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What's your favorite 'cheap' beer?

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

  1. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Stylish Dinosaur

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    In college we used to drink Weideman's (sp?), which we could get at the local grocery for something ridiculous like $3.99 per 12-pack.
    As my housemate Mikey once put it, "if you drink it really fast while it's really cold, it's not too bad."
     


  2. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    J, what are you paying for Lowenbrau? I RARELY found Lowenbrau in LA and it sure wasn't "cheap." There's a small liquor store on Melrose near where I worked that sold a 6 pack for $7. That's about the same price for Bittburger.

    No, it's not cheap, but it is cheaper than Bitburger usually. Around $6.5/6pk vs like $17ish/12, off the top of my head. And it goes on sale, which Bit rarely does.
     


  3. DNW

    DNW Stylish Dinosaur

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    "if you drink it really fast while it's really cold, it's not too bad."

    Precisely my approach to cheap beer while in undergrad. Probably 80% of my beer consumption then was Natty Ice. When I felt a little rich, I went for Milwaukee's Best. Stick that shit in the freezer for a couple of minutes before you drink and you're golden.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    My friends and I used to shotgun Natural Ice all the time in college. That was the only way I'd drink it, though.
     


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    Matt [email protected]

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    god, Id forgotten about that crap until this thread. Natural Ice and Keystone Lager, the staples of any fraternity party. Horrid tasting crap.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Actually, maybe it was Keystone Ice. I can't remember. The one that tastes basically like "nothing" with a little bit of "gross" added.
     


  7. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    My friends and I used to shotgun Natural Ice all the time in college. That was the only way I'd drink it, though.
    Nothing says 'thirst-quencher' like a shotgun. Hmm...maybe I'll do one right now.
     


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    odoreater Distinguished Member

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    Don't forget Old Style for cheap, cold and fast.
     


  9. ratboycom

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    Actually, maybe it was Keystone Ice. I can't remember. The one that tastes basically like "nothing" with a little bit of "gross" added.

    Keystone and Natural Ice both taste like nothing with a touch of gross. So really It could be either
     


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    FWIW, I'm pretty sure Sierra Nevada is a California beer.

    I stand corrected - "The Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is located at 1075 East 20th Street in Chico, CA."
     


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    chrysalid Senior Member

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    Zywiec and Okocim isn't bad. Avoid Warka at all costs. It was the first beer in a while where I poored half the bottle down the drain. It was almost as bad as this Ukrainian beer I had that tasted like a multivitamin mixed with sugar and beer.

    Don't tar all Ukrainian beer witht the same brush - the unpronouncable Pshenychne Weissbier Etalon is easily as good as the German Weissbiers I have tried: http://www.bottledbeer.co.uk/index.html?beerid=3230
     


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    chrysalid Senior Member

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    As a youth I drank a lager called Colt 45, I can't remeber if it was a cheap American lager, or a cheap American style lager, It was fairly nasty though.
     


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    We drank mostly Ice House in college.. by the keg or case. I never really liked it, but I drank it.
     


  14. Drinkwaters

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    As a youth I drank a lager called Colt 45, I can't remeber if it was a cheap American lager, or a cheap American style lager, It was fairly nasty though.

    Colt 45 is a malt liquor. I believe you can only buy them in 1/2 qt. bottles.
    We used to call them GIQ's. Big buzz but nasty hangover.
     


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    I've shotgunned many a beer back in my young and dumb days. I think most folks shotgun with cans, but I've always done it by putting a dime in the bottom of a bottle, and slapping it against your thigh to knock a hole in it. Capping said hole, and pouring a new beer in it. Tilt back, release thumb and let the good times roll. Probably have a few shards of glass in me from it. Usually did it with Kokanee... shitty beer. Harsh going down because it's so over-carbonated to mask it's shitty taste.
     


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