Cheap American Beers, From 'Worst' to 'Least Worst'
Deadspin ranks 36 inexpensive US brews
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 5, 2013 6:07 PM CDT

(Newser) – Sometimes there's nothing better than a cold beer—and a cheap one at that. But according to Will Gordon at Deadspin—who ranked 36 cheap American beers "from worst to least-worst"—plenty of US brews are better poured down the drain than your actual throat. Where does your favorite beer rank?

  • Gordon's No. 1 choice? The "smooth, creamy, and dreamy" Grain Belt Premium, followed closely by Narragansett at No. 2.
  • Coors Light and Budweiser took Nos. 12 and 13, respectively, while Bud Light—which "tastes like printer paper," apparently—came in at No. 26.
  • Even worse, Bud Light Lime came in second to last, since it "tastes like green Froot Loops soaked in thigh sweat."
  • And, drumroll ... Keystone took the title of "the worst beer currently sold on American soil." It's "worse than Heineken and murder."
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Jul 12, 2013 9:50 PM CDT
He missed one. THE worst beer in America is Black Label. Tastes like Tab mixed with liquid tar.
Jul 8, 2013 6:05 PM CDT
Hands up those of you honest enough to say the best beer is the one with the highest alcohol content. Let's see those hands. Just as I thought.
Jul 8, 2013 4:15 PM CDT
After clicking on this article, I pulled a Yuengling out of the 'fridge and sat down to read, thinking, this ought to be interesting. Bear in mind, I'm an ex-tin can sailor from Uncle Sam's Navy and have swilled beer with the finest of them in 37 or 38 countries on 5 continents. When I saw the beer lineup from least to most, I knew it wasn't a serious analysis, just one person's opinion. I've even made beer and today, you can make some pretty decent beer at home, and legally too. I like all beer and can accept each on it's own merit. However, some that standout in my mind include: Liberty Ale, Anchor Steam, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Pete's Wicked Ale, etc. I think Yuengling is a good working beer on an everyday basis.