Beer-Flation: Where The World's Cheapest And Most Expensive Beer Is Found

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When the price of everything is rising, there's nothing more important that knowing the cheapest (and most expensive) places in the world to get a drink...


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Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:00 | 4915814 wee-weed up
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you pay for quality in beer

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:05 | 4915832 THX 1178
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When I was in Australia I had a delicious beer called XXXX (fourex) Gold. Try it if yer evah daon undah.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:09 | 4915845 NidStyles
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Anything has to be better than VB....


I recommend Red Horse to any of you that make it to the Philippines. That stuff is amazingly smooth and strong. 

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 21:45 | 4916180 conscious being
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Beer Lao Dam - Black beer from Vientien, Laos is the best in SE Asia.  About $1 per bottle.  Load up at the duty free by the Mehkong bridges.

Plus, they have these great stickers with their symbol, a black panther with LBC Laos Beer Company, underneath it, so you can bring them back to Long Beach City and say things like 'dedicated to the LBC'.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 22:54 | 4916390 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Bud Lite... they still make that shit? I'd rather drink runoff from Fukushima. If a man can't discern what a good tasting beer is, there isn't ANY hope for him. 'Merica... where fake men drink fake beer.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 00:55 | 4916735 flacon
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I only drink when the S&P is green. 

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 01:05 | 4916759 JoeSexPack
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Karlovacko was a good one in Croatia. Like Heineken, but smoother. Price was right too.


Nice watching the waves at Buza Bar, Dubrovnik. Mute song if needed.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 03:06 | 4916868 cbxer55
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To my eye, and taste buds, if I can see through a glass of beer, I ain't drinkin it. 

Opaque, so dark I cannot see out the other side. Guinness Extra Stout. ;-)

Most all Amerikan beer looks like someone whizzed in a glass. Spud's Suds. 

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 01:05 | 4916757 PhilofOz
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Well VB is better than that Fosters shit that all foreigners think Aussies love, yet is considered so bad here the liquor stores stopped stocking it 20 years ago. Red Horse, lovely drop at 7% but reports of liver/kidney damage from those drinking too much because of the polluted waters they use to produce it.  My bro-in-law was in charge of the San Miguel afternoon shift and walked me through the plant one evening. In my opinion he had the best job in the world... testing the product off the line. He quit and was paid out 5 years before retirement age. Crazy!!

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 01:38 | 4916812 xtop23
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Samuel Smith Chocolate Stout.


Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:09 | 4915848 boattrash
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and you pay for Lack of quality the next morning. I've never had a bad hangover from drinking Dark, Warm, German Girls (St Pauli)

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:16 | 4915866 wee-weed up
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Countries with the cheapest beers above lists...

Saudi Arabia at $0.70 - WTF?

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:29 | 4915905 NidStyles
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The list is incomplete. I know several places I can get a bottle for less than $.50. 


I am an alcoholic, and proud.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 22:08 | 4916238 Ness.
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I can buy a case of beer for $13.99 and drink at home with family and friends for $0.58 a beer.  Conversation and food with friends and family... priceless.  Everyone should try it.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 22:04 | 4916231 -.-
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Cheap domestic beers come in at a hefty price when you are the in the Antilles

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:55 | 4915998 goldhedge
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Are you talking about beer or pussy juice?


Tue, 07/01/2014 - 22:35 | 4916357 Dublinmick
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It is just cheap dishwater labeled beer as most so called German beers are today unless they are directly imported from Germany. I stick with Warsteiner for now. Germany has not yet gone to GMO syrup in brewing.

They Heinekein sold in the US now days is just cheap sugar water with hops, nothing like what is sold in Europe.

It is all pretty sketchy these days, mostly I drink champagne and once in awhile Italian wine but be aware the mafia dumped a lot of nuclear waster in certain areas of Italy.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 22:57 | 4916424 monkeyboy
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When I was in Australia I had a delicious beer called XXXX (fourex) Gold. Try it if yer evah daon undah.


Shite. Wouldn't even call it beer. Tastes like arse that's why Queenslanders drink it.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:02 | 4915824 SilverIsMoney
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Three Floyds Gumballhead... amazing wheat beer. Buy it.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:46 | 4915957 Wait What
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Deschutes Hop Henge. amazing-er IPA. like drinking a piece of sweetbread drenched in cascade hops.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:58 | 4916990 xtop23
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I'm gonna try a bottle just based on your description. Sounds fantastic.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:05 | 4915830 Skateboarder
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Best-selling beer brand =/= good beer

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:19 | 4915881 pakled
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That statistic jumped out at me too. But at the same time not at all surprising.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:06 | 4915835 I need Another Beer
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Its all irrelevant. Trust me when i say wine will be making a comeback. I don't look forward to this, but the wheels of industry are about gone. When beer is gone, u had beter know the constituition

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:16 | 4915869 Chief Wonder Bread
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I found that last sentence puzzling. But You do Need Another Beer.

I'm a wine-drinker myself. Beer = liquid 'bread' (you might even call it 'wonder bread').

Unfortunately, drinking it packs on the lbs., just like any bread.


Wed, 07/02/2014 - 00:13 | 4916650 conscious being
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Work it off first by accomplishing a few things in the hot sun.  Then take a seat in the shade and enjoy a cold glass of beer.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:09 | 4915846 ATM
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Pabst Blue Ribbon!

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:33 | 4915915 Estrella
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"Pabst Blue Ribbon!"? Do you mean PBR?

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:10 | 4915852 pragmatic hobo
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coors-light and bud-light shouldn't be called "beer" ... they are more like watered down piss.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:16 | 4915868 pakled
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Buffalo piss, to be precise.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 23:17 | 4916478 IridiumRebel
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Tended at a Brewery that only served the beer they brewed. People would ask for the closest thing to [insert American piss beer] and we would hand them a glass of ice water.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:23 | 4915890 90's Child
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"Watered down piss"


Live in Utah - 3.2%, then you have the right to talk bout 'watered down piss'

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:38 | 4915925 garypaul
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3.2% alcohol content? What brand is that?

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 21:56 | 4916209 wee-weed up
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Mormon Lite?

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 23:20 | 4916490 90's Child
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Unless bought at a state liqour store (25% price increase) it's 3.2%
all bars, stores, restaurants 3.2%

Brewery's 4% (Wasatsh, Bonniville, Parkcity)

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 22:36 | 4916361 Dublinmick
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Anybody who will drink American beer will surely drink piss and not know the difference.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 00:17 | 4916662 conscious being
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Come on mick.  We're not all on the short bus.  As there was before Prohibition, there's a lot of small brewries that do a nice job.  The big corporate stuff you are right if you're talking about that.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:22 | 4915888 Juvenal laughs
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I missed the greatest variety of top quality beers: Belgium.



Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:31 | 4915910 flapdoodle
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Belgium is right civilized. I did some medical tourism for an operation in Belgium and you could get a wide variety of Belgian beers delivered to your bed in the hospital!

and Belgium has the best chocolate and best frites and moules to go along with the best beer!


Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:48 | 4915968 Wait What
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trappist monks know how to make some good beer.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 22:10 | 4916258 putaipan
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Wed, 07/02/2014 - 01:37 | 4916809 Gigliola Cinquetti
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My Top 5 Belgian Trappist beers : 

1) Westmalle Triple 

2) Westvleteren Double 

3) Orval

4) Rochefort 8

5) Chilmay Triple (white) 

That's beer !

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:48 | 4916915 piliage
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You, Sir, are a proper connoisseur. I salute you.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:54 | 4916919 piliage
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Trappist's can't speak, can't have sex, beer is the only vice left...

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 22:37 | 4916362 Dublinmick
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Belgium beer is trash

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 23:28 | 4916521 Oh regional Indian
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You can't just say that...youve got to follow up with 1) Why? or 2) what's better?

What's yer poison Dub? Warm Irish Ale?

I was in Londonium once and tried a warm beer....ugh! ;-)

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 00:21 | 4916670 conscious being
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ORI - you just came to mind when I looked at the word conscience.

Con science??  What do you make of that conjunction for such an integral part of our being?

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:33 | 4915908 Duc888
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Kinda likin' Founders "Dirty Bastard" Porter lately.  $11 a six.  Worth every penny. 8-1/2% too.

Gods Nectar in a bottle.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:52 | 4917709 The Third Man
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Grand Rapids MI has produced nothing finer than that brewery. Oatmeal Breakfast Stout is in my top 10 beers of all time.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 20:32 | 4915913 Duc888
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I need another beer: Its all irrelevant. Trust me when i say wine will be making a comeback. I don't look forward to this, but the wheels of industry are about gone. When beer is gone, u had beter know the constituition.


You can still find some decent red wine for $13 a (large) bottle...ya gotta slog through a lot of shit though.


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