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Old 03-27-2013, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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Yeah, Duquense works when things are tight. Better tasting IMO than Rolling Rock. I don't think Duq has much distribution outside PA though.

I've seen Yuengling priced more like a 'craft' beer in places outside PA/MD/WV like Leinie's is priced in PA and it's not worth that.

We can't get beer at Trader Joes in PA but when I've had their house beers, they're not bad. Similar in quality to Henry Weinhards.
Incidentally i've seen Yuengling cheaper in MD than PA. Straubs is another PA beer that's decent for the price as well but harder to find unless you go to a distributor.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:13 AM
 
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Shiner Bock is a good one that's readily available and typically inexpensive.

A month of budget beers: Our tasters tell you which are worth trying - Food - Ohio
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Woodinville
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I watch the sales. Typically there's at least one brewery I like that clocks in at 7 bucks for a 6-pack. I'm not really a fan of the cheaper beers except in specific situations, so saving a dollar for a 6-pack of Coors Light is never really worth it to me.

You could try the Kirkland Signature Beers at Costco. They are pretty dang good just like most Kirkland signature products.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:59 PM
 
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Find a local brewery and buy direct from them if you can. It'll usually be a bit cheaper. But, $7-$9 is about average for a decent 6 pack these days. You could get Big Flats from Walgreens for $3.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:37 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Watch the sales and you can usually find Fat Tire, Full Sail, Red Hook, Shiner Bock and Sierra Nevada on sale for about $6-$7 a six pack. If I am really watching my budget sometimes I will get the private label grocery store brands. Some chains like Kroger and Supervalue are selling their own brand of IPA's and craft beer. Not the best, but will do in a pinch if you are watching your wallet. Last but not least Henry Weinard's is not too bad of a budget beer.

The best tasting of your typical American swill beer is Rolling Rock. I call it my "lawnmower" beer, after working in the yard for a few hours an ice cold Rolling Rock doesn't taste that bad.
I've not noticed any "Kroger" beer in WV. What do they call theirs? I don't mind trying something new, but I can usually find Magic Hat cheaper than some other brands. If not, I'll just pay the price and drink Sam Adams. Since I brew my own, I don't HAVE to buy beer very often.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:44 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Shiner Bock is a good one that's readily available and typically inexpensive.

A month of budget beers: Our tasters tell you which are worth trying - Food - Ohio
This is a list of really bad beers. I had enough of those in young, stupid days. Never again.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:50 AM
 
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If you live somewhere that you can get beers at Trader Joe's, that's a good option. Mission St Pale Ale and IPA's are good, as are some of the other "no name" brands (they're contract brewed by well-known brewers). The Trader Joe's German series are not particularly good in my opinion, unless you like heavy Bavarian flavors.

Costco is my best source. The options are limited by the prices are $20-24 per case. Out here, my go-to's at Costco are Lagunitas IPA, and whatever Deschutes seasonal beer they're selling (Red Chair, Jubelale, Twilight).

But I also spend far too much for growlers, pints at the brewery, and bottles of rarer/more expensive stuff. It's a splurge, but I'm surrounded by good breweries and beer outlets so it's tough to escape.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:54 AM
 
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Am a fan of good Pilsners or Belgian Whites or just good/ different micro brew varieties.

Recently put some thought to it and the beers I like (HArpoon USB, Pilsner Urquell, Stella, Flying Fish brands, Victory brands, Blue Moon- I know... its owned by Coors, but its pretty damn good, etc....) were running me $9 to $10 per 6 pack.

Recently I started buying Yueng Ling (not sure I am spelling it right) which is pretty darn good in its own right.... and is more like $6 per 6 pack.

I like the pricier beers more.... but do I like them 40% more??????

That said... what are some good beers that do not break the bank??
if i'm going to step it up to something great, but still want a bargain, the best one i've found is La Fin du Monde, which is a belgian style from canada. To me it is comparable to chimay, but way cheaper. I think it would be up your alley.



Yuengling Light is my staple beer: decent price, low alcohol, decently low in calories, tastes good. There are plenty of beers I like better, but they are usually expensive.

i've also been trying a brand that's shown up in my grocery store (here in NC) lately, called Third Shift. It is a subsidiary of millercoors, not a microbrew , but they have a good amber ale that is better and (at least for now) cheaper than yuengling. It just hit the market, and if my experience is any indication it will catch on.

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Old 03-28-2013, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I agree with Yuengling. When I'm at Wal-Mart and just want to pick up a quick 6 pack that's what I grab. I think it's about $5 here, and it's pretty darn tasty.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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This is a list of really bad beers. I had enough of those in young, stupid days. Never again.
Agree! Reading that list brought back some very bad memories. Life is too short to drink bad beer!
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