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  posted on 4/5/2009 at 05:11 PM
Yes, I know it sounds like a contradiction, but due to my economic situation quickly heading somewhat "South", I find that being a "beer snob" is no longer financially feasiable. The days of $15 "12-pack" of Sam Adams and other such brews is quickly coming to an end. Anyway, trying to find a reasonable good tasting American lager that in the less than $10 a 12-pack range (btw, that's bottles, not cans, IMHO cans leave a metallic aftertaste). Right now, I'm drinking a Miller High Life, which I used to drink "way back in the day" and it ain't bad, especially considering I paid $6.99 for a twelve pack of bottles. All suggestions apreciated, but please be kind, as some of us are having to live on a somwhat 'fixed income" nowadays.

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  posted on 4/5/2009 at 05:15 PM
I've been drinking PBR.

And I've gotten to where I like it better than Bud. And I've been a Bud drinker for over 30 years

 

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  posted on 4/5/2009 at 05:36 PM
40 ounce Mickey's - $2.19 at the local grocery. Two of them will get you through an entire Beacon show on Moogis. It worked for me for the entire run, although my wife complained about me being a little "gassy".



 

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  posted on 4/5/2009 at 06:09 PM
I don't think you can beat the wallet impact with High Life. I prefer bottles, but at $8.99 for a 12-pk of bottles and $14.99 for a 30-pk of cans, I tend to revert to the cans. Drinking one now as I type

Back in school 10 years ago or so, I thought the 15-pks of Stroh's was passable too for the price - as good as any other domestic beer, but I haven't seen them in the stores in quite awhile (although haven't been looking either).

Steel Reserve is another that ain't half bad. I think I tried it based on the recommendation of Hophead in a similar thread here about passable cheap swill. Hophead was the first to recommend to me my now favorite beer, Terrapin Rye Ale ($$), so I trust his judgment. The black can version of Steel Reserve has higher alcohol content, but seems to me to be a bit harder to drink. The silver can is slightly lower alcohol content, but still quite high at 8%, and tastes better to me. I can only find the black version in 40 oz. cans though, which takes awhile to finish. The silver version comes in conventional 12-packs as well as 4-packs of standard 16 oz. tall-boys.

I find when I want to "splurge" that some of the older imports that were previously thought of as high-end many years ago are cheap and actually still taste quite good. I've found Lowenbrau and St. Pauli's Girl for $9.99 or $10.99 a 12-pk, which is only about a dollar more than Budweiser. Lowenbrau is no longer made by Miller in the U.S. under license. It is imported from Germany now from the original brewer, and taste quite different than what I recall the Miller-brewed fake Lowenbrau tasting like (the current stuff being much much better). Well worth giving that a try if you can find it for the price of Budweiser.

 

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  posted on 4/5/2009 at 06:12 PM
l like Natural Lights. Stay away from Natural Ice, it could lead to trouble!!
 

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  posted on 4/5/2009 at 06:38 PM
Still drinking Coors Light, most of the time a 12 pack is for sale $10 or under. I try to get the bottles, but the cans for coors light are not too bad, not much of a metal after taste you can get with others
 

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  posted on 4/5/2009 at 06:40 PM
$10 case of PBR Tall Boys

mmmm, Beer

 

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  posted on 4/5/2009 at 07:15 PM
Natural Light, $6.99 12 pack bottles.

Only problem is if you are used to drinking Grolsch, Heineken, Stella Artois...Natural Lights are so, well, light that you go through them quicker and end up drinking more if you aren't careful.

 

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  posted on 4/5/2009 at 07:34 PM
I used to drink Budweisers and they started giving me awful headaches....

Natural Lights are my beer of choice....about $7.19 per 12 pack in Aiken, SC

 

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  posted on 4/5/2009 at 08:57 PM
I used to be a Bud man, but like you I got headache from them. Switched to Mich Light, then Ultra, but every now and then I drink one of Dusty's Natural's and they're pretty good, but I love my Ultra.

 

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  posted on 4/5/2009 at 09:28 PM


Don't know how good it is but they don't come any cheaper than this.

 

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  posted on 4/5/2009 at 10:30 PM
I am not giving up the good taste of a great Scotch Ale or a great lager so i am just drinking less working out more and low and behold drink less beer get more exercise instant wt. loss...

 

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  posted on 4/5/2009 at 11:01 PM
Miller High Life. yep, i like it...

 

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  posted on 4/5/2009 at 11:12 PM
My wife's family are the kings of name brand cheap beer. Busch Light, Nat Light, High Life, Beast, Genessee, etc. I used to think it would kill them to buy some Miller Lite or Bud. Recently at a party they had PBR and I must say it wasn't bad, I might even buy some for the house.

You want to talk cheap, I saw a case of Brew City I think it was at Beer 4 Less in New Castle PA for maybe $9.

 

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  posted on 4/5/2009 at 11:43 PM
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Don't know how good it is but they don't come any cheaper than this.


I thin I had some of this as complimentary crap on a flight and I couldn't choke down more than one sip...

 

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  posted on 4/6/2009 at 02:32 AM
PBR- It gets a bad rap, but this is a very solid cheap beer
Old Milwaukee
Yuengling Premium and Yuengling Premium Light- Not Lager, cheaper, better IMO

 

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  posted on 4/6/2009 at 05:55 AM
30 pack of Genesse Light for $11.99 - the great outdoors in a glass!

 

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  posted on 4/6/2009 at 07:59 AM
I don't know if they bottle the stuff or not , but avoid Schafer . It's awful ... tastes like the smell of fresh dog crap . We always take it with us as "punishment" on the golf course . The loser of the hole has to pound one . Take it from me , I had to drink 4 in the span of 20 minutes once . That beer could make one hell of an interrogation tool .
 

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  posted on 4/6/2009 at 08:31 AM
Supermarkets in the U.K are falling over themselves trying to offer the cheapest priced lagers and Beers. You can usually get 12-18 cans or bottles for between £12-£15. On some occasions its 2 packs for £15, thats 24 or 36 cans or bottles. And if you work there its also 10% discount.

 

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  posted on 4/6/2009 at 08:44 AM
Paying less for beer makes good fiscal sense, seeing as you are only "renting" beer to start with.

 

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  posted on 4/6/2009 at 09:09 AM
There is no such thing as good cheap beer!!!!

 

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  posted on 4/6/2009 at 09:21 AM
In normal variety, for "cheap" beer, I like Rolling Rock, Miller Gen Draft and Coors. In the light category, I prefer Miller Lite but Bud Light and Coors Light are decent too.

I don't know when I realized it, but Bud aggravates my asthma - I think it's the yeast. That could be what's giving others headaches??

 

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  posted on 4/6/2009 at 09:21 AM
I actually kinda like the Miller Hi-Life light, not Miller lite but actual Hi-Life Light, not every one carries it, light, smooth, refreshing, give it a try...........Peace.........joe

PS. I've had Friends who were into brewing their own, not sure in the long run how cost effective this would be, I've tasted some hits and misses, but on occasion they've brewed some truly bad-a$$ beer.

[Edited on 4/6/2009 by crazyjoe]

 

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  posted on 4/6/2009 at 09:24 AM

I buy this at a local store. 13.99 a case cans warm

[Edited on 4/6/2009 by jszfunk]

 

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  posted on 4/6/2009 at 09:26 AM
Lionshead

http://www.lionbrewery.com/

 

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