What's your favorite 'cheap' beer?

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  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    The wild and the pure.
    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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    ratboycom Senior member

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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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    Britalian Senior member

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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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    Britalian Senior member

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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..
     


  6. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    This beer snobbery amuses me.


    Budweiser here.

    Lone Star and Natural Light aren't bad either.

    If I'm going to be elitist over a beverage, it's going to be fine tea, not beer lol
     


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    briancl Senior member

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    Lone Star and Natural Light aren't bad either.

    They aren't great, either.

    One thing that amuses me is how easily offended some members are when people are 'elitist' or 'snobs' about a non-clothing item on this forum. If we enjoy finely tailored clothing, why shouldn't we also enjoy a well crafted beer, well engineered car, or well designed piece of furniture?
     


  8. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    i used to buy 'lucky lager' when i was young and poor. i think it's made in washington state. it was the cheapest beer in the market--even cheaper than pabst.

    i rarely drink beer now, but when i do, i just order whatever my friend is having.
     


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    I drink Rainier almost exclusively. About 50% of the time it's skunky and a chore to choke down, but I find it tastes better if you pronounce it "rahn-yay".
     


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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...


    I think 20 oz. = 1 'imperial' (UK?) pint....[​IMG]
     


  11. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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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..

    How cheap is it in Michigan?

    On the other side of the lake, I pay $8-$9 for a 6-pack depending on the beer and also on the store.

    I really like the Oberon, and the Two-Hearted Ale. Have yet to try the others.
     


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    They aren't great, either.

    One thing that amuses me is how easily offended some members are when people are 'elitist' or 'snobs' about a non-clothing item on this forum. If we enjoy finely tailored clothing, why shouldn't we also enjoy a well crafted beer, well engineered car, or well designed piece of furniture?


    There is a fine line between appreciating quality items of any kind and being elitist about it. In respect to clothing, the former could apply to someone who likes dressing well and paying money for expensive clothing, but has no qualms about wearing cheap basics when the situation calls for it, such as throwing on a ratty t-shirt and gym shorts to work out. Elitism, at least in its pejorative context, entails condescending to others to don't share or recognize one's expensive tastes and summararily dismissing anything that doesn't match up with the finest as trash. I would also add being absurdly out of touch with common sense to my characterization of an elitist (e.g. someone complaining about Target not carrying Kiton or lamenting how Western civilization is dying because people don't wear suits and ties for daily errands).

    That's actually why I prefer your average beer connoisseur to connoisseurs of other items. Most serious beer drinkers and brewers I've met appreciate quality beers, but don't get a sense of self-superiority over their tastes or consider themselves above drinking inferior beer if it fits a certain setting (e.g. my last semester of college, I would keep a fridge full of microbrews and the occasional Trappist beer, but have no qualms about going to keg parties with friends and downing the usual Beast or Busch). This is a stark contrast to, say, wine snobs, who seem to think their tastes bestow upon them a sophistication that makes them superior to anyone who doesn't share their tastes.

    To answer the original theme of the thread, my favorite mass-market beers would be Shiner Bock (I'm in Texas, obviously), Blue Moon, and Heineken. If we want to take "cheap" further, I would say Lone Star, Bud Light, and Beast Light are all old standbys. Of course, once you get into the realm of super cheap beers, there's not really much difference one way or the other, and they all pretty much do the job of getting you drunk eventually.
     


  13. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Because I say you can't damn it.

    BTW Shiner Bock is obviously the best beer of all time
     


  14. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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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?
    There's nothing wrong with Czech Bud or Staropramen.
     


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    My favorite beers are Heineken, Sam Adams, Becks and Corona. I don't give a damn what anyone says.
     


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