By Matt Goldstein
1. Yuengling Lager, Pottsville, PA:
Established in 1829, Yuengling is America’s oldest brewery, and they make damn good beer. A few weeks ago I heard someone mention it as a craft beer. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that because I grew up on the stuff, but for about $18 a case it’s an excellent buy. Yuengling Lager has great color, flavor and bite. I was even asked to mail two cases out to a friend of mine in AZ because he couldn’t seem to find it anywhere in Phoenix. People crave this stuff!
I’ve had Yuengling so many times that if I was in the store right now I’d probably grab Bitburger instead. It’s full bodied, light, a little dry and a little hoppy, but very refreshing. I had a few this weekend and I can’t believe this German import sells for about $18. It’s a flat out steel!
Original Premium Pilsner/Lager, Chippewa Falls, WI. About $20 a case.
4. Shiner Bock
Shiner, TX. You can get a case of cans for about $20.
5. Lionshead, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
It’s a flat out good beer and you can get a case of bottles for $15. In the college days it might have been $11.
6. Full Sail Session Lager, Hood River, OR.
7. Lonestar, San Antonio, TX
8. Yuengling Black & Tan, Pottsville, PA
9. Molson Golden Pale Ale, Quebec, Canada
10. Yuengling Porter, Pottsville, PA
11. Pacifico, Mazatlan, Mexico.
12. Yuengling Light, Pottsville, PA
13. Lionshead Light, Wilkes-Barre, PA
14. Full Sail Session Black, Hood River, OR
15. Yuengling Premium, Pottsville, PA
16. Labatts Blue, London, Canada
17. Tecate, Tecate Mexico
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