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Your favorite "cheap quick buzz" beers

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Derranged, Feb 27, 2012.

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  1. Steeeve

    Steeeve Nov 16, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Not anymore, unfortunately. My girlfriend used to live near the Maryland border so we'd drive the 15 minutes to get better prices. Now we live together near Philly, and all beer prices here blow.
  2. TheJollyHop

    TheJollyHop Sep 2, 2009 California

    Oh holier than thou! :p

    Why even bother posting in this thread then?
  3. r0nburgundy69

    r0nburgundy69 Jan 27, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    big flats is the worst beer ive ever tried.
  4. chocosushi

    chocosushi May 1, 2011 Oklahoma

    If we're talking quick & cheap as in easy to knock back in one night,
    I'd go w/ a six pack of Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat.

    If we're talking a cheap, one & done, high abv beer I'd go with Baltika #9 in the can.

    If we're talking about a combo of the two, I'd definitely go w/ Boulevard Nutcracker.
  5. Derranged

    Derranged Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Yea some BA's like to judge the BA's who drink for buzz as well as taste.
  6. LivingWeapon

    LivingWeapon Oct 29, 2012 Illinois

    PBR or Rolling Rock for me... The liquor I go to usually has both for like $11.99 for a 30.

    So its an uncontrollable need to post I see.
  7. TheJollyHop

    TheJollyHop Sep 2, 2009 California

    Pshh everyone knows that if beer had no alcohol we would all still drink it for the taste ;)
  8. wiscokid920

    wiscokid920 Apr 27, 2011 Wisconsin

    If I'm drinking to get buzzed up I go with my local brewery's IPA (Pearl Street Brewery in La Crosse, WI). It's tasty, and under $8 for a 6 pack. If I bring in the receipt to the tasting room I get a free pint. If I bring back 10 empty 6 pack cases, I get a free growler fill.

    I'm a college student in a college town...needless to say, I have gotten quite a few growler fills haha
  9. Derranged

    Derranged Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Many would. I don't doubt that there are lot of BA's that drink just for taste.
  10. beercanman

    beercanman Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    Brown shugga. Have never drank a sixer yet. It only hits when I stand up.
  11. mdvatab

    mdvatab Apr 5, 2006 Indiana

    In fairness, I probably should have just left well enough alone, since I didn't agree w/ the whole premise of the thread. Maybe I was grumpy, maybe I had a few drinks, I'm not sure. Since you're pointing this out, I'm sure all of your posts are on-topic and well thought-out, correct? Or do you also have an uncontrollable need to post?
  12. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Jul 15, 2012 Ohio

    Mickey's Fine Malt Liquor for me. :eek:
  13. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    You can pick up cases of New Glarus beer for $28 most places.
  14. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Jan 10, 2013 Wyoming

    Usually a local readily available IPA. Can get sixers for $8.00 or less, they're a bit higher octane than other things (6-7%), and refreshing and easy to drink.

    Old Chub is also really no more expensive than any other sixer, and it's 8%.

    Or, I'm still not above filling a cooler with cans of PBR.
  15. leedorham

    leedorham Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    Really? I bought some for slug bait last spring and tried it. It was really flavorless and a shitty beer for sure but I've certainly tasted worse.
  16. VictorRodriguez

    VictorRodriguez Feb 26, 2012 California

    Sierra Nevada Torpedo! 6 pk for $7.99
  17. RyanLigeia

    RyanLigeia Dec 27, 2011 North Carolina

    It is in Springfield/Holyoke/Western MA...$4 a bag, from what I've been told anyways. :cool:
  18. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Genesee Cream Ale sixer of tall boys for $3.99. Or the 30 case for $13.99 for a nice long wknd.
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  19. LivingWeapon

    LivingWeapon Oct 29, 2012 Illinois

    Eh just saying. Wasn't trying to be a dick. I guess what tone you read that in you could take it that way. And yes I will admit I have an uncontrollable need to post/enter conversations/give my take on things. ;)
  20. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Aug 13, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Natty Ice. If I am looking to get drunk for the best money to alcohol ratio this has got to be one the the highest.
  21. cway2031

    cway2031 Jan 27, 2013 Illinois

    I drink my mouthwash when I need a quick buzz. Does that count? That Vanilla-Mint Listerine is some good sh*t.
  22. Derranged

    Derranged Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Isn't that poisonous?
  23. StylzMC

    StylzMC Dec 15, 2012 Yukon (Canada)

    While its not exactly cheap, Victory Golden Monkey 6 pack for 12.99. All the alcohol of a 12 pack for the same price... but half the fluid and half the full stomach.
  24. cway2031

    cway2031 Jan 27, 2013 Illinois

    I was just kidding. For the record, I do not recommend anyone drink listerine. Or Scope. Or even Generic Brand Mouth Wash.
  25. Crusader

    Crusader Feb 4, 2011 Sweden

    If I want both cheap and tasty I'd go with this one, Bellman 6,0. It's relatively cheap and the 6% packs a decent punch yet it's not overly sweet (which is the downfall of most pale lager beers around 6% and above). Once you get into the 7% pale lager beers they're just sugary sweet and alcoholic with nothing to hide behind (I think this one might still be an all-malt beer, the 7% lager beers all use sugar to boost the alcohol here).
  26. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Jan 11, 2013 New York

    Zweic Porter, Like licking an aluminum bat that grazed a spill of lousy porter. There is good reason why we don't drink Polish beer.
  27. TheGoldsmith

    TheGoldsmith Jan 20, 2013 Missouri

    Love me some Tallgrass Halcyon. And they've moved it from the 12oz to the tallboys now!
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  28. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
    Beer Trader

    But yes, the vanilla mint is delicious.
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  29. chocosushi

    chocosushi May 1, 2011 Oklahoma

    Say Whaaaaaat???
    We haven't gotten this in Oklahoma City yet,
    still in sixers or just four packs now??
  30. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Jan 11, 2013 New York

    Otter Creek Spring Bock. Cheap, decent, quaffable and strong enough to get the job done if the job need be done
  31. Derranged

    Derranged Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Sorry to hear that. It tasted fine when I had it.
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  32. TheGoldsmith

    TheGoldsmith Jan 20, 2013 Missouri

    When I saw them they were 4 packs like the rest of the Tallgrass offerings. It's only been this last month that I saw them.
  33. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    4 pack of Old Raspy is only $8.99 around here. 9% abv should do the trick if that's what you're looking for.
  34. SometimesIfart

    SometimesIfart Jun 4, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Molson Ice and Keystone Ice. Keystone Ice is smoother than what the ratings on here would have you believe in my opinion, and around here you can get ten 24oz. Cans for $10. Neither is a craft beer by any means, but both are smooth lagers with good flavor for what they are.
  35. gatornation

    gatornation Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    i dont drink beer for a buzz really i love the taste and styles of beer if i want a buzz i 420
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  36. Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Jul 24, 2008 Wisconsin

    Back in the day New Glarus Alt was an absolute steal. $7/sixer for a beer that had 9.5% abv. Drink that sixer and your going to be well on your way. Now it would be either High Life or Best Premium.
  37. diesel59

    diesel59 Jan 3, 2012 New York

    lately its been 24oz. Milwaukees Best Ice.......... @ 5.9% five or six of these feel pretty good...................
  38. diesel59

    diesel59 Jan 3, 2012 New York

    Maybe thats why I always find myself in the 30 pack section:confused:
  39. JoeyDankNug

    JoeyDankNug Aug 4, 2011 New York

    Definitely steel reserve.that 2-1-1 son
  40. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    Caldera, decent alcohol plus hop high!
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