 Florida
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    I'm all about the Sierra Nevada 12-packs. I live in what I'd say is a state with a moderate price for beer (Florida), and 13 bucks for a twelve of Torpedo is a miracle.

    When Celebration comes out in a month or so, it'll be more than a miracle. There's going to be so much Celebration in my fridge. SO MUCH.

    Cigar City Maduro sixers for 8 bucks isn't a bad deal by any means at all either.
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  21. raythealeman

    raythealeman Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2010 Connecticut

    30 pack of Genny Cream for 14.99
  22. RandyV

    RandyV Initiate (126) Aug 8, 2010 Arizona

    12-pack of torpedo for $10.99? Thats a gonga deal!
  23. JohnQVD

    JohnQVD Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2011 New York

    Any time I can find Founders sixers for less than $10 I consider that a bargain. Besides that, the closest thing I generally get to bargain is if the Co-Op or the Tops has a seasonal six of something on sale or if I'm buying cider.
  24. KYGunner

    KYGunner Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2012 Kentucky

    Yuengling Black and Tan......8.99 a 12 pack!
  25. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Zealot (595) Aug 13, 2009 Indiana
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    Two Heart Ale gets my vote
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  26. CraftBeerAsia

    CraftBeerAsia Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2013 Singapore

    Lots of craft beer in The Philippines. Check out Beers Paradise in Makati, Craft Pub in The Fort or The Bottle Shop just to name a few. Global Beer Exchange imports Rogue, Stone, Gordon Biersch, Ballast Point, BrewDog, Unibroue and others and are distributed to over 100 places around Manila. Local brews include GPoint Bar in Malate, Katipunan Craft Ales... Another great spot is Gilmore Wines and Spirits with a great import selection including Sam Adams. Cheers!
  27. dmdoub

    dmdoub Initiate (152) Nov 5, 2005 North Carolina
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    Widmer Rotator IPA - case for $24.99
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  28. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poo-Bah (2,119) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    Any sixer under $7.99 is a steal in my city, but there's not anything other than Boulevard Pilsner for less than that. I consider bargain beer Hamms or Coors Extra Gold. Otherwise there's not really a Golden Ticket where I live.
  29. 510a

    510a Disciple (397) Jan 12, 2013 Washington
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    Pac NW so Deschutes, Sierra, New Belgium, also an
    excellent IPA bomber Goodlife Descendr only $4 , Try it!
  30. BrewStew58

    BrewStew58 Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2011 New York

    I don't know if anyone said it but founders breakfast stout is about to be $10-$12 a six pack. $40 for a case of FBS yes please!
  31. Hermthegerm

    Hermthegerm Aspirant (264) Oct 13, 2012 Pennsylvania

    $10 a 6 pack?

    Its $11 a 4 pack in my area.
  32. BrewStew58

    BrewStew58 Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2011 New York

    It's been said they are keeping the price and moving to a sixer. So soon it should be $11 for a six pack for you. Unless the store has other plans.
  33. Hermthegerm

    Hermthegerm Aspirant (264) Oct 13, 2012 Pennsylvania

    You just made my day!
  34. ESeab

    ESeab Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    Thomas Creek X-Trem IPA. $8.99 a 4 pack of 12.5% abv. This deal doesn't get any love
  35. BrewStew58

    BrewStew58 Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2011 New York

    It's on founders website, so I recant my "it's been said" and say "it's confirmed that"
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  36. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (825) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    SNPA even at $8.49 a 6 pack, it's a better deal than a 12 pacy of PBR for $9.99!
  37. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Zealot (551) Jul 13, 2011 Florida
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    Narragansett Lager $5.99 for a 6 pack of 16 oz'ers. Or SNPA 12 pack/$12.99
  38. mwar

    mwar Initiate (0) Jun 15, 2012 Kentucky

    Sun King Wee Mac
  39. Rickythejeweler

    Rickythejeweler Disciple (332) Dec 1, 2009 Maryland
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    6 pack of Sierra Nevada Torpedo for $7.99 is a steal because it tastes very similar to Stone Ruination which goes for $17.99 for a 6 pack!
  40. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    black boss porter is pretty reasonable. can't recall what I paid.
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