Which Beer Gets You The Drunkest The Cheapest – ABV/Price Chart

by nixforsix on August 28, 2012

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There are many factors that go into choosing which beer to buy. Depending on your station in life, it may just come down to what gets you the drunkest while being the cheapest. You may have a little more money and slightly refined taste buds, but not also shell out big bucks for a sessionable beer. Have no fear, we’ve compiled the numbers so that you can make an informed decision. Though prices fluctuate over time and from store to store, the relative value should remain more or less constant. As you may imagine, anything with Ice in the name or any other big domestic beer does pretty well in these terms. European beers and low calorie beers give you the worst value. On the chart below, the lower the Price/Alcohol Ratio number is, the more buzz you’re getting for less bucks. Do your own taste test, and decide which beer is the right choice for you.

Beer cents/oz ABV Price/Alc Ratio Based On
Milwaukee’s Best Ice 5.27 5.9 0.89 12 Pack Cans
Natural Ice 6.3 5.9 1.07 6 Pack Bottles
Milwaukee’s Best 4.85 4.5 1.08 12 Pack Cans
Pabst Blue Ribbon 5.41 5 1.08 6 16oz Cans
Southpaw Light 5.6 5 1.12 12 Pack Bottles
Old Milwaukee 5.34 4.6 1.16 12 Pack Cans
Miller High Life 6.79 5.5 1.23 6 Pack Bottles
Bud Ice 7 5.5 1.27 6 Pack Bottles
Busch 5.83 4.6 1.27 12 Pack Cans
Icehouse 6.79 5 1.36 6 Pack Bottles
Busch Light 5.83 4.2 1.39 12 Pack Cans
Natural Light 6.3 4.2 1.50 6 Pack Bottles
Killian’s Irish Red 7.6 4.9 1.55 6 Pack Bottles
Terrapin Rye 8.49 5.3 1.60 6 Pack Bottles
Budweiser 8.32 5 1.66 6 Pack Bottles
Molson Ice 9.15 5.5 1.66 6 Pack Bottles
MGD Draft 8.32 4.66 1.79 6 Pack Bottles
Michelob 9 5 1.80 6 Pack Bottles
Fosters 9.29 5.1 1.82 6 Pack Bottles
Yuengling Black & Tan 8.18 4.5 1.82 6 Pack Bottles
Budweiser American Ale 9.71 5.3 1.83 6 Pack Bottles
Molson Canadian 9.15 5 1.83 6 Pack Bottles
Yuengling Lager 8.18 4.4 1.86 6 Pack Bottles
Rolling Rock Extra Pale 8.6 4.6 1.87 6 Pack Bottles
Tecate 8.6 4.5 1.91 6 Pack Bottles
Dale’s Pale Ale 12.46 6.5 1.92 6 Pack Cans
New Belgium Ranger IPA 12.5 6.5 1.92 6 Pack Bottles
Bud Select 8.32 4.3 1.93 6 Pack Bottles
Bud Light 8.32 4.2 1.98 6 Pack Bottles
Coors Light 8.32 4.2 1.98 6 Pack Bottles
Miller Lite 8.32 4.2 1.98 6 Pack Bottles
Spaten Oktoberfest 11.8 5.9 2.00 6 Pack Bottles
Shock Top 10.5 5.2 2.02 6 Pack Bottles
Blue Moon 11.1 5.4 2.06 6 Pack Bottles
Hornsby’s Draft Cider 12.5 6 2.08 6 Pack Bottles
Hornsby’s Hard Apple Cider 12.5 6 2.08 6 Pack Bottles
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 12.1 5.7 2.12 6 Pack Bottles
Grolsch 10.8 5 2.16 6 Pack Bottles
J.W. Dundee Honey Brown 9.71 4.5 2.16 6 Pack Bottles
Abita Amber 9.9 4.5 2.20 6 Pack Bottles
Bell’s Oberon 13.2 6 2.20 6 Pack Bottles
Bud Light Lime 9.29 4.2 2.21 6 Pack Bottles
Dos Equis Special Lager 11.1 5 2.22 6 Pack Bottles
Harp 11.1 5 2.22 6 Pack Bottles
Landshark 10.5 4.7 2.23 6 Pack Bottles
Michelob Light 9.57 4.3 2.23 6 Pack Bottles
Bell’s Two Hearted Ale 15.7 7 2.24 6 Pack Bottles
Bud Light Wheat 9.29 4.1 2.27 6 Pack Bottles
New Belgium 1554 12.5 5.5 2.27 6 Pack Bottles
St Pauli Girl 11.1 4.9 2.27 6 Pack Bottles
Yuengling Light 8.18 3.6 2.27 6 Pack Bottles
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA 13.7 6 2.28 6 Pack Bottles
Michelob Ultra 9.57 4.2 2.28 6 Pack Bottles
Heineken 12.5 5.4 2.31 6 Pack Bottles
Pacifico 11.1 4.8 2.31 6 Pack Bottles
Sweetwater 420 12.5 5.4 2.31 6 Pack Bottles
Rock Green Light 8.6 3.7 2.32 6 Pack Bottles
Beck’s 11.8 5 2.36 6 Pack Bottles
Strongbow Dry Cider 12.5 5.3 2.36 6 Pack Bottles
New Belgium Fat Tire 12.5 5.2 2.40 6 Pack Bottles
Paulaner 13.2 5.5 2.40 6 Pack Bottles
Dos Equis Amber 11.1 4.5 2.47 6 Pack Bottles
Sol 11.1 4.5 2.47 6 Pack Bottles
Bass Pale Ale 12.5 5 2.50 6 Pack Bottles
Hoegaarden 12.5 5 2.50 6 Pack Bottles
Stella Artois 12.5 5 2.50 6 Pack Bottles
Woodchuck Amber 12.5 5 2.50 6 Pack Bottles
Woodchuck Granny Smith 12.5 5 2.50 6 Pack Bottles
Sweetwater Blue 12.5 4.9 2.55 6 Pack Bottles
Red Stripe 12.1 4.7 2.57 6 Pack Bottles
Anchor Steam 12.74 4.9 2.60 6 Pack Bottles
New Belgium Mothership Wit 12.5 4.8 2.60 6 Pack Bottles
Samuel Adams 12.5 4.8 2.60 6 Pack Bottles
Corona 12.2 4.6 2.65 6 Pack Bottles
Newcastle Brown Ale 12.5 4.7 2.66 6 Pack Bottles
Peroni 12.5 4.7 2.66 6 Pack Bottles
Shiner Bock 11.8 4.4 2.68 6 Pack Bottles
Corona Light 12.2 4.5 2.71 6 Pack Bottles
Modelo Especial 12.2 4.4 2.77 6 Pack Bottles
Smithwicks 12.5 4.5 2.78 6 Pack Bottles
Abita Purple Haze 12.1 4.2 2.88 6 Pack Bottles
Pilsner Urquell 12.5 4.3 2.91 6 Pack Bottles
MGD 64 8.32 2.8 2.97 6 Pack Bottles
Samuel Adams Light 12.5 4.05 3.09 6 Pack Bottles
Guinness 13 4 3.25 6 Pack Bottles
Red Stripe Light 12.07 3.6 3.35 6 Pack Bottles
Bud Select 55 8.32 2.4 3.47 6 Pack Bottles
Amstel Light 12.5 3.5 3.57 6 Pack Bottles
Heineken Light 12.5 3.5 3.57 6 Pack Bottles
Beck’s Premier Light 11.8 2.3 5.13 6 Pack Bottles

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Riggs August 29, 2012 at 9:50 AM

How is HAMMs not on there?!?!?! I can buy a 30pk for $10! Also..no Boxer Lager? 36pk is like $12….

John August 29, 2012 at 11:05 AM

No Steel Reserve… epic FAIL

Diana August 29, 2012 at 1:12 PM

I don’t see Naddy Daddy on there either.

Martin August 29, 2012 at 3:47 PM

What John said. Steel Reserve is over 8% alcohol, comes in 24 oz cans, costing at most 2.50 per can. It’s essentially 4 regular beers per can.

Duh John August 30, 2012 at 12:51 AM

I think it’s a fail when they don’t happen to have the beer i drink on the list…..durrrr….

try crest August 30, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Crest beer… check it out. should be on the list

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