Saturday, February 03, 2007 AD

Best Bang for the Buck

Since this blog has been inactive as of late, let me ask a question of everyone who posts here (I will answer it too).

What beer do you think is the best value? I don't mean which beer is the best, but which beer do you think delivers quality at a good price. At one time, issues of a wine magazine would hit my desk (the advantage of working at a place with "library" in the name but without any books). In there, they would rate wine on a 0-100 scale. Every once in a while, you would run across a wine which would get above an 80, but be under $10. That is what I want you all to think about. Quality and price.

What made me ask that question? I was reading an article about the efficiency of different rifle cartridges.

What is my answer? Leinenkugel's. They produce wonderful beers that won't break the bank. It definitely isn't American Macrobrew. Are they the best beers? No, but they are a good value. I can't pay $2-5 for a bottle of beer every time I enter the store. So Leiney's is my every day beer. I'm drinking a Doppelbock right now, and it tastes better, IMHO, than many of the doppelbocks out there that cost more. That, my friends, is value, and Leiney's is a great value brewery.


Blogger TKls2myhrt said...

Excellent question! One of my pet peeves is people who drink a ridiculous amount of beer usually accomplish their goal because they buy cheap beer. When I purchase beer, I buy the best I can for no more than $10.00 for 6 bottles. Since I have teenagers, I don't want to keep track of too many bottles in the fridge. Six beer is a good number to have on hand on the weekend; enough for my husband and I and any surprise guests.

I tried an interesting beer last weekend - Red Stripe. I was really surprised at its sweet taste. I wonder if anyone has reported on that beer on this blog.

Leinenkugel's is also my favorite. Summit Breweries also produces wonderful beers; I don't know if they are local to the St. Paul areas, though.

8:21 PM  
Blogger Devona said...

Rob and I like to drink Goose Island beers and Great Lakes beers.

Quality ingredients, always around $8 for a 6 pack, microbrews.

Nothing better than that. :)

10:39 AM  
Blogger Michael P. Borg said...

Being an Oregonian, I am partial to Widmer Brothers (Broken Halo IPA and their Drop Top Amber), since I am taking a call to Alaska, the Alaska Brewing Co.'s Alt Style is nice. For imported: Newcastle Brown Ale (English)

3:48 PM  
Anonymous SteveH said...

Back in 1972 when I briefly attended the University of Massachusettes we could get a six pack of Genesee for a buck.

9:25 PM  
Blogger kristina said...

I rarely buy beer to take home and if I did I would probably get a growler of bitter from Barley John's.

But, I do like Lienie's too. I recently tried their Apple Spice Beer. I thought it was more 'apples and spice' than 'beer', but I liked it. I like Leinenkugel about the same as Summit.

8:20 AM  

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