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Jun 5, 2009 01:56 AM

Best cheap canned beer

What do you think is the best cheap canned beer that can be bought in L.A.?

$5 for a 6-pack seems like a good price cap for cheap beer ( < $1/beer ).

Shaefer's Light was kind of popular back in high school. I seem to remember that it was pretty good.

Old Milwaukee Best Light was very popular back in high school. I haven't had it since 1993. I seem to remember that it was fairly watered down.

It looks like BevMo! sells Keystone Light 30-pack for $14 which seems like a great value ( < $.50/can) -

What's your opinion?

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  1. Trader Joe's, Simpler Times lager is fair for 3.99 a six pack.

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    1. re: rockfish42

      ... and is truly the worst beer I've ever tasted. Someone who will remain nameless brought over a 6pk for a BBQ that lived in the fridge for months. Do I have to tell you how long a beer usually lives in the fridge?

      1. re: jdwdeville

        AGREED! Absolutely awful. I took one sip and threw the rest away.

        I vote for Tecate.

        1. re: daftpunkxl

          I take strong exception to this. Simpler Times is my new favorite beer when I'm looking for a cold, clean pale lager. It's like an old time-y "Smokey and the Bandit" style original Coors.

          I drank Keystone all through college. It's not particularly good, but it's drinkable, and it'll get you where you're going.

      2. re: rockfish42

        OK, today I bought four six packs at Trader Joe's since it was $2.99 each. At $12 a case and 6.2% alcohol per volume, you can't beat it for a cheap drunk! Burp!

      3. Fresh and Easy (some of them) sell beer called Taurino Cerveza in both cans and bottles. I can't remember the prices of the cans vs. bottles, Definately under $10 for 12 bottles or 18 cans. More like $6 to $8. I think the price vaires by store a bit.

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        1. re: designjb

          I'll second the rec for Taurino.. It's imported from El Salvador. When the 18-pack goes on sale at F & E, they drop the price to $6.99.

          1. $5 for a 6-pack seems a little high for cheap beer for me; you might as well pay the extra buck and get something that actually tastes good. I'm fond of Trader Joe's dunkelweizen, bock, and doppelbock ($6/6-pack).

            1. The first that comes to mind that is canned is Wittekerke, You can usually find it for a decent price.

              If you are going for cheap, yet palatible, maybe Michelob? I'm not sure if it comes canned though.

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