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Poll: The best cheap beer you’ll ever admit to liking is:
  • 2.9% - Olympia 30
  • 4.9% - Natural Light 51
  • 23% - Pabst Blue Ribbon 240
  • 0.3% - Stag 3
  • 14% - Miller High Life 146
  • 4.1% - Schlitz 43
  • 45% - Ew, ew, ew, none of the above. 469
  • 5.8% - Other (specify in the comments) 60
1042 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?



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schrep97


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genny cream ale. hands down best cheap beer out there

rprebel


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Miller Light isn't entirely undrinkable. Coors Light is water, so it doesn't count.

edlada


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schrep97 wrote:genny cream ale. hands down best cheap beer out there



Wow, Genny Cream, THAT brought back some memories! Well, vague memories anyway.

That was in the day where the pull tab came off the can completely. My friend saved the tabs, put them together by hooking the tab through the ring of the next one and there was a chain of these going back and forth across his basement ceiling at least two and one half times. I think the tabs were all from Genny Cream Ale.

My dogs like me, that is important.

kylemittskus


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The Champagne of Beers seems perfectly fit for the place in which this poll rests.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

tastesawesome


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Lone Star...the national beer of Texas!

chipgreen


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edlada wrote:Wow, Genny Cream, THAT brought back some memories! Well, vague memories anyway.

That was in the day where the pull tab came off the can completely. My friend saved the tabs, put them together by hooking the tab through the ring of the next one and there was a chain of these going back and forth across his basement ceiling at least two and one half times. I think the tabs were all from Genny Cream Ale.



I wonder how many times he cut his fingers doing that? I used to drink some Genny Cream back in the day... and some Little Kings... and some Miller High Life.

Worst cheap beer I ever had was Old Dutch. It was "bottom of the barrel" Iron City and it smelled rancid.

swantner


quality posts: 2 Private Messages swantner

I don't drink beer.

onestinkyfish


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schrep97 wrote:genny cream ale. hands down best cheap beer out there



Ditto

olperfesser


quality posts: 2 Private Messages olperfesser

Life is too short to drink cheap wi... er... beer.

SneezyKevinA


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swantner wrote:I don't drink beer.



Me either.

coynedj


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schrep97 wrote:genny cream ale. hands down best cheap beer out there



Growing up in Rochester, there was no getting away from Genny Cream. And there wasn't any need to - it was light years ahead of Old Dutch and Rheingold and the other cheap brews available.

I started out on Burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff. Bob Dylan, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

How on earth did I get 7 QPs?

rpm


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There was a time (~late '60s early 70's in my experience, not since) when "fire brewed" Stroh's was a very decent cheap bear.

Interesting cheap beer note: in the Army in the 1970s, there was a remarkably persistent divide concerning beer: the NCO ( = noncomissioned officers: E-4 through E-9) and 123 (junior enlisted: E-1 through E-3) clubs all served Pabst Blue Ribbon while the officers' clubs served Budweiser. Go to any private gathering of soldiers and the enlisted men would have Pabst, and maybe Coors (if within the distribution range) and the officers would have Bud or Heineken. Even when we mixed them all up in big tubs with ice, the troops would reflexively take Pabst and the officers Bud.

Wine was both more and less problematic: most enlisted men either did not drink wine at all or drank such potions as Night Train, MD20/20, Thunderbird, or fruit concoctions like Annie Green Springs. Most officers drank plebian wine if at all, except German wines, where many had surprisingly good knowledge and cellars from having spent time stationed in Germany.

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Pull lots of corks!
Remember what you taste!

mrsque


quality posts: 5 Private Messages mrsque

bud light lime...

*I* have FIVE Quality Posts! no, seriously...how did that happen?!

Discord


quality posts: 6 Private Messages Discord

Yuengling.

bigj78


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bigj78

Old Style - the offical beer of the Chicago Cubs...lol

Oh! and Mickey's Malt liqueur - Did some one say 40!

Both where my college past times

lionheartsails


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Milwaukee's Worst (Best) and
Schaefer Beer (America's oldest lager beer)

sdwindansea


quality posts: 3 Private Messages sdwindansea

I have fond (and fuzzy) memories of Busch beer. I still remember when they finally sold it in California about a year after I moved out here. This was a time before the craft brews started gaining prominence (Anchor and Sam Adams was all that was readily available) and I was poor.

Living in Philadelphia for years, I will always enjoy a Yeungling as well.

bblhed


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Budweiser

trifecta


quality posts: 69 Private Messages trifecta

My order:

Rainier
Pabst
Olympia

All great fav's from the college days.

voodoo29


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Tecate

--VooDoo

mewalk707


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sdwindansea wrote:I have fond (and fuzzy) memories of Busch beer.



Me too. From last weekend.

wickedd365


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Big Flats
A super cheap beer Walgreen's sells and it's actually not bad at all. Enjoyable.

Also Lone Star. It's a strong tasting beer but not too bad.

vwjay51378


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Straub, Camo, Silver Thunder, Genesee Cream Ale, Lions Head, or for the true connoisseur Natty Bo!

takey


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What about old style or blatz.

jawlz


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How much does a 6 pack of PBR go for these days anyways? I have never liked the stuff, and really don't understand the hipster-cred it has gotten over the years.

I do like Bud Light for tailgating purposes on a hot day. I guess that goes for.... around 75 cents a can or so? Trader Joes' Simpler Times beer is had for around 67 cents a can, and is still roughly palatable.

josial


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sdwindansea wrote:I have fond (and fuzzy) memories of Busch beer. I still remember when they finally sold it in California about a year after I moved out here. This was a time before the craft brews started gaining prominence (Anchor and Sam Adams was all that was readily available) and I was poor.

Living in Philadelphia for years, I will always enjoy a Yeungling as well.



I grew up in Pittsburgh and agree Yeungling is as good a cheap beer as you can get. Nothing really like it in California (Anchor or Sierra are a good bit more expensive).

tytiger58


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Olympia...i lived within walking distance to the brewery in Tumwater when i was 20, drank that stuff like water...wait it was the water.

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

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chipgreen


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rpm wrote:There was a time (~late '60s early 70's in my experience, not since) when "fire brewed" Stroh's was a very decent cheap bear.



A guy I landscaped for when I was 17 (late 70s) had a customer who drove a Stroh's truck and paid in beer. We used to drink Stroh's everyday after work, our boss's garage was filled with it. I guess all those cases must have just "fallen off the truck".

chipgreen


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bigj78 wrote:Old Style - the offical beer of the Chicago Cubs...lol

Oh! and Mickey's Malt liqueur - Did some one say 40!

Both where my college past times



Used to drink the 12 oz Mickey's "Big Mouth".

chipgreen


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takey wrote:What about old style or blatz.



First time I ever got drunk from beer was on Blatz. I got pretty ripped from 3 cans and it was also my first ever concert, Three Dog Night. I was 12 years old. Good times, good times....

EDIT: They recently brought back some of the old beers like Blatz and Schlitz although I doubt they're the same as before. I saw them being sold at MLB games at a "Beers of your father" stand or some similar name.

EDITx2: When my father and the neighbors got together for summer parties in the late 60s/early 70s they all drank Black Label beer. Fast forward to my teenage years and we used to drive down to Cleveland's Little Italy and buy beer from card-playing, Black Label drinkin' Mafioso types in a little bar behind a restaurant for double the retail price.

Winedavid39


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rpm wrote:There was a time (~late '60s early 70's in my experience, not since) when "fire brewed" Stroh's was a very decent cheap bear.

Interesting cheap beer note: in the Army in the 1970s, there was a remarkably persistent divide concerning beer: the NCO ( = noncomissioned officers: E-4 through E-9) and 123 (junior enlisted: E-1 through E-3) clubs all served Pabst Blue Ribbon while the officers' clubs served Budweiser. Go to any private gathering of soldiers and the enlisted men would have Pabst, and maybe Coors (if within the distribution range) and the officers would have Bud or Heineken. Even when we mixed them all up in big tubs with ice, the troops would reflexively take Pabst and the officers Bud.

Wine was both more and less problematic: most enlisted men either did not drink wine at all or drank such potions as Night Train, MD20/20, Thunderbird, or fruit concoctions like Annie Green Springs. Most officers drank plebian wine if at all, except German wines, where many had surprisingly good knowledge and cellars from having spent time stationed in Germany.



very cool insight. will send to my Airforce Colonel father in law and see if this worked across establishments.

nurse5656


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They don't make it anymore, but Rainer beer.

phonedog365


quality posts: 6 Private Messages phonedog365

Should differentiate between cheap as in inexpensive and cheap as in low, quality swill that does the job. For the record I'm offended Old Style isn't on the list.

chipgreen


quality posts: 180 Private Messages chipgreen

How about some Olde Frothingslosh? The self-described "Pale Stale Ale".

jcolli18


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rpm wrote:There was a time (~late '60s early 70's in my experience, not since) when "fire brewed" Stroh's was a very decent cheap bear.

Interesting cheap beer note: in the Army in the 1970s, there was a remarkably persistent divide concerning beer: the NCO ( = noncomissioned officers: E-4 through E-9) and 123 (junior enlisted: E-1 through E-3) clubs all served Pabst Blue Ribbon while the officers' clubs served Budweiser. Go to any private gathering of soldiers and the enlisted men would have Pabst, and maybe Coors (if within the distribution range) and the officers would have Bud or Heineken. Even when we mixed them all up in big tubs with ice, the troops would reflexively take Pabst and the officers Bud.

Wine was both more and less problematic: most enlisted men either did not drink wine at all or drank such potions as Night Train, MD20/20, Thunderbird, or fruit concoctions like Annie Green Springs. Most officers drank plebian wine if at all, except German wines, where many had surprisingly good knowledge and cellars from having spent time stationed in Germany.



I have tried Stroh's, and it's pretty good. You can still find it in certain areas, but it's not easy.

JimBob1


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I still enjoy Hamm's, the beer refreshing. Have a few left in the frig, but will soon need to cross several state lines to restock.

bkarlan


quality posts: 46 Private Messages bkarlan

South Paw Light. Was able to get a pitcher in college for $4.25

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse..." - John Stuart Mill

ERMD


quality posts: 1 Private Messages ERMD

Strohs... Good Detroit beer
Mabel.. Hand me a can of ole black label

silver4269


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Quite a few of those actually, and I'm currently drinking the Flanders Fred from De Prouf/Hair of the Dog collaboration. Plus I'm a homebrewer with 5 taps and a walk in cooler. The problem is you are missing your audience Woot! These questions are not general enough. I would have answered Henry Weinhard's if it was an option, because of the PNW roots. But the macros only? If someone drinks one they will drink the others. Except Hipsters, they stick with PBR. (HEY, HIPSTERS! Guess what... the recipe went back to crap a couple years ago, it tastes bad again)
Oh yeah, I'm the guy that keeps asking for BEER.WOOT.COM. get on it. If you need a purchasing agent just let me know.