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The Best Cheap Beer Brands: A Taste Test Of Regular Domestic Beers


We have to be honest. We really weren't looking forward to this taste test. Swigging down 10 different kinds of cheap, bottom-shelf beer in succession is kind of a gut buster. The worst part? We're not drinking light beers. We're talking real, regular, American-made beer.

We all have our favorites, whether we've developed an emotional attachment to a particular brand during college or we just think the bottle design looks cool in our hands. But you have to stop and wonder: Is your favorite brand actually the best-tasting beer? Or does your blind adulation mask the fact that it tastes like pond scum? We found out the answer, and it's probably going to embarrass you.

We blind-tasted 10 popular brands of regular, domestic, bottom-shelf beer. In a slam to our fiercely loyal beer-drinking editors' pride, we unknowingly ranked some of our go-to beers near the bottom of our list. Check out the results below, and let us know what you think.

As always, this taste test is in no way sponsored or influenced by the brands included.

This story appears in Issue 31 of our weekly iPad magazine, Huffington, in the iTunes App store, available January 11.

#1: Pabst Blue Ribbon

Bottom Shelf Beer Taste Test, 2012

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