Your favorite "cheap quick buzz" beers

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  1. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (462) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    I'm not promoting alcoholism. However, many of us have those "moments". What are your favorite ones?

    Personally I really like Black Boss Porter and Zweic Porter. They are cheap, strong as hell and I find them to be good-tasting. I also find Natty Daddy and Molson XXX to be better tasting than the reviews on them.
     
  2. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,054) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    I'd drink bourbon or whiskey if I was looking for something quick.
     
  3. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (462) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Way to ruin my thread, denver. HA! No, I see your point.
     
  4. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,054) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Not trying to sabotage it....just answering it as it relates to me.
     
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  5. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (462) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    I know I'm just messing with you. BUT, just for the hell of it.. Are there any cheap strong beers you like by chance?
     
  6. diesel59

    diesel59 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 New York

    oh yeah... straight to the source.....
     
  7. diesel59

    diesel59 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 New York

    avery maharaja... 2 or 3 of those should get you started....

    sorry... i missed cheap in the equation... must be all the cheap genesee i have been drinking....
     
  8. Shoo65

    Shoo65 Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2011 Indiana
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    I couldnt go back to the bud lights, If i cant afford a $9 sixer of torpedo, I should not be drinking. Torpedo is my go to on cheaper good beer, and after six your pretty drunk.
     
  9. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,054) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    I guess it depends on what you consider cheap.

    Yuengling is one of my favorite beers and is definitely economical, though I don't know if it fits into the "cheap" category. I could try to drink those as quickly as possible to get a buzz if it came down to it.
     
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  10. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (462) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    I see what you did there. I was gonna say no way is that Avery beer is cheap.
     
  11. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (462) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    My idea of a cheap fast buzz is something like what I mentioned in the original post, 8.0 and higher and under a 3 dollars. But its not written in stone.
     
  12. RrrStory

    RrrStory Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Indiana

    If you consider Two Hearted cheap thats my go to for a quick buzz.
     
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  13. Devi0us

    Devi0us Initiate (0) May 3, 2011 California

    I tend to drink Cognag if I wanna get a buzz started a little quicker...but just like my beer, it has to be quality Cognac. I usually drink Hennessy Paradis...No shots, just 1 or 2 glasses and sip on it...Once I'm done, I'll have a beer or two and that usually does it for me...

    Cheers!
     
  14. diesel59

    diesel59 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 New York

    i don't know too many cheap beers that will get you where you wanna be right quick.... with all the high end beer that is available to us today, it is tough because most of us have higher tolerances.....
     
  15. aorloski

    aorloski Devotee (437) Oct 11, 2010 Massachusetts

    SN Torpedo, or smuttynose IPA both ~10 bucks a 6 pack
     
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  16. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,054) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Then my answer would be no, no beer that I would go after at this point for the cheap quick buzz.
     
  17. stevefinny

    stevefinny Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 New Jersey
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    If im in the Moment i usually switch over to Scotch or Tequila.
     
  18. FeerBart

    FeerBart Initiate (0) Aug 21, 2011 Colorado

    Hop Notch. 7.3% $7.49 a six pack and delicious
     
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  19. diesel59

    diesel59 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 New York

    i mean alot of bombers out there are equivilent to a bottle of wine.... and how many of those can we put down.... lots...
     
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  20. whyhellomichael

    whyhellomichael Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2011 Virginia

    i 2nd black boss. delicious and great for "the cause"
     
  21. Chugs13

    Chugs13 Zealot (599) Dec 11, 2011 New Jersey
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    Yeah, I drink beer because its delicious. If I was just trying to catch a buzz or get drunk thats when I crack open the J&B.
     
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  22. diesel59

    diesel59 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 New York

    good old justerini @ brooks
     
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  23. berserk4886

    berserk4886 Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2007 Wisconsin

    This is a a great one for the quick buzz. I also think Alesmith's Horny Devil and even the Bigfoot Barleywine are good, quick acting ones
     
  24. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,078) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Skip beer and pick up a MD 20/20.
     
  25. madman45

    madman45 Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2010 Illinois

    Steel Reserve. Put a few tall boys of this delicious nectar down and you'll start feeling loose.
     
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  26. industrialswill

    industrialswill Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2010 Washington

    I was in such a mood and picked up a 24 oz can of Steel Reserve Triple Export for 99 cents today. After 1 of those and a couple homebrews, I'm ready to spend the rest of the night chugging some water.
     
  27. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (462) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Speaking of cheap buzzes, I had Before-After last night. Not nearly as offensive as the reviews suggested, in fact it was surprisingly bland. It tasted like exactly what is was: A very low grade dopplebock. The taste to me was tolerable enough, I guess.. But what I found really off-putting was how flat the beer was. Reminded me of Crazy Horse or Colt 45, you know when you have a forty ounce of it, and you're taking a while to finish it, it starts to get all flat. Yuck, bad memories.
     
  28. BeerThursdays

    BeerThursdays Devotee (415) Feb 28, 2010 Delaware
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    Maybe not the cheapest, but I'd down a bottle of 120 or WWS. Can usually get one for about 8 bucks, and I'd be pretty buzzed off one if I finished it up quickly.
     
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  29. woosterbill

    woosterbill Poo-Bah (2,616) Apr 6, 2009 Kentucky
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    Torpedo is always a solid choice for this; there was a thread recently showing, mathematically, how it was a cheaper drunk than Bud Light.
     
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  30. Aiptasia

    Aiptasia Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2011 Florida

    Considering the bottle price of $9.99 but the alcohol level of FOUR 6% beers, i'd have to go with both DFH 120 & WWS.
     
  31. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,602) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    Trader Joe's Simple Times Lager 2.99 for 6er of 6.2% each can
     
  32. tronto

    tronto Initiate (84) Dec 22, 2010 Kentucky
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    simpler times lager.
     
  33. aorloski

    aorloski Devotee (437) Oct 11, 2010 Massachusetts


    haha, i also weigh this out sometimes. i personally LOVE wws
     
  34. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    any beer can do this if you embrace the tried and true practice of speed pints.

    I like Trinity IPA for this personally.
     
  35. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Aspirant (261) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    BLP (Bud Light Platinum for you noobs), is my go to when I want to go HAM in the clubs...

    But seriously, I would say Hop Stoopid for me. 8% at $4.50 is hard to beat.
     
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  36. EdTheEdge

    EdTheEdge Disciple (388) Mar 26, 2011 California

    Cheap buzz = Tecate
     
  37. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,209) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Both those beers are listed at 18%, so that'd be the equivalent of only "THREE" 6% beers.*

    And, from the same brewery I could get three 6% DFH 60 Minute Ales for a dollar less that that $9.99 price (and have three left over for tomorrow).

    *I guess with the ability to edit a post no longer having
    a time limit, that quote might get "fixed", huh?
     
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  38. Swim424

    Swim424 Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2011 Florida

    Budweiser. Big Flats. Coors. Pabst Blue Ribbon. Bud Light Platinum. Oak Leaf wine (this will get the job done).

    Or you could always do MD20/20. I can't drink that stuff.
     
  39. rogueleonardi

    rogueleonardi Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Ohio

    Great Lakes Commodore Perry. $14 a 12 pack and your drunk for two or three nights.
     
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  40. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poo-Bah (1,895) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    I can't stand getting buzzed on strong beer. It just makes me feel like garbage. I don't know how to explain it, but my buzz from lower ABV beers always "feels" better. Murphy's Stout does an excellent job.
     
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