questionswhat is your favorite inexpensive beer?

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What exactly do you mean by inexpensive? Like Bud Light inexpensive or just less expensive than Magic Hat/microbrews?

Anyways, I vote Sam Adams Boston Lager, less expensive microbrew and delicious (and not too hoppy and darker than other lagers)

edit: Also, what party season is coming up? It's January...? Do you just mean Superbowl?

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Can't go wrong with Shiner. Inexpensive is a sliding scale, so I'm not sure if that's what you're looking for.

Also, Amber Bock. Almost certainly cheaper than Shiner, and kind of a similar taste. Not really, but kinda.

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@rprebel: I agree, plus it fits the criteria made in Texas, right?

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@jjj611: Shiner, Texas. Just outside of Austin.

Clarification to previous post: Michelob Amber Bock.

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Inexpensive as in only slightly more than (or less than!) $1 per beer.

I do love Shiner. They are one of the more reliable beers around here. But I hoped y'all might have a few go-to alternatives if (as in my case) your store of choice (and most of the alternatives) abruptly raised the price by $0.17 per beer.

As to party season, doesn't everyone have parties in late January and February? It can't just be my friends. We will of course do something for the Superbowl, but I'm expecting a good 8-15 parties in the next month.

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It depends if you want them back (Shiner) or never want to see them again (Keystone).

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I really like Mississippi Mud: Black & Tan... It's actually brewed in New York (not Mississippi).. It's a dark ale/lager and you can definitely taste a hint of caramel. I buy them at Andersons for $2.00/quart (which isn't too bad).

Definitely a good flavor.

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Inexpensive? As they sell it in a 30 pack of cans for less than $20?

Simple. Coors Light or Keystone Light. You can buy two cases for less than the price of a tank of gas. In the case of Coors Light you don't end up looking like a complete cheap-o, unless the only beers you and your friends drink are microbrews.

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PBR. Pabst Blue Ribbon, breakfast of champions.

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Session Lager by Full Sail Brewing is my favorite cheap beer. Shiner Bock, Saint Arnold Weedwacker, Sam Adams Boston Lager, Negra Modelo, & Spaten Lager are also good.

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Boston Lager is great for an inexpensive option.

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@figgers3036: Man, I haven't had Keystone since college. I think I'd rather have water instead.

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@mistamoose: You can't get wasted on water... lol

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Yuengling Lager is my choice for low cost brew.

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Killian's red. Smooth, and doesn't taste like water. Costs around $10 for 12. Great, now I'm thirsty. Off for beer...

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Love shiner, back in the day it was a cheap beer, same taste. We're talking like $2 for a 6 pack, Texas only. Now it's everywhere, best on tap for sure.

I think my favorite beer though, which I have only found in TX is ZiegenBock.

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@ganzhimself: Actually... :D you can. But if you drink too much you die. Basically it flushes your electrolytes out of your body and you feel drunk or like crap.

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@ganzhimself: I have to disagree with you. Coors light is vile and should be sued for libellous use of the word beer. I felt bad using it for slug bait when someone left some at my house a while back.

My recommendation for an inexpensive, yet still very drinkable, beer is shock top. Made by one of the mega breweries but extremely tasty. It's a wheat beer that comes in bottles and now has a raspberry variety as well. On the topic of wheat beer there is always Blue Moon (oddly enough a Coors product but it doesn't taste anything like anything labelled Coors) and the seasonal varieties of the same, very good and inexpensive as well.

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@gilfilent: OK... Yeah, that's very true. Over consumption of just about anything can kill you.

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@gilfilent: ZIG! How on Earth did I forget about Ziegenbock. Excellent Texas beer, and not expensive from what I remember.

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Golly, what's with the hate on PBR? It pops up in high-end places, too. I had one just the other day at a fine establishment with a buddy where he had a $18 martini, and I had my $3.50 PBR. Admittedly, that is a lot for PBR ...

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@ganzhimself: Sorry I couldn't help myself!

@rprebel: Hell yeah, its great stuff. I've been out of Texas for a few years now so I don't know how cheap it is anymore. It is some great beer though.

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Another vote for Yuengling. Nothing wrong with consistently good inexpensive beer, and in those respects Yuengling truly comes through.

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Shiner would be my first choice, with Yuengling being the cheaper option (even available in cans for boat/pool events). I, personally go with Abita (soon to be available in cans) as my go-to beer, but it ain't Texas.

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It really depends what area you are in. In general, local beers are usually cheaper. In vermont we got magic hat for relatively cheap. In New York we get Yuengling.

Trader Joe's are in a number of places and they have very cheap beer that can be quite good. Also a lot of Duane Reade's(at least around me) are starting to carry and fill growlers which gives you a great price on good beer.

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A 40 of Cobra. Although the term "beer" isn't necessarily accurate with Cobra. Bud Light/Silver Bullet/PBR are all up there as well.

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my current fav is Burger classic (insert umlaut over the u)does the job, costs me $5.99/12pk cans.
http://www.burgerbeer.com/

Yuengling Just came to Ohio, and is typically running $6.99/6pk bottles

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my favorite inexpensive beer is Darker!

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I enjoy Amber Boch on occasion, but mostly when it comes to cheap stuff i go Bud Light.... cheaper.... PBR... cheaper.... Mickeys but i can't drink that stuff no more

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@mx023: Ahhh, Mickey's...I'll still order the grenades now and again to remind myself of the many horrible mistakes I've made in my life.

And Amber bock ain't all that bad for a cheap lager.

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Keystone Light. I've drunk enough of that to float a ship, I'd wager.

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If you've got enough people to finish a keg, yuengling lager goes for about 80 bucks for a 1/2 barrel size (15.5 gallons) keg.

Works out to a bit less than 50 cents a beer.

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The only issue I have with recommending beers, is that I live in Wisconsin, and therefore nearly everything I would recommend, cannot be had there. Examples:

New Glarus: Spotted cow, and Squirrel Nut Brown
Horney Goat: Stacked Milk Stout
Lakefront brewing: Riverwest Stein or Eastside Dark
Sprecher: Bavarian Black or Stout.
Leinenkugels: Creamy Dark

In wisconsin, you can get all of these for under $1 per beer. I think Sprecher might be possible in Texas, Leinenkugels might be possible, they have limited distribution in other markets as well.

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@lparsons42: Shock Top is made by Budweiser, in it's very very inappropriate attempt at a "microbrew". That orange taste? It's Orange Hi-C. There's a reason why it's so cheap and tastes like it.

If you're looking for cheap beer, like really cheap, PBR. You could also get one of the domestic lights, or Shiner if you can find it at around $10 for a 12 pack.

Now if you want taste and cheap, I would also go for Amber Bock. Much much better than Shock Top. Actually anything is. Even PBR.

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@mistamoose: Me too. Though if you're doing drinking games they're the same thing anyway.

It's not that you're buying the beer, you're just paying rent on it.

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If you're really just asking us what the cheapest thing out there is, it's gotta be Natural Light or Ice. I'm sure Busch and Milwaukee's Best is right there too. If you're a college kid, your friends aren't going to care.

Yuengling is my favorite domestic beer. Not very expensive at all and available by the case. PBR is cheap, and for whatever reason, some people really seem to like it. I'm not a fan, but I guarantee at least some of your friends drink it.

I don't know why people are even mentioning Shock Top. It's ~$7/6-pack. Not even close to inexpensive.

And lastly, though it will take some time, I suggest you get into brewing your own beers. Most DIY beer kits are 5-gallon sized and will take anywhere from 5-12 weeks to complete. FAR cheaper, and with some practice, FAR better beer than what you'll find at WalMart.

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Oh man, I love seeing Yuengling on here so many times. To bad I've run out, and since they don't sell it here I have to have relatives import it to my state for me!

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Really cheap? Busch (in the south) or Hamms (in the north).
Cheap on-tap-everywhere-piss-is-sold domestic American swill? Budwiser.
Cheapish-but-still-not-extremely-cheap decent beer? Shiner Bock, Ziegenbock, Blue Moon, Killian's...your really can't easily go wrong as long as you stay out of the section of all-this-stuff-also-comes-in-cans.