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What's your favorite 'cheap' beer?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Soph, Nov 25, 2006.

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    Boreale Blanche/Rousse/Noire. It's a microbrew, but retails for about $8/6-pack in Quebec. Not bargain-beer cheap, but cheaper than most mainstream lager swill.
     
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    Blue Moon

    If it's swill you're asking about, or perhaps I'm at an establishment that plays both Country and Western music and my choices are limited, then Miller Lite it is!

    Cheaper than Miller Lite? Sorry, give me the keys, I'll have a coke.
     
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    Bud, if Blue Moon is available, I'll take that.
    Natty Ice isn't too bad if you drink it really cold and you're really shit faced.
     
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    Miller High Life, aka "The Champagne of Beers."

    Seriously. Not Miller Lite, not MGD. High Life.
     
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    Rolling Rock, Mickey's, Leinenkugels, or High Life.
     
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    High Life is pretty good. MGD isn't bad, but it's not good either.

    By pure volume, PBR is my #1. However, in the same price bracket (the ~$7 1/2-rack of cans), I slightly prefer Olympia.

    Bud, Bud light, Busch, and all those other football beers, along with all animal beers are disgusting to me. Budweiser especially is just nasty. And Coors light. Yuck.

    Into the next bracket (the ~$9 12-pack of bottles), Henry Weinhard's is pretty decent, and their Summer Wheat is a really good approximation of Blue Moon, which is one of my favorites but costs a bit more. I also like Molson Canadian here. Well, I wouldn't say I like it, but it's acceptable. Kokanee has worn out its welcome with me after being a staple for a long bad period of college.

    Above here, we're not talking cheap beer anymore.
     
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    Bud. edit: Czech Bud, not the frat-boy American stuff, quite rightly mentioned as disgusting by another here. Czech Bud only 87 cents for 500ml. Half price of what I recall paying in the UK. BTW. in the coffee thread, what does 20oz equate to in volume? Are Americans the only ones who use a weight - imperial at that - for liquids?
     
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    High Life is pretty good. MGD isn't bad, but it's not good either.

    By pure volume, PBR is my #1. However, in the same price bracket (the ~$7 1/2-rack of cans), I slightly prefer Olympia.

    Bud, Bud light, Busch, and all those other football beers, along with all animal beers are disgusting to me. Budweiser especially is just nasty. And Coors light. Yuck.

    Into the next bracket (the ~$9 12-pack of bottles), Henry Weinhard's is pretty decent, and their Summer Wheat is a really good approximation of Blue Moon, which is one of my favorites but costs a bit more. I also like Molson Canadian here. Well, I wouldn't say I like it, but it's acceptable. Kokanee has worn out its welcome with me after being a staple for a long bad period of college.

    Above here, we're not talking cheap beer anymore.

    The liquor store by USC had cases of Olympia for about a week. Pretty damn decent for a cheapie. Stroh's or Hamm's isn't bad, either. Everything else tastes great when hammered like DarknWorn said. I used to buy 24pks of Natty every week for a few consecutive summers. It was like having bragging rights that you could and DID drink it. Miller Lite is easily the top tier of the "cheap" beers.
     
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    We had a contest a while ago amongst friends to see who could find the cheapest beer. Of course, there are the standards such as Hamms ($3.79 for a 12 pack), Special Export ($7.99 for 24 pack), and Steel Reserve 211 ($1.99 for a 4-pack of 16oz cans, 8.1% alcohol). The winner of the contest went to an inner-city liquor store where they found cans marked 'Beer', no real brand, and paid $2.99 for a 12 pack. They also found cigarettes there simply marked 'Cigarettes' which were $1.79 a pack.
     
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    you see you go to a place that looks like this: [​IMG] inside it has one of these: [​IMG] and then they serve it like this: [​IMG] and then you pay the guy 4000 dong a glass - 25 cents or so. Then you drink and hope for the best. Tom and I went to a bia hoi in Lao Cai (on the Chinese border) that sold three things...beer, yoghurt, and toilets. Go figure. When I first arrived here I shared a house with a guy that used to take one of those 15 litre water bottle things with the little tap at the bottom down to the bia hoi, fill it up for like 3 or 4 bucks, throw it in the fridge, and hey, you got yourself a party.
     
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    We had a contest a while ago amongst friends to see who could find the cheapest beer. Of course, there are the standards such as Hamms ($3.79 for a 12 pack), Special Export ($7.99 for 24 pack), and Steel Reserve 211 ($1.99 for a 4-pack of 16oz cans, 8.1% alcohol). The winner of the contest went to an inner-city liquor store where they found cans marked 'Beer', no real brand, and paid $2.99 for a 12 pack. They also found cigarettes there simply marked 'Cigarettes' which were $1.79 a pack.
    I've been searching for these elusive "beer" cans but never been able to. Oddly enough, it's easy to find their liquor counterparts. Which inner city did they find them in?
     
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    Miller High Life. It's a local brew for me, so it's usually cheaper then even the crappy 'frat party' brews, which is nice.

    That sad, Leinenkugels is probably my main brew, since it's not too much more than High Life and it's a lot better.
     
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    Bud. edit: Czech Bud, not the frat-boy American stuff, quite rightly mentioned as disgusting by another here. Czech Bud only 87 cents for 500ml. Half price of what I recall paying in the UK. BTW. in the coffee thread, what does 20oz equate to in volume? Are Americans the only ones who use a weight - imperial at that - for liquids?
    Fluid oz. Twenty is 2.5 cups, so just over a pint.
     
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    I refuse to drink anything lower than Henrys Blue Boar Pale Ale. I drank a glass of Keystone Light once (playing beer pong at a party about two years ago) and almost instantly threw up from the pure awfulness of the beer. Basically I would drink plain water before most all domestic pisswater beers.
     
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    Fluid oz. Twenty is 2.5 cups, so just over a pint.
    16oz = 1 US pint
    Jesus!
     
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    Bill Hicks: ...go to some of these truck stops in the middle of nowhere, order coffee, guy behind the counter goes 'you want the 32 oz or the large?'

    How big is that large?

    You gonna wanna pull your car 'round back... I'm gonna start the pump...
     
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    Bell's brewery out of Kalamazoo is the best local brew for cheap. When I don't have their beers as a choice, I go for a non-light beer with some flavor..
     

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