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We tried the best 'cheap' beers from the grocery store — here's the only brand you should buy

We tried the best 'cheap' beers from the grocery store — here's the only brand you should buy

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The INSIDER Summary:


Sure, America is home to incredible craft beer, but when you don’t want a fancy brew, you can head to your local grocery store and pick up a reliable, easy to drink, mass-market US beer.

But which brand should you go with? Bud, Miller, Coors, and PBR are all staples, but which one actually tastes the best?

We put seven ‘cheap’ beers to the test to see which one goes down easiest as part of an ongoing INSIDER taste test series. In the past, we’ve compared everything from iced coffee and chocolate chip cookies to fried chicken. 

We bought all seven cans in New York City and spent anywhere from $2.29 to $3.99 per tallboy can. We performed our taste test blind to ensure that our ranking was not influenced by brand loyalty.

The brands we tried included:

  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • Keystone
  • Coors Light
  • Rolling Rock
  • Yuengling Lager
  • Miller Lite
  • Bud Light

Keep scrolling to read our thoughts and to see the complete ranking.

First up was PBR. We were immediately impressed by this beer’s refreshing and crisp taste. It’s smooth and simple with a just a little bite; the kind of beer you could easily drink a lot of.

Keystone has long been the beer of choice for frat parties and kegs. That’s because although it lacks any sort of flavor, it’s light and easy to drink. We weren’t huge fans of the slightly bitter aftertaste though.

If there’s one way to describe Coors Light, it’s watered down. That said, it can still be refreshing if it’s served super cold on a hot day.

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